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The Son of Kong (1933)

The men who captured the giant ape King Kong return to Skull Island and find his likewise gigantic but far more friendly son.

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After the disastrous results of his last expedition, Carl Denham leaves New York aboard a ship to escape all the trouble. After a mutiny, he and a few companions are left behind on Skull island, where they meet a smaller relative of King Kong and make friends with him. Written by Michael Zolk <mzolk@ix.urz.uni-heidelberg.de>

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SEE! The cannibals! The earthquake! The sea serpent! The fighting monsters of ages past! See more »


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22 December 1933 (USA)  »

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Son of Kong  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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Robert Armstrong (Carl Denham) and the executive producer Merian C. Cooper died only one day apart: Armstrong on April 20, 1973 and Cooper on April 21, 1973. See more »

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When Little Kong fights the Nothosaurus in the cavern following the discovery of the treasure they are both reflected in the glass used in the process shot superimposed on Denham and the girl in the background. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Hudson, Landlady: [peeking out door] There's a newsboy, and a peddler, and a taxi driver out there.
Carl Denham: I betcha a nickel they're all process servers.
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Crazy Credits

The cast credits in the opening titles identify the character played by Helen Mack as "Hilda", but nowhere in the story itself is she given a name other than her stage billing of "La Belle Helene". See more »


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The Streets of Cairo (Snake-Charmer Song)
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By James Thornton
Played by Helen's Monkey Band
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Fairly Good Sequel to a Classic
29 November 2005 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This was a pretty decent sequel to one of the greatest films of all time. Of course, when it first came out it was pretty much a flop. This was due to the fact that it had a lot to live up to, especially since it was released just a relatively short time after the original Kong was released. However, taken alone this film does hold up well as a nice little adventure film and for a change of pace the big ape is not a vicious and destructive creature, but rather a cute and gentle imp who when pushed is a fighter. Also, what is nice about this film is the fact that Denham gets the girl for a change. In the original he was too driven to have a relationship, but at least in this film you are allowed to see his softer side. This film, though not a classic like its predecessor, is still a great film.


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