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The Son of Kong (1933)

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The men who captured the giant ape King Kong, return to his island and find his equally 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 <>

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Release Date:

22 December 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Son of Kong  »

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$250,000 (estimated)

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Disappointing follow up to a cult classic.
27 October 1999 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Carl Denham played by Robert Armstrong flees New York City leaving behind the law suits accrued from his King Kong disaster. Denham meets up with same ship captain (Frank Reicher) and ship that brought the original Kong to America. Having no luck as commercial shippers; they decide to go back to the Isle of Kong and find an offspring of the eighth wonder of the world. Special effects were very good, but few. The cast is rounded out by Helen Mack and John Marston. The thrills and excitement of the original did not lapse over to the sequel.

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