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The Son of Kong (1933)

Passed  -  Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy  -  22 December 1933 (USA)
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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 <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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The name for the "junior" Kong was Kiko, though it was never used. RKO's promoters gave "Little Kong" the name Kiko after completion of the film. Kiko is an abbreviation of the name King Kong. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Red: [after hearing about the last trip to Kong's island] He expect *us* to go ashore?
[gestures to Denham]
Helstrom: Sure. He's got to have a bodyguard, hasn't he? Say, you know there were a dozen sailors killed on the last voyage he made here?
Red: Killed? By them animals?
Helstrom: Yeah. But, you see Denham and the Skipper came out alright. Ah, but you don't have to worry. There are plenty of rifles aboard.
[suggestively]
Helstrom: If *I* were captain, I certainly wouldn't take my crew into danger.
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Fit As a Fiddle
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Written by Al Hoffman and Al Goodhart
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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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