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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)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Recordings of Fay Wray's screams from King Kong (1933) were used in this movie. See more »


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 »


Helstrom: Oh, and I'm going to make you First Mate.
Red: Is that so? Do you think we got rid of a good captain for a bad one?
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Fit As a Fiddle
Written by Al Hoffman and Al Goodhart
Played on banjo
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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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