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Writer:
Ruth Rose (story)
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Release Date:
22 December 1933 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Twelve Foot Ape Befriended them On the Island of King Kong! See more »
Plot:
The men who captured the giant ape King Kong, return to his island and find his equally gigantic, but far more friendly, son. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(21 articles)
User Reviews:
Mediocre follow-up to classic "Kong" See more (84 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Robert Armstrong ... Carl Denham
Helen Mack ... Hilda

Frank Reicher ... Capt. Englehorn
John Marston ... Helstrom
Victor Wong ... Charlie - Chinese Cook
Ed Brady ... Red
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cy Clegg ... Sailor (uncredited)
Steve Clemente ... Native Witch King (uncredited)
Harry Cornbleth ... Sailor (uncredited)
Nathan Curry ... Native (uncredited)
F. Garrety ... Sailor (uncredited)
J. Goff ... Sailor (uncredited)
Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian ... Dutch, a Sailor (uncredited)
Tex Higginson ... Sailor (uncredited)
Noble Johnson ... Native Chief (uncredited)
Lee Kohlmar ... Mickey, 2nd Process Server (uncredited)
Ken Kuntz ... Sailor (uncredited)
Ed Lanegan ... Messenger (uncredited)
Jimmy Leon ... Barkeeper (uncredited)
James B. Leong ... Chinese Trader (uncredited)
Sam Levine ... Fruit Peddler (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Sailor (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... 1st Process Server (uncredited)
Claude Payton ... Sailor / Suspenders Peddler (uncredited)
Jack Richardson ... Sailor (uncredited)
Edwin Rochelle ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Constantine Romanoff ... Bill, a Sailor (uncredited)
Gene Rossi ... Sailor (uncredited)
Gertrude Short ... Reporter (uncredited)
Alice Stombs ... (uncredited)
Leo Sulky ... Extra (uncredited)
Gertrude Sutton ... Servant Girl (uncredited)
Harry Tenbrook ... Tommy, a Sailor (uncredited)
Kathrin Clare Ward ... Mrs. Hudson, Landlady (uncredited)
Homer Watson ... Sailor (uncredited)
Clarence Wilson ... Peterson - Helene's Father (uncredited)

Fay Wray ... Screaming voice (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Ernest B. Schoedsack 
 
Writing credits
Ruth Rose (story)

Ruth Rose  scenario (uncredited)

Produced by
Merian C. Cooper .... executive producer
Archie Marshek .... associate producer
Ernest B. Schoedsack .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
 
Cinematography by
Edward Linden (photographed by) (as Eddie Linden)
J.O. Taylor (photographed by)
Vernon L. Walker (photographed by) (as Vernon Walker)
 
Film Editing by
Ted Cheesman 
 
Set Decoration by
Alfred Herman (settings) (as Al Herman)
Van Nest Polglase (settings)
Thomas Little (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Walter Plunkett (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup supervisor (uncredited)
 
Production Management
C.J. White .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Cody .... assistant director (uncredited)
Walter Daniels .... assistant director: additional scenes (uncredited)
Ivan Thomas .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Byron L. Crabbe .... art technician
Mario Larrinaga .... art technician
Gene Rossi .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Murray Spivack .... sound effects
Earl A. Wolcott .... recordist
Hal Bumbaugh .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Walter Elliott .... associate sound effects (uncredited)
Jean L. Speak .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Bill Turner .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Willis H. O'Brien .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Harry Redmond Jr. .... special effects (uncredited)
Harry Redmond Sr. .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Juan Larrinaga .... technical artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Cy Clegg .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Holbrook .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
S.H. Barton .... chief electrician (uncredited)
Pete Bernard .... assistant grip (uncredited)
Tom Clement .... grip (uncredited)
James Daly .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Linwood G. Dunn .... camera operator (uncredited)
Edward Henderson .... camera operator (uncredited)
Gaston Longet .... still photographer (uncredited)
Eddie Pyle .... camera operator (uncredited)
William Reinhold .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ernest B. Schoedsack .... camera operator (uncredited)
Clarence Slifer .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Clifford Stine .... camera operator (uncredited)
Bert Willis .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claire Cramer .... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Maxine Lockwood .... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Homer Watson .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Henry Berman .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bernhard Kaun .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Max Steiner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Max Steiner .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Marcel Delgado .... technical staff (as Marcell Delgado)
Buzz Gibson .... technical staff (as E.B. Gibson)
Willis H. O'Brien .... chief technician (as Willis O'Brien)
Fred Reese .... technical staff
Carroll L. Shepphird .... technical staff (as Carroll Shepphird)
W.G. White .... technical staff
C. Dodge Dunning .... dunning process: photography supervisor (uncredited)
Carroll H. Dunning .... dunning process: photography supervisor (uncredited)
Lawrence Green .... double: Noble Johnson (uncredited)
Frank D. Williams .... williams process: photography supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
70 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor System)
Certification:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-7 (2013) | Finland:K-16 (1934) | Iceland:L | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1934) | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #1339)

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Trivia:
One of the scenes involving pterodactyls flying in the far background was matted into Citizen Kane (1941) during the scene where Kane and "friends" make for the beach from Xanadu - this was done to save production costs.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:
Helstrom:[sees Denham and Englehorn sitting in a Dakang bar] Carl Denham! Don't you remember me? Nils Helstrom.
Carl Denham:Why, for the love of Mike. Helstrom! Sure I remember you!
[indicates Englhorn]
Carl Denham:Oh, this is Captain Englehorn. Captain Helstrom.
[Englehorn and Helstrom shake hands]
Carl Denham:Sit down.
[to Englehorn]
Carl Denham:Say, do you know who this is? The man who gave me the map of Kong's Island. And he wants to know if I remember him?
[laughs]
Carl Denham:Have a drink.
[...]
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Movie Connections:
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Soundtrack:
Fit As a FiddleSee more »

FAQ

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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Mediocre follow-up to classic "Kong", 4 November 2002
Author: funkyfry from Oakland CA

Kong's small son stars in a small movie. Its greatest assets are its amusing effects sequences designed by the legendary Willis O'Brien and the vibrant playing of its female star, Helen Mack, who admirably succeeds Fay Wray in the series. Only the wooden Armstrong has returned from the Kong Sr. cast (as far as I know).

This one aims more for laughs than thrills, correctly assuming that audiences fully exposed (already) to Kong's menace could only be affected in a diminished degree if they had tried to follow similar lines in the sequel. Thus, it is more similar to the director's (and O'Brien's) later collaboration with John Ford, "The Mighty Joe Young", but it's not as charming or fun as "Young".

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