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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:
Who's your daddy? 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:
The Little Kong puppet is actually the "long face" Kong model used for the T-Rex battle in King Kong (1933). For this film the armature (metal skeleton) was stripped of its rubber and fur and remodeled to look like a younger albino gorilla.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:
Carl Denham:If you want me to, I'll give Helstrom a tip that he's too thick with the crew.
Englehorn:Go ahead. It's bad for discipline.
Carl Denham:[sees Charlie leading a procession of the crew] Ha. We must be in Russia. Here comes the Committee of the Workers.
Charlie, the Chinese Cook:Captain Englehorn!
Englehorn:Well?
Charlie, the Chinese Cook:Captain, I went down in the forward hold.
Englehorn:What of it?
Charlie, the Chinese Cook:Captain, I found something!
Englehorn:What's the matter? Found what?
Carl Denham:[sees Charlie reach into the crowd of sailors and pull out Hilda, who was stowing away in the forward hold] Holy mackeral!
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Soundtrack:
Maple Leaf RagSee more »

FAQ

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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Who's your daddy?, 21 December 2005
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Exploitative cinema seemly is of all times… Even in the classic and respectable 30's, whenever a slick producer saw the chance of making extra money of a certain success-formula, he took it. And righteously so! Who could possibly blame director Ernest B. Schoedsack and his film crew for trying to gain some more dollars out the tremendous box office hit "King Kong", released only 8 months earlier? Unlike the milestone his daddy starred in, "Son of Kong" certainly isn't a must-see film, but it nonetheless remains an enjoyable, light-headed little film that still features all the nifty elements of its predecessor, only to a lesser degree. The mini-ape is still an engaging Willis O'Brien creation but his appearance is a lot more brief and comical. The story of this sequel supposedly takes place one month after King Kong climbed up the Empire State Building, and has Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong reprises his role) fleeing from all his New York creditors. He sails off to see and, along with a whole bunch of people that aren't worth introducing, he washes ashore Skull Island again where they encounter the son of King Kong. The film is never boring, but it's totally pointless and it can't seem to decide whether it wants to be adventurous or simply cute. Also, it's difficult to accept the character of Carl Denham as a hero all of a sudden, since he was the greedy bastard responsible for King Kong's downfall.

Oh, and another thing… I'm not a great biologist, but apes don't come crawling out of eggs as far as I know. So, assuming King Kong isn't a hermaphrodite, there should also be a Mother Kong somewhere! Where the hell is she? Wasn't her story interesting enough to tell? Is she such an atypical female that she decided to stay out of the picture during the cinematic adventures of both her man and son? Or maybe she went back to living with Mother-in-Law Kong when she noticed her husband fancied Fay Wray and followed her all the way to New York? Now that's something to think about!

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