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The Last Days of Pompeii (1935) Poster

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According to the book The RKO Story, this film cost $237,000 more than it grossed in its original release, but finally broke even with the box office from a 1949 re-release, paired with She (1935).
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Despite all the spectacle, the movie was a box-office flop, and required several re-releases (on a double bill with King Kong (1933)) to earn back its cost.
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If you listen closely during the African scene, you can hear several "words" used by Noble Johnson in King Kong.
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Much of the music in the battle scenes and the final cataclysm is taken directly from King Kong.
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