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A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal ape who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New... See more »

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Ann Darrow
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Carl Denham
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John Driscoll
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Capt. Englehorn
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Charles Weston
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Native Chief
Steve Clemente ...
Witch King (as Steve Clemento)
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Second Mate
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The Eighth Wonder of the World
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walter Ackerman ...
Reporter (uncredited)
James Adamson ...
Native Child (uncredited)
Van Alder ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Ed Allen ...
Native (uncredited)
Etta Mae Allen ...
Native (uncredited)
Frank Angel ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Press Photographer (uncredited)
Ralph Bard ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Reginald Barlow ...
Ship's Engineer (uncredited)
Leo Beard ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Fred Behrle ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Jack Best ...
Warrior (uncredited)
Johnnie Bland ...
Warrior (uncredited)
Eddie Boland ...
Reporter / Cameraman (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
John Brakins ...
Warrior (uncredited)
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Reporter / Cameraman (uncredited)
Roy Brent ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
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Native in Ape Costume (uncredited)
Betty Burns ...
New York Theatergoer (uncredited)
Barney Capehart ...
Pilot (uncredited)
Jack Chapin ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Harry Claremont ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
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Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
John Collins ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Odel Conley ...
Warrior (uncredited)
Onest Conley ...
Warrior (uncredited)
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Pilot of Plane That Kills Kong (uncredited)
Harry Cornbleth ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Kathryn Curry ...
Native (uncredited)
Nathan Curry ...
Native (uncredited)
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Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Bill Dagwell ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
George Daly ...
Machine Gunner (uncredited)
Ruby Dandridge ...
Native Dancer (uncredited)
Vivian Dandridge ...
Native Child (uncredited)
John Davis ...
Warrior (uncredited)
Joe Dill ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
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Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Fanny Donahue ...
Native (uncredited)
Jean Doran ...
New York Theatergoer (uncredited)
Walter Downing ...
New York Theatergoer (uncredited)
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New York Theatergoer (uncredited)
Tex Duffy ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
William Dunn ...
Native (uncredited)
William Duran ...
Warrior (uncredited)
Peter Duray ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Harry Duval ...
New York Theatergoer (uncredited)
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New York Theatregoer (uncredited)
Ralph Easton ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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New York Theatregoer (uncredited)
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Old Woman in Line at Mission (uncredited)
Shorty English ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
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Police Officer (uncredited)
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New Yorker (uncredited)
Bill Fisher ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Larry Fisher ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Art Flavin ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Joe Flourney ...
Native (uncredited)
Betty Gale ...
New Yorker (uncredited)
Jack Gallagher ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Bob Galloway ...
Pilot (uncredited)
Evelyn Garrison ...
Native (uncredited)
Harold Garrison ...
Native Child (uncredited)
Frank Gerritty ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
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Fat Woman (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Duke Green ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Lawrence Green ...
Native (uncredited)
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New York Theatergoer (uncredited)
Charles Haefeli ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Charlie Hall ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
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Gunman (uncredited)
James Harrison ...
Cameraman (uncredited)
Eddie Hart ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Lew Harvey ...
Gunman (uncredited)
Etta Mae Henry ...
Native (uncredited)
Irene Henry ...
Baby (uncredited)
Tex Higginson ...
Member of Ship's Crew / Assistant Director / Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Earl 'Hap' Hogan ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Wesley Hopper ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Hazel Howell ...
New Yorker (uncredited)
Clifford Ingram ...
Warrior (uncredited)
T.C. Jack ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Jimmy James ...
Member of Ship's Crew / Assistant Director (uncredited)
Annie L. Johnson ...
Native (uncredited)
John L. Johnson ...
New York Theatergoer (uncredited)
Harry Keaton ...
Ballyhooer (uncredited)
Walter Kimpton ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Walter Kirby ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Al Knight ...
Warrior (uncredited)
Walter Knox ...
Native (uncredited)
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First Mate (uncredited)
Sam Levine ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
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New York Theatregoer (uncredited)
Timothy J. Lonergan ...
Police Officer / Usher (uncredited)
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Police Captain (uncredited)
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Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Joe Smith Marba ...
Elevated Train Motorman (uncredited)
Rena Marlowe ...
Native Child (uncredited)
Sam Marlowe ...
Warrior (uncredited)
Mae Marrin ...
Ballyhooer (uncredited)
Henry Martin ...
Warrior (uncredited)
Buddy Mason ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
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New York Theatregoer (uncredited)
Richie McCarew ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
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Native (uncredited)
Al McDonald ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Larry McGrath ...
Ballyhooer (uncredited)
Frank Meredith ...
Police Officer (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Dusty Mitchell ...
Pilot (uncredited)
King Mojave ...
Ballyhooer (uncredited)
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New York Theatergoer (uncredited)
Harry Mount ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Almeta Muse ...
Native (uncredited)
Alice Nichols ...
Native (uncredited)
Nim Nixon ...
Native Dancer (uncredited)
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Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Skeets Noyes ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
G. Raymond Nye ...
Police Captain (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Paddy O'Flynn ...
Reporter / Cameraman (uncredited)
Tom O'Grady ...
New York Theatergoer (uncredited)
Bert O'Malley ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Charles O'Malley ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Edward Patrick ...
Native Dancer (uncredited)
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Sailor (uncredited)
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Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Nathan Perry ...
Native (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ...
Cameraman (uncredited)
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Lunch Counter Proprietor (uncredited)
Allen Pomeroy ...
Motorcycle Policeman (uncredited)
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Apple Vendor (uncredited)
Mahlon Potts ...
Native Child (uncredited)
Malcon Potts ...
Native Child (uncredited)
Russ Powell ...
Watchman (uncredited)
A.J. Prather ...
Native (uncredited)
Jack Pratt ...
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
T.J. Rankin ...
Native Dancer (uncredited)
Eddy Reed ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Gus Robinson ...
Native Dancer (uncredited)
Edwin Rochelle ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Russ Rogers ...
Pilot (uncredited)
Jack Saunders ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Russell Saunders ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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Machine-Gunner on Plane That Kills Kong (uncredited)
Charles Sewell ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Floyd Shackelford ...
Warrior (uncredited)
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Hotel Woman Dropped by Kong (uncredited)
Tony Shelly ...
Native (uncredited)
Gay Sheridan ...
New York Theatergoer (uncredited)
Milton Shockley ...
Warrior (uncredited)
Jack Silver ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
William Solder ...
Native (uncredited)
Katherine Sparks ...
Native (uncredited)
Hugh Starkey ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
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New York Theatregoer (uncredited)
Edward Stevens ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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Policeman at Headquarters (uncredited)
Eddie Sturgis ...
Ballyhooer (uncredited)
Madame Sul-Te-Wan ...
Native (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Gertrude Sutton ...
New York Theatergoer (uncredited)
Tobias Tally ...
Warrior (uncredited)
Walter Taylor ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
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Sailor (uncredited)
Ivan Thomas ...
Conductor (uncredited)
Roy Thompson ...
Warrior (uncredited)
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New York Theatergoer (uncredited)
Earl Turman ...
Warrior (uncredited)
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Native (uncredited)
William Van Vleck ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
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Police Officer (uncredited)
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Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
John Wade ...
Warrior (uncredited)
Kid Wagner ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Harry Walker ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Wade Walker ...
Native (uncredited)
H.R. Warwick ...
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
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Warrior (uncredited)
Charles Washington ...
Warrior (uncredited)
George Washington ...
Warrior (uncredited)
Hannah Washington ...
Native Child (uncredited)
Jack West ...
Native (uncredited)
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Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
Geneva Williams ...
Native (uncredited)
Ivory Williams ...
Warrior (uncredited)
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Charlie the Chinese Cook (uncredited)
Eric Wood ...
Pilot (uncredited)
Helen Worthington ...
New York Theatergoer (uncredited)
Lillian Young ...
New York Theatergoer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Merian C. Cooper ... (uncredited)
Ernest B. Schoedsack ... (uncredited)

Written by

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James Ashmore Creelman ... (screen play) (as James Creelman) and
Ruth Rose ... (screen play)
 
Merian C. Cooper ... (from an idea conceived by) and
Edgar Wallace ... (from an idea conceived by)
 
Merian C. Cooper ... (story) (uncredited)
 
Leon Gordon ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)
 
Edgar Wallace ... (story) (uncredited)

Produced by

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David O. Selznick ... executive producer
Merian C. Cooper ... producer (uncredited)
Ernest B. Schoedsack ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Max Steiner

Cinematography by

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Edward Linden ... (photographed by) (as Eddie Linden)
J.O. Taylor ... (photographed by)
Vernon L. Walker ... (photographed by) (as Vernon Walker)
Kenneth Peach ... (uncredited)

Film Editing by

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Ted Cheesman ... film editor

Casting By

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Fred Schuessler ... (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Carroll Clark ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Carroll Clark ... (uncredited)
Alfred Herman ... (uncredited)

Set Decoration by

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Thomas Little ... (uncredited)
Ray Moyer ... (uncredited)

Costume Design by

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Walter Plunkett ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department

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Mel Berns ... makeup supervisor (uncredited)
Dotha Hippe ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Sam Kaufman ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Doran Cox ... assistant director (uncredited)
Walter Daniels ... assistant director (uncredited)
Ivan Thomas ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Carroll Clark ... settings
Byron L. Crabbe ... art technician
Alfred Herman ... settings (as Al Herman)
Mario Larrinaga ... art technician
John Cerisoli ... sculptor (uncredited)
George Gabe ... property master (uncredited)
Van Nest Polglase ... supervising art director (uncredited)
Steve Rez ... paint boss (uncredited)
Ernest Smythe ... additional storyboard artist (uncredited)
Peter Stitch ... painting technician (uncredited)
W.G. White ... construction technician (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Murray Spivack ... sound effects
Earl A. Wolcott ... sound recordist
Walter Elliott ... sound effects associate (uncredited)
Eddie Harman ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Clem Portman ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Murray Spivack ... sound designer (uncredited)
Harold E. Stine ... boom operator (uncredited)
Richard Van Hessen ... boom operator: visual effects unit (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Harry Redmond Jr. ... special effects (uncredited)
Harry Redmond Sr. ... special effects (uncredited)
Frank D. Williams ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Byron L. Crabbe ... matte painter (uncredited) / matte technician (uncredited)
Harry Cunningham ... model armature construction (uncredited)
Marcel Delgado ... model maker (uncredited) / technician (uncredited)
Linwood G. Dunn ... optical photographer (uncredited)
C. Dodge Dunning ... visual effects supervisor: Dunning process (uncredited)
Carroll H. Dunning ... visual effects supervisor: Dunning process (uncredited)
Buzz Gibson ... technician (uncredited)
Orville Goldner ... technician (uncredited)
Henri Hillinck ... matte painter (uncredited)
Mario Larrinaga ... matte painter (uncredited) / matte technician (uncredited)
Willis H. O'Brien ... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Fred Reese ... technician (uncredited)
Carroll L. Shepphird ... technician (uncredited)
Clifford Stine ... special effects cameraman (uncredited)
Bud Thackery ... process photography (uncredited)
William Ulm ... optical photographer (uncredited)
Vernon L. Walker ... visual effects cinematographer (uncredited)
Frank D. Williams ... matte supervisor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Marcella Allen ... stunt double: Fay Wray (uncredited)
Frank Cullen ... stunts (uncredited)
Dorothy Curtis ... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Dill ... stunts (uncredited)
Aline Goodwin ... stunt double: Fay Wray (uncredited)
Duke Green ... stunts (uncredited)
Tex Higginson ... stunt double (uncredited)
Jimmy James ... stunt double (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Lillian Jones ... stunt double: Fay Wray (uncredited)
Lee Kinney ... stunt double: Fay Wray (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... stunt double: Robert Armstrong (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Judy Malcolm ... stunt double: Fay Wray (uncredited)
Buddy Mason ... stunt double: Robert Armstrong (uncredited)
Cherie May ... stunt double: Fay Wray (uncredited)
Al McDonald ... stunt double: Bruce Cabot (uncredited)
Harvey Parry ... stunt driver: car crashes (uncredited)
Gil Perkins ... stunt double: Bruce Cabot (uncredited)
Allen Pomeroy ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Rose ... stunt double: Fay Wray (uncredited)
Russell Saunders ... stunts (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... stunt double: Robert Armstrong (uncredited)
Sailor Vincent ... stunts (uncredited)
Harry Wagner ... stunts (uncredited)
Pauline Wagner ... stunt double: for Fay Wray on edge of Empire State Building (uncredited)
Charles Watt ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Williams ... stunt double: Robert Armstrong (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ernest Bachrach ... still photographer (uncredited)
William H. Clothier ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Lee Davis ... camera operator (uncredited)
Guy Gilman ... gaffer (uncredited)
Edward Henderson ... camera operator (uncredited)
Alexander Kahle ... still photographer (uncredited)
George Marquenie ... best boy (uncredited)
Sam Redding ... key grip (uncredited)
William Reinhold ... second assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)
Ernest B. Schoedsack ... camera operator (uncredited)
Clifford Stine ... second assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Bert Willis ... first assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)
Stacy Woodard ... director of photography: inserts (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Robert Mayo ... casting assistant (uncredited)
Dick Stockton ... casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ethel Beach ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Tommy Clark ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

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Arthur L. Frantz ... musician-french horn (uncredited)
Bernhard Kaun ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Max Steiner ... conductor (uncredited)

Other crew

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Walter Daniels ... production assistant
Marcel Delgado ... technical staff
Buzz Gibson ... technical staff (as E.B. Gibson)
Orville Goldner ... technical staff
Archie Marshek ... production assistant (as Archie F. Marshek)
Willis H. O'Brien ... chief technician
Fred Reese ... technical staff
Carroll L. Shepphird ... technical staff (as Carroll Shepphird)
Betty Collins ... double (uncredited)
Chick Collins ... double (uncredited)
Sam Cummings ... double (uncredited)
James Lee Davis ... gaffer: grip (uncredited)
C. Dodge Dunning ... dunning process supervisor (uncredited)
Carroll H. Dunning ... dunning process supervisor (uncredited)
Betty Goode ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Mike Graves ... double (uncredited)
Edith Haskins ... double (uncredited)
Jack Holbrook ... double (uncredited)
Billy Jones ... double (uncredited)
Duke Krantz ... pilot (uncredited)
J.W. Lytle ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Horace McCoy ... script assistant (uncredited)
Frances Mills ... double (uncredited)
O.A. Patterson ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Zoe Porter ... assistant: Mr. Cooper (uncredited)
Harry Raven ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Bob Rose ... double (uncredited)
Loretta Rush ... double (uncredited)
Sidney Saunders ... rear projection process (uncredited)
John Sinclair ... double (uncredited)
George Weiss ... pilot (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Carl Denham needs to finish his movie and has the perfect location; Skull Island. But he still needs to find a leading lady. This 'soon-to-be-unfortunate' soul is Ann Darrow. No one knows what they will encounter on this island and why it is so mysterious, but once they reach it, they will soon find out. Living on this hidden island is a giant gorilla and this beast now has Ann in it's grasps. Carl and Ann's new love, Jack Driscoll must travel through the jungle looking for Kong and Ann, whilst avoiding all sorts of creatures and beasts. Written by Film_Fan

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Taglines A Monster of Creation's Dawn Breaks Loose in Our World Today! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Kong (United States)
  • King Ape (United States)
  • The Beast (United States)
  • The Ape (United States)
  • King Kong, la huitième merveille du monde (France)
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Runtime
  • 100 min
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Box Office

Budget $670,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Merian C. Cooper's first vision for the film, was of a giant ape on top of the world's tallest building, fighting airplanes. He worked backward from there, to develop the rest of the story. See more »
Goofs (at around 51 mins) The men move the raft by pushing it with a pole, yet the water is deep enough for a dinosaur to submerge. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Ghost Ship (1943). See more »
Soundtracks St. Louis Blues See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Police Lieutenant: Well, Denham, the airplanes got him.
Carl Denham: Oh no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast.
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