Son of Kong ()

The Son of Kong (original title)
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The showman who brought Kong to New York returns to Skull Island and finds Kong's son, a spunky 12-footer with a winning personality and his dad's awesome strength.


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Carl Denham
Capt. Englehorn
John Marston ...
Captain Nils Helstrom
Charlie - Chinese Cook
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)
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)
Sailor (uncredited)
1st Process Server (uncredited)
Claude Payton ...
Sailor / Suspenders Peddler (uncredited)
Sailor (uncredited)
Newsboy (uncredited)
Bill, a Sailor (uncredited)
Gene Rossi ...
Sailor (uncredited)
Reporter (uncredited)
Alice Stombs ...
Extra (uncredited)
Servant Girl (uncredited)
Tommy, a Sailor (uncredited)
Mrs. Hudson, Landlady (uncredited)
Homer Watson ...
Sailor (uncredited)
Peterson - Hilda's Father (uncredited)

Directed by

Ernest B. Schoedsack

Written by

Ruth Rose ... (story)
Ruth Rose ... (scenario) (uncredited)

Produced by

Merian C. Cooper ... executive producer
Archie Marshek ... associate producer
Ernest B. Schoedsack ... producer (uncredited)

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

Editorial Department

Henry Berman ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Set Decoration by

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
Alfred Herman ... settings (as Al Herman)
Mario Larrinaga ... art technician
Van Nest Polglase ... settings
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)


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)

Music Department

Arthur L. Frantz ... musician-french horn (uncredited)
Bernhard Kaun ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Max Steiner ... composer: stock music (uncredited) / conductor (uncredited)

Additional 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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Plot Summary

The showman who brought Kong to New York returns to Skull Island and finds Kong's son, a spunky 12-footer with a winning personality and his dad's awesome strength. The filmmakers who created King Kong kept the excitement going with this sequel, released the same year as the original. Robert Armstrong reprises the role of Carl Denham, and Helen Mack is the damsel in distress. The two rescue Kong Jr. from quicksand and get a devoted protector who defends them from fierce prehistoric monsters. But when a mighty earthquake strikes, even the son of Kong may not be powerful enough to save them.

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Taglines The Twelve Foot Ape Befriended them On the Island of King Kong! See more »
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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Son of Kong (United States)
  • The Revenge of King Kong (Japan, English title)
  • Son of Kong (United Kingdom)
  • Le fils de Kong (France)
  • King Kongs Sohn (Germany)
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  • 70 min
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Budget $250,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia During the production of this film, the wife of Kong animator Willis O'Brien fatally shot their two sons and then tried to take her own life. She survived her attempted suicide, but this incident all but destroyed O'Brien. After this, he steadfastly refused to discuss this film. O'Brien's protege, Ray Harryhausen, had many questions about the making of this film, but they remained unanswered, as the memories were far too painful to relive. Willis O'Brien passed away in 1962. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Edited into Attack of the 50 Foot Monster Mania (1999). See more »
Soundtracks Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean See more »
Crazy Credits The cast credits in the opening titles identify the character played by Helen Mack as "Hilda", but nowhere in the story itself is she given a name other than her stage billing of "La Belle Helene". See more »
Quotes Hilda: [tries to coax her show's released monkeys out of the trees] Tony, won't you please come down? Tony? Tony?
Carl Denham: You'll never catch a monkey that way.
Hilda: Did you ever catch a monkey?
Carl Denham: Did *I* ever catch...?
[dry chuckle]
Carl Denham: Lady, you'd be surprised.
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