King Kong

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

King Kong (1933, USA) is a Giant Monster-Adventure-Horror film directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack.

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Main Details

  • Released on April 7, 1933
  • B&W
  • Running time: 100 minutes
  • Production and Distribution Co.: RKO Radio Pictures
  • Directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack
  • Written by James Ashmore Creelman and Ruth Rose (screenplay)
  • Starring: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong and Bruce Cabot

Plot Summary

  • 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 York City for public exhibition.

Taglines

  • A Monster of Creation's Dawn Breaks Loose in Our World Today!
  • The Most Amazing Show On Any Screen ! Adventure to make you wonder if it's TRUE . . . while your very eyes convince you that it IS !
  • King Kong Comes.
  • A thundering box office giant! His footsteps thundering a reborn showmanship.
  • Most startling picture since the talkies!
  • YOUR MIGHTIEST SCREEN THRILL! (print ad - Brownwood Bulletin - Bowie Theatre - Bowie, Texas - August 1, 1952 - all caps)
  • Out-leaping the maddest imaginings! Out-thrilling the maddest thrills! The ape as big as a battleship...loose in our world today! (print ad - Brownwood Bulletin - Bowie Theatre - Bowie, Texas - August 1, 1952)
  • The Most Awesome Thriller Of All Time
  • Out-leaping the maddest imaginings! Out-thrilling the wildest thrills!
  • The strangest story ever conceived by man.

"Oh no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast."

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