From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
- Released on April 7, 1933
- 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
- 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.
- 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."