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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12
Cast
Ernest B Schoedsack
Fay Wray
Robert Armstrong
Bruce Cabot
Directors
Merian C Cooper
Screenwriters
Merian C Cooper
James Ashmore Creelman
Ruth Rose
Running Time
100 minutes

King Kong
Classic of the genre. Well - just a classic, actually.


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Plot
The depression has hit New York showman Carl Denham (Armstrong) hard, so he sets out on a quest to find the next big thing. Taking along adventurer Jack Driscoll (Cabot) and similarly down on her luck actress Ann Darrow (Wray). They find Skull Island, a place populated by huge beasts. Kong is king of them all, but falls for the blonde.


Verdict
A giant of the genre, age has not wearied him.


Reviewed by Bob McCabe

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