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King Kong (1933) - Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack

THE killer ape movie that actually succeeded and gave us a figure more recognizable than James Whale's Frankenstein's Monster. King Kong is one of the greatest movies about a giant ape ever made! I can say that with the utmost confidence. For the limits that the directors faced at the time, they did a really good job making the audience really believe in Kong. That is the main drawing point for this movie. The acting is just about as good as you would expect it. Fay Wray is our damsel in distress, starring in this picture masterfully alongside Bruce Cabot, Robert Armstrong, Frank Reicher, and of course Kong himself. 
A crew decides to make a movie on a remote island. While out on the island they discover Kong the giant gorilla that sets his eyes on Ann Darrow. Never one to miss an opportunity Carl Denham decides to capture the beast and bring him back to New York as an attraction. However, things go wrong and Kong goes nuts. The flashbulbs and gawking humans offend the giant a…