STARRING: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruse Cabot, Frank Reicher, Sam Hardy, Noble Johnson

1933, 100 Minutes, Directed by: Ernest B Schoedsack, Merian C Cooper

may2.jpg (22107 bytes)Description: Robert Armstrong stars as famed adventurer Carl Denham, who is leading a "crazy voyage" to a mysterious, uncharted island to photograph "something monstrous ... neither beast nor man." Also aboard is waif Ann Darrow (Fay Wray) and Bruce Cabot as big lug John Driscoll, the ship's first mate.

Original and still superior version of the classic story. What is scary is that this film  special effects in this film actually looks better than its expensive remake several decades later! (This film deployed some really good stop motion effects while the remake featured what was obviously a stunt man in a costume.)

However, Hollywood doesn't seem to have shaken off the desire to do another re-make of this classic black & white movie if the rumors on the Internet is anything to go by. When they will ever learn?

So forget any possible re-makes and sequels (the 1976 King Kong for instance) and see whether it isn't showing somewhere on late-night television somewhere and find out for yourself what tall dark strangers see in Fay Wray. . .


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