King Kong (1933)
Actress Ann Darrow (Fay Wray) and director Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong) travel to the Indian Ocean to do location shoots for Denham's new jungle picture. Along the way, the actress meets and falls for rugged First Mate John Driscoll (Bruce Cabot). Upon arriving at a mysterious island, Ann is taken hostage by natives who prepare her as a sacrifice to the enormous ape Kong who rules over their jungle. But when Ann is rescued and Kong is captured, the real trouble begins.
The most awesome thriller of all time. An expedition exploring a remote island capture a gigantic ape and bring him back to New York for the exhibition. A beautiful actress who accompanies them is menaced when the monster's love for her causes him to break out.
- " [Fay] Wray has never been more beautiful before the camera, nor acted as well as she does in this production. " – THR Staff
- " The story, like Frankenstein and Dracula, has taken on the significance of a modern folk tale, layered with obvious moralizing and as familiar as personal history. " – Mark Chalon Smith
- " “King Kong,” as spectacular a bolt of celluloid as has thrilled audiences in a couple of sophisticated seasons, is the product of a number of vivid imaginations. " – Irene Thirer