King Kong

Synopsis: Carl Denham needs to finish his movie and has the perfect location; Skull Island. But he still needs to find a leading lady. This 'soon-to-be-unfortunate' soul is Ann Darrow. No one knows what they will encounter on this island and why it is so mysterious, but once they reach it, they will soon find out. Living on this hidden island is a giant gorilla and this beast now has Ann in it's grasps. Carl and Ann's new love, Jack Driscoll must travel through the jungle looking for Kong and Ann, whilst avoiding all sorts of creatures and beasts.
Production: RKO Pictures
  3 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

Say, is this the moving-picture ship?

The Venture? Yeah.

- Are you going on this crazy voyage?

- What's crazy about it?

I don't know. But everybody is talking

about that crazy fella running it.

- Carl Denham?

- Guess that's the name.

He ain't scared of nothing.

If he wants a picture of lion...

...he just goes up to him

and tells him to look pleasant.

He's a tough egg. Why all this talk

about this voyage being crazy?

Everybody around the docks is talking

about the cargo, for one thing.

And I never did see a ship

this size with such a crew.

- Not enough men to handle her?

- Not enough!

Three times more than

the ship needs.

I don't see where they're gonna

have room enough to sleep.

Hey, down there.

What do you want?

- Denham aboard?

- Who are you?

My name is Weston,

the theatrical agent.

Well, why didn't you say so?

Come on aboard.

Denham's getting wild. I hope you've got

some good news for him.

Well, Mr. Denham, you know the reasons

for hurrying as well as I do.

Insurance company found out

we're carrying explosives.

Marshal will be aboard

tomorrow or next day.

If we make a legal case of it,

we'll be tied up for months?

With enough ammunition

to blow up the harbor.

What do you think the marshal will say

to these new gas bombs of yours?

According to you, one of them

is enough to knock out an elephant.

We've got to get where we're going

before the monsoon starts.

- Trust me to see you through a blow.

- Oh, now, don't get sore, skipper.

You can't run into the rainy season when

you're trying to make an outdoor picture.

Months wasted, money gone

and nothing to show.

Still you always

bring back a picture.

And everybody says,

"There's only one Carl Denham."

Weston, I was just going ashore

to call you.

If I'd known that,

I would have waited.

This is the skipper.

Weston, the theatrical agent.

I guess you met Driscoll,

the first mate.

Well, Weston, how about the girl?

- It can't be done, Denham.

- What?

It's got to be done.

Now, look here, Weston.

Somebody's interfered

with every girl I try to hire.

Now all the agents in town

have shut down on me. All but you.

- You know I'm square.

- Everybody knows you're square.

But you've got

a reputation for recklessness...

...that can't be glossed over.

Then you're so secretive.

You said it.

Even skipper and mate don't

know where they're going, what.

There you are.

I've got a conscience, Denham.

I can't send a pretty girl

such as you ask on a job like this...

...without telling her what to expect.

- What is she to expect?

To go off on a trip

for no one knows how long... some spot

you don't even hint at...

...the only woman on a ship with

the toughest mugs I ever looked at.

I mean the crew.

Good Lord, you talk as if

I never brought anybody back alive.

The skipper and Driscoll

have stuck to me on two trips.

- They look well enough.

- Sure, we're healthy.

But it's a different thing

taking a girl into danger.

I suppose there's no danger

in New York.

Listen, there are dozens of girls

in this town...

...that are in more danger

than they are with me.

Yeah, but they know

that kind of danger.

You never had a woman

in any of your pictures.

- Why do you want one?

- Holy mackerel!

Do you think I wanna haul

a woman around?

- Then why?

- Because the public, bless them...

...must have a pretty face.

Sure, everybody likes romance.

Isn't there any romance or adventure

without having a flapper in it?

Well, Mr. Denham, why not take

a picture in a monastery?

Makes me sore. I go out,

sweat blood to make a swell picture...

...then the critics

and the exhibitors all say:

"If this picture had love interest,

it would gross twice as much."

The public wants a girl, and this time

I'm gonna give what they want.

- Don't know where you'll get her.

- I've gotta get her, Weston.

We've gotta leave by morning.

- We've gotta be gone by daylight.

- Why?

Well, there's a good reason.

Everything I hear about it

makes me like it less.

I'm glad I didn't get you a girl.

You are, eh? Well, I'll show you.

Do you think I'm gonna give up

because you can't find me a girl?

I'm going to make

the greatest picture in the world.

Something that nobody's

ever seen or heard of.

They'll have to think up a lot

of new adjectives when I come back.

- Where you going?

- Going out...

...and get a girl for my picture.

Even if I have to marry one.

- Stand aside, please. Get your case later.

- Can I take my things?

Say, lay off the shoving, will you?

- Oh, I didn't mean to shove you.

- Excuse me.

What do they give you in this joint?

Soup tonight. Coffee and sinkers

in the morning.

I catch you, you stealer.

Now, I get you cop. You like that, huh?

No, no. I didn't. Let me go.

I wanted to, but I didn't.

- Had enough of these stealers.

- Dry up. Kid didn't take any.

- Truly I didn't.

- Three people this week...

- Here... Here's a buck.

- A buck.


Hey, taxi!

Feeling better?

Yes, thank you.

- You're very kind.

- Don't you fool yourself.

I'm not bothering

about you just out of kindness.

- How'd you ever get into this fix?

- Bad luck, I guess.

There are a lot of girls like me.

- Not many with your looks.

- I can get by in good clothes all right.

- But when a girl gets too shabby...

- No family?

Supposed to have an uncle someplace.

Did you ever do any acting?

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James Ashmore Creelman

James Ashmore Creelman (September 21, 1894 – September 18, 1941) was a film writer in Hollywood. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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