King Kong

Synopsis: An expedition of the "Petrox" company, is exploring in search of petrol. A strange island where they arrive is the home of a giant ape, King Kong, that is captured by the expedition in order to make money exhibiting it to the world. When in the U.S. the huge gorilla becomes restless, trying to return home...
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Director(s): John Guillermin
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination.
134 min



-OK Boan, how much you got here?

-About 1,800.

-What's going on?

-There's Bagley.

Mr. Bagley! Something haywire.

We haven't loaded enough pipe.

-Less than 2,000 feet.

-That'll be enough.

On Huangatan, it didn't come

until we were past 26,000 feet.

This hole proves out within 2,000,

or it's a write-off.

How are you this evening?

All right.

The barometer is still falling.

It's a lousy forecast all right.

We should stay here

another 48 hours.

Every hour we delay gives others

a chance of beating us to the island.

-I thought only we knew...

-We'll sail right away.

You'll be sorry.

All right, Mr. Carnahan,

ready to let go.

-Stand by fore and aft.

-OK, haul the gangway ashore!

Let it go.



Well, here's to the big one.


Mayday, mayday.


I'm reminded of Amsterdam.

Ever eat a raw herring with a beer

chaser and a scoop of ice cream?

-Captain here.

-I picked up a mayday call.

-It faded before I couId get a fix.

-Keep listening.

Let me know if you get anything.

Like you said:

"The hell with the weather."

We can get out of this

by backtracking around Timor.

-It'll only cost us a few days.

-Keep on course, I'm fine.

I gotta admit, for a New York

desk guy, you got a lot of guts.

I sold this one to the board.

If that island doesn't produce huge,

I'll be wiping windshields.



I'd have told you earlier,

but I couldn't risk any talk.

Men, we may be sailing into

the history books. Hit the lights.

I believe we're headed for

the biggest oil strike ever.

-Here in the magic circle.

-It's magic all right.

Are we supposed to find oil

under 2,000 fathoms of sea?

Just sea is what the charts say.

Now let's take a look a low angle.

This was taken in 1943.

This wake was left by the ship

that took the photograph.

No sign of land. Here's a fog bank

you wouldn't look at twice.

Let's look at another picture.

This is taken from precisely

the same angle.

Same area, same fog bank.

This was taken two weeks ago.

A bank of fog that doesn't change

a wisp in 35 years. Fantastic.

Still nothing to explore,

except for one reason.

A spy satellite photographed it

by mistake.

I got hold of the classified pictures

via a donation to someone.

No names, but he lives

on Pennsylvania Ave.

OK, fellas.

Roy Bagley, would you take over

and let science make the point?

The satellite was to analyse

exhaust gases from a missile test.

So it was loaded with

two special kinds of film.

No, first the infrared.

The different colors represent

different surface temperatures.

-You mean there's land there?

-Correct, Joe.

An island,

hidden by a perpetual fog bank.

Never seen by human eye

nor walked by human foot.

The infrared patterns aren't like

any I've ever seen.

More surprising, though, is

what the spectrograph picked up.

Chemical composition

of our mysterious fog bank.

Free hydrocarbon radicals,

excess nitrogen, carbon dioxide.

And, not poisonous

but very damn curious...

This has to be caused by vapors

seeping up through the ground.

-Vapors from petroleum deposits.


That island is the tip of a huge

underground tankjust waiting for us.

-I'm betting everything I've got.

-I'll take 50 cents of that.

The excess CO2 might also be

accounted for by animal respiration.

-Turn the lights on.

-Animal breathing.

Are you crazy?

And I'm not so sure human feet

have never walked the island before.

In 1605, Fernando De Queres

was blown south from Tenotang.

He wrote of the piercing the

white veil. That's the cloud bank.

And landing on the beach of the skull,

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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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