Double Feature with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
1933 • dir Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack w/Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher • 100 min • 35mm
Another variation on Beauty and the Beast finds screamqueen Fay Wray becoming the object of fascination and affection for a giant ape.
Staff Pick! Joey: “Bless Willis O’Brien, the unsung hero of cinema!”
“The big guy wasn’t really a monster. He was a fool for love… The posters depicted Kong as vicious and crazed with destructive impulses. But he didn’t want to demolish a subway car full of screaming passengers or squash hapless bystanders with his big, hairy feet. He just wanted Fay Wray—even though she screamed a lot.
He never wanted to be at the center of one of the iconic monster movies. But he was, bless his little aluminum heart. There have been spin-offs … and remakes, and the King’s title was usurped for a while by an upstart named Presley. But there’s only one King of the twentieth century, and his name is Kong. Accept no substitutes.”
– Jay Carr, For Kids of All Ages
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