King Kong

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Dir. Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack

USA 1933 | Black & white | 103 mins | Cert PG | Fantasy | Horror

Cast: Fay Wray, Robert Amstrong

Despite all the high-tech remakes, Schoedsack and Cooper’s original still impresses for its technical effects, though its real strength lies in the story (by Edgar Wallace) and script, culminating in one of cinema’s all-time classic last lines: ‘It wasn’t the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast.’

Available on: 35mm

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