Sunday, May 1, 2011


1 - King Kong 1933 - Fay Wray as Ann Darrow.
In the original 1933 movie King Kong, Ann Darrow is taken by force to be King Kong’s wife. Ann is terrified of the Giant Gorilla who is later caught taken to NYC where he escapes and takes Ann to the top of the Empire State Building. In this movie King Kong is to be feared by everyone including Ann Darrow
2 - King Kong vs. Godzilla 1962 - Mie Hama as Fumiko Sakurai.
In this movie King Kong grabs Fumiko Sakurai and holds her hostage when he is standing on the Diet building. Fukimko is rescued from King Kong who later battles Godzilla on top of mount Fuji. Again in this movie King Kong is feared by everyone.
3 - King Kong Escapes 1967 - Linda Miller as Lt. Susan Watson.
King Kong is found living on Mondo Island. When King Kong sees Lt Watson he becomes very interested in her. A relationship between Kong and Lt Watson develops and for the first time in King Kong movie history a woman can control King Kong and tell him what to do. In this movie King Kong is not at all feared but rather becomes some monster that can be friendly towards a woman.
4 - King Kong 1976 remake - Jessica Lange as Dwan.
Dwan is an out of work actress that is rescued from a sunken boat. She joins the crew of a ship that is journeying to Skull Island. They encounter a Giant Gorilla- King Kong. Dwan is taken off the ship and offered to Kong as a wife Dwan is fearful of King Kong but later befriends him. In this movie King Kong becomes a gentle giant to Dwan but not to others.
5 - King Kong Lives 1986 - Linda Hamilton.
Hamilton also befriends King Kong.
6 - King Kong 2005 remake - Naomi Watts as Ann Darrow.
Ann is captured by King Kong and is afraid of King Kong but later discovers that King Kong can be friendly towards her.

In the last few King Kong movies, the producers have given King Kong a love interest with a pretty woman. This started in 1967 King Kong Escapes produced by Toho movie studios in Japan who also made King Kong vs. Godzilla 1962.
Every actress who played the lead in a King Kong movie became noted for being in that movie.

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