Son of Kong

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King Kong
Directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack
Produced by Ernest B. Schoedsack
Written by Ruth Rose
Starring Robert Armstrong
Helen Mack
Frank Reicher
Music by Max Steiner
Cinematography Eddie Linden
Editing by Ted Chessman
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date(s) December 22, 1933
Running time 69 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $269,000
Gross revenue $616,000
Preceded by King Kong
Followed by King Kong vs. Godzilla

Son of Kong is a 1933 film, and a sequel to the famous King Kong (also released that same year), about a giant gorilla from Skull Island that was taken to New York City and killed at the top of the Empire State Building after escaping and going on a rampage.

In Son of Kong, Carl Denham, one of the main characters from King Kong, is being sued for the damages to New York City caused by Kong's rampage. With the help of his friend, Captain Englehorn (another main character from King Kong), he escapes the city. After traveling for some time, they meet a mysterious man in a bar, who tells them that Kong's home, Skull Island, is also the home of a great treasure. They set out to find the treasure, and also discover that Kong has left behind an albino son, which they name "Little Kong" (also known as Kiko, though he is never named as such on-screen[1]). The group of adventurers is joined by Hilda Petersen, a young woman who Little Kong takes a liking to as the albino ape joins Denham and company in fighting off the various dangers of Skull Island.

Son of Kong was a modest success for its production company RKO Radio Pictures, making $616,000 in its release. Warner Bros. released the movie on DVD in 2005 and on Blu-ray in 2015.


  • Robert Armstrong as Carl Denham
  • Helen Mack as Hilda Petersen
  • Frank Reicher as Captain Englehorn
  • John Marston as Nils Helstrom
  • Victor Wong as Charlie
  • Noble Johnson as Skull Island Native Chief (uncredited)
  • Steve Clemente as Skull Island Witch Doctor (uncredited)
  • Clarence Wilson as Mr. Petersen (uncredited)


  1. Kiko at Wikizilla

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