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Son of Kong (1933)




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Movie Info

This humorous sequel to King Kong tells of Carl Denham's return to Skull Island in hopes of finding a treasure to pay for the damage inflicted on New York City by the giant gorilla. He and his group instead find a cute, 25-foot-tall, white baby Kong.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ruth Rose
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 22, 2005
Warner Home Video


Robert Armstrong
as Carl Denham
Helen Mack
as Hilda Peterson
Frank Reicher
as Capt. Englehorn
John Marston
as Helstrom
Victor Wong
as Chinese Cook
Kathrin Clare Ward
as Mrs. Hudson
Gertrude Short
as Girl Reporter
Gertrude Sutton
as Servant Girl
James B. Leong
as Chinese Trader
Noble Johnson
as Native Chief
Steve Clemente
as Witch King
Frank O'Connor
as Process Server
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Critic Reviews for Son of Kong

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | April 9, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A likable but wholly unnecessary sequel to King Kong.

Full Review… | November 4, 2015
Creative Loafing

For die-hard monster movie buffs only.

Full Review… | November 22, 2005

One of the worst sequels ever produced; a blot on the name of King Kong.

January 7, 2004
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Engaging, small-scale follow-up with great Steiner score.

September 23, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Son of Kong


While it is a completely unnecessary sequel, it is incredibly fun. It's essentially a continuation of the first, but also a regurgitated plot. Carl Denham, The Skipper and Charlie the cook are all back for a second trip to skull island. Only this time, they meet Kong's albino child who is far more compassionate.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer


Not quite the magic of the original, it leaves you wondering why this was rushed out into theatres.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

Horribly ill-conceived, Son of Kong has none of the thrills or amazement that the original had. Trying to stay ahead of a grand jury indictment for the Kong incident, Carl Denham skips town with Capt. Englehorn and heads for the open seas; but the tides soon take him back to Kong's Island when he gets wind of a secret treasure that's hidden there. The script is a real problem and doesn't know where it's going or why half of the time; particularly the ending, which comes out of nowhere. Little Kong is also an issue, as he lacks the fierceness that King Kong had; instead he's played more for laughs. Incredibly disappointing, Son of Kong doesn't deliver any of the excitement or adventure that the first film did.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

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