Films featuring
John Marston

Son of Kong

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If you thought that rushed, unnecessary and inferior sequels to hit films were a recent phenomenon, think again. Son of Kong is proof positive that wringing every last dollar out of success has been standard operating procedure in Hollywood almost since before the ink was dry on Thomas Edison‘s patents.

This quickie sequel reunites most of the creative team from the original King Kong, including producer, Merian C. Cooper, director Ernest Schoedsack, screenwriter Ruth Rose and special effects supervisor Willis O’Brien, but with a fraction of the budget and time allotted to the first, this film lacks virtually every quality that made its predecessor a classic.

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