Short introductions of Movie Directors and Film Crew by Motion Picture Magazine: Richard Boleslawski | Clarence Brown | Frank Capra | George Cukor | Roy Del Ruth | William Dieterle | Victor Fleming | John Ford | Tay Garnett | E. H. Griffith | Gregory La Cava | Robert Z. Leonard | Mervyn LeRoy | Frank Lloyd | Archie Mayo | Hal Mohr | Wesley Ruggles | Mark Sandrich | John M. Stahl | Richard Thorpe | King Vidor | William Wyler
It all started with a misunderstanding. When Cooper told actress Fay Wray that she would be starring with the “tallest, darkest leading man in Hollywood”, she had no inkling that she’d end up captured by a hairy monster who was nothing like Clark Gable at all! The name is Kong, King Kong.
Hong Kong, 1935. The hard-working Kin Lung knows how to keep a secret. Quietly moored at its home port, the vessel awaits its latest cargo. On the quayside, scurrying travellers dodge baskets balanced on porters’ shoulders, stepping over caged pigs as they weave their way through the hustle and bustle of sedan chairs and rickshaws. You need your sea legs for the film’s opening 15 minutes as we bob up and down before even getting onboard. Afterwards, prepare yourself for seasickness during the 1,000 or so nautical miles that lie ahead across choppy seas, visited by a typhoon, a pirate attack – and tempestuous love affairs!