“The Son of Kong” (1933) is the sequel to RKO Radio Pictures’ mammoth classic stop-motion creature production masterpiece that was released earlier that same year, “King Kong” (1933). The RKO “Kong” sequel was directed by veteran director-producer Ernest B. Schoedsack, who also directed the original 1933 “King Kong” feature with veteran producer Merian C. Cooper and the Paramount Technicolor sci-fi thriller, “Dr. Cyclops” (1940). Cooper also handled production duties on the 1933 RKO “Kong” sequel. Veteran feature film and “King Kong” visual effects technician Willis H. O’Brien worked on the stop-motion creature effects for “The Son of Kong.”
Who was in “The Son of Kong” (1933)?
The players who appeared in the Ernest B. Schoedsack-Merian C.Cooper-RKO production of “The Son of Kong” (1933) were Robert Armstrong (as Carl Denham), Helen Mack (as Hilda, a.k.a. “Helene”), Victor Wong (as Charlie the cook), Noble Johnson (in an uncredited role as the Native Chief), Frank Reicher (as Capt. Englehorn), Ed Brady (as Red), John Marston (as Capt. Niles Helstrom), Gertrude Short (as a reporter) and Clarence Wilson (as Peterson, the father of Hilda/Helene).