Tag: Fay Wray

Episode 72 – King Kong

, with special guest:

King KongWe remain in the jungle for a third straight episode as we watch King Kong!  We begin in an actual jungle and then transition to a concrete one!  Given the time period, we are treated to more racism and sexism but also a monster movie that will, from that point on, be the movie against which all other giant monster movies will be measured.  Including the remakes of this film.  You owe it to yourself to start with the original.  We make sure to provide constant musical tribute to special effects wizard Willis O’Brien.

Next up, we are watching 8 1/2!

King Kong (1933)
King Kong poster Rating: 7.9/10 (90,648 votes)
Director: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Writer: James Ashmore Creelman, Ruth Rose, Merian C. Cooper
Stars: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot
Runtime: 100 min
Rated: Passed
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Released: 07 Apr 1933
Plot: A film crew goes to a tropical island for a location shoot, where they capture a colossal ape who takes a shine to their blonde starlet, and bring him back to New York City.

Episode 37 – Mystery of the Wax Museum

, with special guest:

Mystery of the Wax MuseumThis episode focuses on a rather obscure film that is a favorite of Tim and Melissa.  Mystery of the Wax Museum has lots of things working for it.  It has Fay Wray (of King Kong fame) and is directed by Michael Curtiz (who also directed Casablanca).  The film would later be remade into House of Wax, starring Vincent Price.  It may take a little while to find this film but the search will be worth it.  Enjoy!

Our next episode will be with a live audience from the Trylon Microcinema where we watched Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence.

Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
Mystery of the Wax Museum poster Rating: 6.8/10 (6,804 votes)
Director: Michael Curtiz
Writer: Don Mullaly, Carl Erickson, Charles Belden
Stars: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell
Runtime: 77 min
Rated: Passed
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Released: 18 Feb 1933
Plot: The disappearance of people and corpses leads a reporter to a wax museum and a sinister sculptor.