U.S. film released 1933.
He said he cried for three days after he saw the original king kong.
Before there was Jane Goodall, or even Tarzan and king kong, the gorilla was a creature of mystery.
Where the Wild Things Are had cushioned the primal blow of losing Santa Claus and king kong in the same crummy week when I was 5.
[fr the 1933 movie King Kong, about a gargantuan gorilla]