An early special effects showcase which remains surprisingly effective as a tale of adventure and suspense. The artistic representation of violence is probably a bit more frank than most modern viewers probably expect in a 1930s movie.
The Mother of all Monster Movies bar none!!! Willis O' Brien ... Max Steiner ... Fay Wray ... these are three of my favorite things!!! I still remember seeing this movie as a 2-year-old on Channel 9's "Million-Dollar Movie" around the Holidays in the late '70's. Dinosaurs, monster-gorillas, and scantily-clad blondes became the chief "milk-and-cookie break" topics for like the next 7 years after!!!