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Fay Wray as Ann Darrow in the 1933 version of King Kong.

Ann Darrow is a fictional character from the 1933 movie King Kong and its 2005 remake. She is a beautiful actress with whom the giant ape King Kong falls in love. In the original film, Ann is played by Fay Wray; in the 2005 remake, she is played by Naomi Watts. The 1976 remake features a very similar character whose first name is renamed to "Dwan" (played by Jessica Lange). The character of Ann Darrow never appears in any other films or media of Kong. Image File history File links Fwray. ... Image File history File links Fwray. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... See also: 1932 in film 1933 1934 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events British Film Institute founded. ... This is about the original movie and novel. ... King Kong is the 2005 remake of the original 1933 King Kong film about a fictional giant ape called Kong. ... The original 1933 King Kong model. ... Vina Fay Wray (September 15, 1907 – August 8, 2004) was a Canadian–American actress. ... Naomi Ellen Watts (born September 28, 1968) is a British-Australian actress most famous for her roles in Mulholland Dr., the film remakes of The Ring and King Kong, as well as her Academy Award-nominated role in the film 21 Grams. ... King Kong (also known as King Kong: The Legend Reborn) is a 1976 American motion picture produced by Dino de Laurentiis and directed by John Guillermin. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Jessica Lange in The Glass Menagerie (2005) Jessica Phyllis Lange (born April 20, 1949 in Cloquet, Minnesota) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress. ...


1933 movie

In the 1933 film, Ann Darrow is an unemployed actress reduced to homelessness by the Great Depression. Rescued from the streets by filmmaker Carl Denham, she travels with him to Skull Island aboard the tramp steamer S.S. Venture and meets a love interest in the ship's first mate, Jack Driscoll. Once on the island, she is captured by natives who subsequently offer her as a sacrifice to Kong, whom they worship as a god. Despite Ann's sheer terror, Kong falls in love with her and takes her to his home inside a massive cavern atop Skull Mountain. She is rescued from the cavern by Driscoll and his comrades, only to be ruthlessly pursued back to the native village by an enraged Kong, who will stop at nothing to get her back. An intense battle ensues, culminating in the destruction of much of the village and ultimately, the gigantic ape's live capture. Smelling an incredibly profitable opportunity, Denham transports Kong to New York City, with the intent of putting him on display for paying crowds as "King Kong: The Eighth Wonder of the World". Unfortunately on opening night, Kong escapes and after going on a rampage through downtown Manhattan, Ann is once again captured. In the film's finale, King Kong carries the terrified Ann to the very top of the Empire State Building, where he is engaged by a squadron of military fighter planes. Kong is finally killed, falling to the streets below and Ann is reunited with Jack Driscoll. The Great Depression was a time of economic down turn, which started after the stock market crash on October 29, 1929, known as Black Tuesday. ... Carl Denham (born 1896 in New York City died in 1957 in California) is a fictional film director in the films King Kong and Son of Kong (both released in 1933), as well as in the 2005 remake of King Kong, and a 2004 illustrated-novel titled Kong: King of... A tramp steamer, or tramp for short, is any ship which does not have a fixed schedule or published ports of call. ... Jack, as portrayed by Bruce Cabot in the 1933 original film Jack Driscoll is a fictional character in the 1933 film King Kong and its 2005 remake. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Manhattan is a borough of New York City, New York, USA, coterminous with New York County. ... The Empire State Building in New York The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in New York, NY. Its name is derived from the nickname for the state of New York. ...


In this original version, the filmmakers included a brief near-nude scene in which Kong removes Fay Wray's outer clothing; this scene was famously censored and went unrestored, along with many other censorship cuts, until the film's theatrical re-release in the early 1970s. The word nude may refer to: The state of nudity. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979. ...

Naomi Watts as Ann Darrow in the 2005 version of King Kong.
Naomi Watts as Ann Darrow in the 2005 version of King Kong.

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2005 movie

In the 2005 remake, her character is given more detail: she is a struggling vaudeville actress and bonds with Kong by entertaining him with her comic acting skills; in addition, she eventually comes to sympathize with Kong, gaining the great ape's trust and understanding also her love for him is like a brotherly love, unlike the character in the original, who never loses her fear of Kong and spends the entire time screaming and fainting while in Kong's clutches. When the two are trapped atop the skyscraper at the climax, she tries desperately to prevent him from being killed, much like Dwan in the 1976 version, but to no avail. Ann cries violently when Kong dies. King Kong is the 2005 remake of the original 1933 King Kong film about a fictional giant ape called Kong. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The climax of a narrative work is its point of highest tension or drama in which the outcome is made known. ... King Kong (also known as King Kong: The Legend Reborn) is a 1976 American motion picture produced by Dino de Laurentiis and directed by John Guillermin. ...


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Ann Darrow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (268 words)
Ann Darrow is a fictional character from the King Kong movie.
Ann Darrow will be played by Naomi Watts.
The character Ann Darrow is not included in any other films in the Kong series, though the 1976 remake features a character that is pretty much the same archtype, but re-named "Dwan."
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Ann is tied between the pillars, and her captors hastily return to the other side of the wall and close and lock the doors.
Ann is meanwhile beginning to warm up to Kong, since he saved her from the tyrannosaur and has treated her gently the entire time.
Ann breaks away from Jack and tries to get Kong to pick her up, yelling they won't continue firing if he's holding her, but he pushes her back towards Jack to safety and resumes his fight.
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COMMENTARY     

Angel7170
7th May 2010
Ann really met some animal who`s big and mean. Until it has a sweet sensititive side for Ann. Especially in that scene where they both reunite. He`s looking at her with great affection. As Beauty and The Beast are together again until he meets his demise. Therefore, Beauty killed the Beast..................

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