I'm King Kong!: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper is a 2005 documentary film about the life and career of Merian C. Cooper, the American film producer and director who is best known for creating the King Kong franchise. The film was directed by Timothy Barton and produced by David L. Wolper. The film chronicles Cooper's early life in Kansas, his experiences in World War I, and his work as a film producer in Hollywood. It also explores his relationship with Ernest B. Schoedsack, the director of King Kong, and his contributions to the development of special effects. The film features interviews with Cooper's friends and colleagues, including Fay Wray, who played Ann Darrow in King Kong, and Willis O'Brien, the special effects artist who created the ape. It also includes rare footage from Cooper's films, such as King Kong and Mighty Joe Young. I'm King Kong!: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper is a fascinating and informative look at the life of one of Hollywood's most important and influential filmmakers. The film is a must-see for anyone interested in the history of cinema.

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I'm King Kong!: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper (2005)

0h 57m · 9/3/2005

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I'm King Kong!: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper is a 2005 documentary film about the life and career of Merian C. Cooper, the American film producer and director who is best known for creating the King Kong franchise. The film was directed by Timothy Barton and produced by David L. Wolper. The film chronicles Cooper's early life in Kansas, his experiences in World War I, and his work as a film producer in Hollywood. It also explores his relationship with Ernest B. Schoedsack, the director of King Kong, and his contributions to the development of special effects. The film features interviews with Cooper's friends and colleagues, including Fay Wray, who played Ann Darrow in King Kong, and Willis O'Brien, the special effects artist who created the ape. It also includes rare footage from Cooper's films, such as King Kong and Mighty Joe Young. I'm King Kong!: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper is a fascinating and informative look at the life of one of Hollywood's most important and influential filmmakers. The film is a must-see for anyone interested in the history of cinema.

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Cast
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Dorothy Jordan

Self (archive footage)
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Miriam Hopkins

Becky Sharp (archive footage)
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Daniel Selznick

Self - Interviewee
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Alec Baldwin

Narrator (voice)
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Merian C. Cooper

Self (archive footage) (archive sound)
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David Strohmaier

Self - Interviewee
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James D'Arc

Self - Interviewee
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Theodore Roosevelt

Self (archive footage)
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Paul M. Jensen

Self - Interviewee
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Ted Curtis Jr.

Self - Interviewee
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Herbert Hoover

Self (archive footage)
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Terry Moore

Self - Interviewee
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Robert Armstrong

Carl Denham (archive footage)
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Bruce Cabot

Jack Driscoll (archive footage)
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Ernest B. Schoedsack

Self (archive footage) (archive sound)
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Haile Selassie

Self (archive footage)
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Marguerite Harrison

Self (archive footage)
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Rudy Behlmer

Self - Interviewee
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Fay Wray

Self - 1997 Interview (archive footage)
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Ray Harryhausen

Self - Interviewee
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Harry Carey Jr.

Self - Interviewee
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Ray Bradbury

Self - Interviewee
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Bob Burns

Self - Interviewee
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Craig Barron

Self - Interviewee
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James DeValera Mansfield

Self - Interviewee (as James Mansfield)
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David 'Tex' Hill

Self - Interviewee
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John Ford

Self (archive footage)
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Mark Cotta Vaz

Self - Interviewee
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John Wayne

Ethan Edwards (archive footage)
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James Karen

Self - Interviewee
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Lowell Thomas

Self (archive footage)
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Paul Mantz

Self (archive footage)
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Cary Grant

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Joel McCrea

Self - from Most Dangerous Game (archive footage) (uncredited)
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David O. Selznick

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Sandra Shaw

Blonde Held by Kong (archive footage) (uncredited)
Crew
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Christopher Bird

Director
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Kevin Brownlow

Director
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