Willis O’ Brien, Harry O. Hoyt

Scen.: Beulah Marie Dix, da un soggetto di Harry O. Hoyt; F.: Karl Brown; Scgf.: Les Millbrook; Staff tecnico: Marcel Delgado, E. “Buzz” Gibson, Orville Goldner, Carroll L. Shepphird, Fred Reese, Charles Christadoro, John Cerisoli; Supervisione animali: Olga Celeste; Mu.: Eddison Von Ottenfeld; Ass. R.: Walter Daniels; Int.: Ralf Harolde, lo scimpanzé Snooky; Prod: William LeBaron per RKO Radio Pictures; 35mm. D.: 4’ 30’’ a 24 f/s.

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

Creation was an RKO film underway by Harry O. Hoyt and Willis O’Brien (the same team that produced The Lost World) in 1931 when a financial crisis at RKO lead David Selznick to order producer Merian C. Cooper to evaluate all projects underway to see which of them should be canceled. Creation told the story of the crew of a luxury yacht who find themselves lost on an unknown island inhabited by dinosaurs and was slated to be RKO’s most expensive picture to date. Although O’Brien and the crew completed some test footage of the film, Cooper thought it wasn’t worth continuing considering the financial trouble the company was in. He did, however, see a possibility of using the assembled crew and their special techniques to produce an idea he had about giant a gorilla: King Kong.

Copy From

Fragment acquired in 1969 as part of the AFI-UCLA Collection