a famous US film (1933) about a very large ape (= animal like a large monkey). In the story, King Kong captures Ann, played by Fay Wray (1907-2004), when she visits his island. She is rescued, and the ape is taken to New York to be put on show. He escapes and climbs to the top of the Empire State Building, where he is killed by war planes. Several other film versions of the story have been made.