King Kong

Denham's getting wild. I hope you've got
some good news for him.

Well, Mr. Denham, you know the reasons
for hurrying as well as I do.

Insurance company found out
we're carrying explosives.

Marshal will be aboard
tomorrow or next day.

If we make a legal case of it,
we'll be tied up for months?

With enough ammunition
to blow up the harbor.

What do you think the marshal will say
to these new gas bombs of yours?

According to you, one of them
is enough to knock out an elephant.

We've got to get where we're going
before the monsoon starts.

- Trust me to see you through a blow.
- Oh, now, don't get sore, skipper.

You can't run into the rainy season when
you're trying to make an outdoor picture.

Months wasted, money gone
and nothing to show.

Still you always
bring back a picture.

And everybody says,
"There's only one Carl Denham."

Weston, I was just going ashore
to call you.

If I'd known that,
I would have waited.

This is the skipper.
Weston, the theatrical agent.

I guess you met Driscoll,
the first mate.

Well, Weston, how about the girl?
- It can't be done, Denham.
- What?

It's got to be done.
Now, look here, Weston.

Somebody's interfered
with every girl I try to hire.

Now all the agents in town
have shut down on me. All but you.

- You know I'm square.
- Everybody knows you're square.

But you've got
a reputation for recklessness...

...that can't be glossed over.
Then you're so secretive.

You said it.
Even skipper and mate don't
know where they're going, what.

There you are.
I've got a conscience, Denham.

I can't send a pretty girl
such as you ask on a job like this...

...without telling her what to expect.
- What is she to expect?

To go off on a trip
for no one knows how long...

:08:35 some spot
you don't even hint at...

...the only woman on a ship with
the toughest mugs I ever looked at.

I mean the crew.
Good Lord, you talk as if
I never brought anybody back alive.

The skipper and Driscoll
have stuck to me on two trips.

- They look well enough.
- Sure, we're healthy.

But it's a different thing
taking a girl into danger.