Cinema director Carl Denham finds the ideal girl for his next movie, Ann Darrow, to play the role of lady in distress.

Denham’s goal is to travel to Teschio, a mysterious island in the east of Sumatra, which does not appear on maps and from which only legends have been heard. When they arrive, they encounter a prehistoric civilization and an indigenous tribe, who kidnaps Ann to offer her in ritual sacrifice to Kong, a gigantic gorilla. But when this amazing creature sees Ann, he falls in love with her and takes her away.

The film crew will do their best to rescue Ann and try to capture Kong to take him to New York City to showcase it as a wonder of the world.