TCM Looks at Kong Creator

Turner Classic Movies will debut original documentary I'm KING KONG! The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper Tuesday, Nov. 22, the network said Wednesday.

Narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Alec Baldwin, the documentary examines “the man who first concocted the idea of a giant gorilla on the rampage in New York,” the network said.

Among those who will be interviewed: King Kong star Fay Wray, Mighty Joe Young star Terry Moore, special-effects master Ray Harryhausen, matte artist Craig Barron, novelist Ray Bradbury, historians Rudy Behlmer and James D'Arc, producer-director David Strohmaier and biographer Mark Vaz.

TCM will also air the original 1933 classic King Kong and 1949 adventure Mighty Joe Young.