Written by Mr. Mouseburger 28th Feb 2006
Kindly submitted by Kooshmeister
The villainous oil executive, Fred Wilson, works for the Petrox Corporation and is responsible for spearheading the expedition to Kong(?) Island, in order to search for rumoured oil wells. These rumours appear to be unfounded, and Wilson is in a quandary as prior to discovering this, Wilson had sent assurances to Petrox headquarters in New York that they had hit "the big one" but when geologist Roy Bagley informs him otherwise, he begins to fear his career is in terminal decline.
However, there s one ray of light on the island; instead of oil, they discover a giant gorilla known as Kong. The entrepreneur in Wilson comes to the fore, and he hatches a harebrained scheme to capture Kong so he can be Petrox's mascot (a suggestion made by Captain Ross as a joke).
"Look at that Exxon campaign," Wilson says, explaining his motivations to a sceptical Roy Bagley, "it did zillions with just a paper tiger!"
After a bit of effort, they finally manage to capture Kong using quite a lot of chloroform, and they ship him back to New York in an oil tanker, where the monster ape is put on display at Shea Stadium, in a cage shaped like a Petrox gas can.
Kong's would-be bride, Dwan, is on hand for publicity purposes, but when some photographers begin to harass her for a photograph, Kong gets angry and begins to break free of his cage, despite Wilson's assurances over a loudspeaker to an increasingly panicky audience.
Breaking free entirely, Kong sends the crowd into a stampede of terror, and Wilson is knocked to the ground by the fleeing people. Kong stomps over to him and lifts up his foot as Fred screams, and we see Kong's foot come down on top of Wilson and squashes him, mirroring an earlier scene on the island, where Wilson trips and ends up sprawled in one of Kong's footprints.
Deep down Wilson knows that trouble is afoot....
Additional note from Kooshmeister: In the network TV version of the film there is even an extra shot of Wilson's squashed hat.