Mighty Joe Young

Mighty Joe Young
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DVD Features:

  • Commentary by Ray Harryhausen
  • Featurette: Ray Harryhausen and Mighty Joe Young
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Audio: English [CC]
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1949
  • Label: Turner Home Ent
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette: A Conversation with Ray Harryhausen and the Chiodo Brothers; Ray Harryhausen and Mighty Joe Young
    • Audio Commentary: Commentary by Ray Harryhausen, Terry Moore and Ken Ralston

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Edited by
Screenplay by
Composition by
Art Direction by
Produced by
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1949 - Best Special Effects: Merian C. Cooper

Description by OLDIES.com:

Lightning struck again when the team behind King Kong reunited to create another towering ape: Mr. Joseph Young. This time the simian is shorter and the jokes tongue-in-cheekier, but the Oscar-winning Best Special Effects are just as Kong-sized.

A slick nightclub owner (King Kong veteran Robert Armstrong) discovers the giant ape frolicking in Africa as the beloved pet of a young girl (Terry Moore). He brings both to Hollywood as a floor-show sensation, until some no-goods ply Joe with booze and the blitzed behemoth goes bonkers. Highlights such as Armstrong's henchmen trying to lasso Joe cowpoke style, Joe playing tug-of-war with musclemen and plenty of Joe-to-the-rescue action make Mighty Joe Young mighty fine entertainment.

Product Description:

The King Kong legend is kept alive by a little girl who brings back a pet gorilla from Africa. In true Kong tradition, it grows to an enormous size and later terrorizes the city.

Description by Warner Home Video:

Mighty Joe Young
The story of a woman who is lured away from her peaceful farm in Africa to bring a 15-foot-tall gorilla she has tamed to an animal preserve in the U.S. to keep him safe from poachers. But the ape eventually escapes and rampages through L.A., and she and a zoologist must rush to save him from the authorities.

Plot Synopsis:

A huge, 12-foot gorilla is discovered by a group on safari in Africa and brought back to Hollywood to be the special attraction at a glitzy new night club.


Production Notes:

  • "Mighty Joe Young" was Ernest B. Schoedsack's final directorial effort.
  • The Turner videocassette is part of the "RKO Collection."

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Customer Rating: Rating 4.7
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Rating 5.0 Great movie Movie Lover: from SOLRØD STRAND, SJÆLLAND DK -- August, 17, 2010

Very fine movie
with ben johnson from the john wayne movies...

++++´+ 5 stars
thansk Oldies!!!!

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  • Sales Rank: 71,129
  • UPC: 053939725322
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