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Mighty Joe Young PG

A slick nightclub owner discovers the giant ape frolicking in Africa as the beloved pet of a young girl. He brings both to Hollywood.
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  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: December 9, 2014
  • Originally Released: 1949
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 20


User Ratings: 7,775
Rating: 4/5 -- Great escapist fun: a West Coast 'King Kong'
Kalamazoo Gazette
Jul 15, 2003
Rating: 3/5 -- More of a historic novelty than an action film. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Jan 1, 2011
Rating: 3.5/5 -- An entertaining "friendlier" version of King Kong.
Jul 26, 2002
Rating: 3/4 -- Between a lengthy chase and a devastating fire, the final half-hour delivers the goods, and Willis O'Brien (assisted by Ray Harryhausen) earned the Best Special Effects Oscar for his efforts. Full Review
Creative Loafing
Nov 4, 2015
Rating: 4/5 -- Tame, but well done giant ape flick.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Dec 29, 2002
Rating: B- -- Though in the shadows of Kong it still brings back fond memories of how to make a special effect film back in the old days. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jul 24, 2005
Rating: 4/5 -- Great Willis O'Brien effects, a good story and fine cast. A wonderful fantasy, not as good as King Kong, but still fun to watch.
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Aug 22, 2002

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A slick nightclub owner (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.


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Warner Archive Collection

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 12,825
  • UPC: 888574106522
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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