Mighty Joe Young
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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- ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1
- 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)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Robert Armstrong, Terry Moore, Ben Johnson & Frank McHugh|
|Performer:||Nestor Paiva, Douglas Fowley, Paul Guilfoyle & Regis Toomey|
|Directed by||Ernest B. Schoedsack|
|Edited by||Ted Cheesman|
|Screenplay by||Ruth Rose|
|Composition by||Roy Webb|
|Art Direction by||James Basevi|
|Produced by||Merian C. Cooper|
|Director of Photography:||J. Roy Hunt|
|Executive Production by||John Ford|
It's fascinating corn. Full Review
Rating: 3/5 -- More of a historic novelty than an action film. Full Review
Common Sense Media
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
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
Rating: 4/5 -- Tame, but well done giant ape flick.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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)
Rating: 3.5/5 -- An entertaining "friendlier" version of King Kong.
Description by OLDIES.com:
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.