Mighty Joe Young Movie Review 1949

Information and Film Reviews for Mighty Joe Young the Movie

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Tongue-in-cheek King Kong variation features giant ape brought to civilization and exploited in a nightclub act, whereupon things get darned ugly. Bullied and given the key to the liquor cabinet, mild-mannered Joe goes on a drunken rampage, but eventually redeems himself by rescuing orphans from a fire. Special effects (courtesy of Willis O'Brien and the great Ray Harryhausen) are probably the film's greatest asset. Also available colorized.

Distribution

Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc., 1 CNN Ctr., Box 105366, Atlanta, GA 30303, Phone: (404)827-1700, Toll-free: 800-523-0823, Fax: (404)827-2000, URL: http://www.turner.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS
Running time 94 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Fantasy, Africa, Giants, Adoption & Orphans, Special FX Wizards: Ray Harryhausen, Killer Apes and Monkeys, Adoption & Orphans, Fires, Nightclubs
Cast
Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Robert Armstrong, Frank McHugh
Director
Ernest B. Schoedsack
Producer
RKO

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