Mighty Joe Young | Full Movie

Mighty Joe Young
  • PG
  • 1h 34m
  • 1949
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Striking! Startling! Staggering! On an expedition to Africa, show business promoter Max O'Hara meets Jill Young, who has raised her pet gorilla, Joe, since she was a child. The Hollywood showman convinces Jill to bring Joe to America--a decision both Jill and Joe soon regret. In Hollywood, Joe stars in a breathtaking stage production--lifting Jill and her grand piano over his head as she play. But when not on stage, Joe is confined to a cage. One night, enraged over mistreatment, Joe escapes, for which the police condemn him to death. Jill helps Joe to elude the authorities and to make a run for the harbor and a boat back to Africa. On the way, though, Joe rescues an orphan from a burning building, proving that the Mighty Joe has a heart of gold. Academy Award for Best Special Effects.

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Creative Loafing
Matt Brunson
Fresh

Between a lengthy chase and a devastating fire, the final half-hour delivers the goods, and Willis...

June 25, 2017
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Ellen MacKay
Fresh

More of a historic novelty than an action film.

June 22, 2017
Filmcritic.com
Christopher Null
Fresh

June 21, 2017
EmanuelLevy.Com
Emanuel Levy
Fresh

June 21, 2017
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Fresh

Though in the shadows of Kong it still brings back fond memories of how to make a special effect f...

June 21, 2017
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More of a historic novelty than an action film.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that night club patrons feed the gorilla liquor and treat him cruelly, after which he goes on a rampage, destroying the club.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery
  • Release Date:July 27, 1949
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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