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Mighty Joe Young

Mighty Joe Young
Mighty Joe Young
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.
© 1949 RKO Pictures, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Common Sense Says
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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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Drama, Fantasy
  • Release Date:July 27, 1949
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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