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  • Mighty Joe Young (1949)

    7.53/10

    R | 1h 34min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure

    Published Sat., January 06, 2018

  • Mighty Joe Young (1949) Release Dates

  • In Theaters: March 04, 2016
  • DVD: May 01, 2016

Mighty Joe Young (1949) Plot & Synopsis

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Starring Paul Guilfoyle, William Schallert, Max Wagner, Carey Loftin, Richard Farnsworth

Directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack

Synopsis: A young woman who has raised a giant gorilla from an infant brings him to Hollywood years later seeking her fortune in order to save her family’s ranch.

Tagline: Ten Terrific Thrills !

Synopsis: In Africa, the girl Jill Young trades a baby gorilla with two natives and raises the animal. Twelve years later, the talkative and persuasive promoter Max O'Hara organizes a safari to Africa with the Oklahoma cowboy Gregg to bring attractions to his new night-club in Hollywood. They capture several lions and out of blue, they see a huge gorilla nearby their camping and they try to capture the animal. However, the teenager Jill Young stops the men that intended to kill her gorilla. Max seduces Jill with a fancy life in Hollywood and she signs a contract with him where the gorilla Joseph "Joe" Young would be the lead attraction. Soon she realizes that her dream is a nightmare to Joe and she asks Max to return to Africa. However he persuades her to stay a little longer in the show business. But when three alcoholic costumers give booze to Joe, the gorilla destroys the spot and is sentenced by the justice to be sacrificed. Will Jill, Gregg and Max succeed in saving Joe?

Tagline: Ten Terrific Thrills !

Storyline: A young woman who has raised a giant gorilla from an infant brings him to Hollywood years later seeking her fortune in order to save her family's ranch.

  • Mighty Joe Young (1949) Movie Details

  • Directors: Ernest B. Schoedsack
  • Writers: Ruth Rose, Merian C. Cooper
  • Cast: Paul Guilfoyle, William Schallert, Max Wagner, Carey Loftin, Richard Farnsworth, Mary Gordon, Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, James Flavin, Duke Green, Jack Perry, Milton Shockley, Harry Strang, Madame Sul-Te-Wan, Pamela Peyton, Byron Foulger, Lennie Bluett, Douglas Fowley, Man Mountain Dean, Terry Moore, Richard Lane, Ben Johnson, Ivan Rasputin, Tom Kennedy, Joel Fluellen, Denis Green, Joe Devlin, Robert Johnson, Rory Mallinson, Allen Ray
  • Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure
  • Producers: Merian C. Cooper, John Ford
  • Musicians: Roy Webb
  • Cinematographers: J. Roy Hunt
  • Editors: Ted Cheesman
  • Runtime: 94 min / 1h 34min
  • Year: 1949
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Oscars: 1
  • Awards: 0
  • Nominations: 3
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