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Mighty Joe Young

1949 Rated NR 1hr 34m

Director Ernest B. Schoedsack teams again Robert Armstrong in this groundbreaking film, the winner of the 1949 Academy Award for Special Effects. In it, Armstrong plays a producer who sweet-talks a young woman (Terry Moore) into bringing Joe, her pet gorilla, from Africa to Hollywood to become the headliners for his show. But life under the klieg lights proves to be too much for Joe, who longs for freedom and peace.

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Movie Details

1950 Academy Award®
  • Best Visual Effects
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1


English, French, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; cast and crew interview; featurette.