Mighty Joe Young

1949 NR 1h 34m DVD

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Mighty Joe Young

1949 NR 1h 34m DVD
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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.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
  • Terry Moore
  • Ben Johnson
  • Robert Armstrong
  • Frank McHugh
  • Douglas Fowley
  • Denis Green
  • Paul Guilfoyle
  • Nestor Paiva
  • Regis Toomey
  • Lora Lee Michel
  • James Flavin
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age 7+

Common Sense Note

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.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


An intoxicated Joe destroys a nightclub.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Not applicable


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Night club patrons feed Joe liquor until he's drunk.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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