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Lora Lee Michel in Mighty Joe Young

Mighty Joe Young

1949 NR

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.