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Mighty Joe Young [DVD] [1949]

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  • Release Date: 12/09/2014
  • Rating: NR
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

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    Mighty Joe Young
    Hoping to make the magic of King Kong happen again, the production team of Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack came up with the 1949 special-effects smorgasbord Mighty Joe Young. Robert Armstrong reprises his Kong portrayal of Carl Denham as hot-shot showbiz entrepreneur Max O'Hara. While in Africa looking for authentic decorations for his new night club, O'Hara makes the acquaintance of Mr. Joseph Young, a ten-foot-tall ape. Unlike King Kong, Joe Young has a heart of gold, thanks in great part to his owner, a lovely lass named Jill Young (Terry Moore). Against her better judgment, Jill allows O'Hara to bring Joe back to the States as a nightclub attraction. Joe proves to be a smash as he participates in Jill's musical act (he lifts her grand piano while she plays "Beautiful Dreamer") and performs a tug-of-war routine with an imposing lineup of professional wrestlers (including Tor Johnson, Man Mountain Dean and Primo Carnera). But when the patrons go home each night, Joe is unhappily relegated to his cage. When a group of obnoxious drunks begin teasing Joe, the disgruntled ape breaks loose and goes on a rampage. Slated to be put to death, Joe redeems himself by rescuing a group of screaming children from an orphanage fire. Featured in the cast are Ben Johnson as the nominal romantic lead, Frank McHugh as Robert Armstrong's assistant, and an uncredited Irene Ryan as a cocktail-lounge patron. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Terry Moore
      Terry Moore - Jill Young
    • Ben Johnson
      Ben Johnson - Gregg
    • Robert Armstrong
      Robert Armstrong - Max O'Hara
    • Frank McHugh
      Frank McHugh - Windy
    • Douglas Fowley
      Douglas Fowley - Jones



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    Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Mighty Joe Young

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      MILLIEB61
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      I first watched this movie with my father as a child, and have been watching it ever since. Next to King Kong, this is the next best gorilla movie of all time. A good one to watch. Was glad to see that it's now not only on DVD, but on Blu Ray.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great transfer

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      Nick
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      For a classic like this, they put a lot of effort on the transfer. This is a must have for classic movies collectors.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      good movie

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      Joden
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      my son likes old movies and this one was just what he wanted. You have a good selection of movies.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      a harryhausen classic

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      deadted75
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      a movie I used to watch on thanksgiving along with king kong and son of kong. still great!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love old movies

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      daniel503
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      Me and my dad love movies about King Kong so we have really loved watching this movie

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

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      Lasko
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      The original is always the best. Great effects for the time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good family movie

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      Joann
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      This is an oldie but goodie brought back some fun memories.....

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fun Film

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      MKing42
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      One of my all time favorite films. Looks brand new on Blu-Ray.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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