Mighty Joe Young

Mighty Joe Young (1949)  bwc icon  mpaa icon

Merian Cooper's amazing adventure in the unusual!

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After being taken from his home in Africa, Gorilla "Joe" is an instant hit in a Hollywood nightclub. This fun and wonderfully entertaining slant on "King Kong" is much better than Kong's 1934 sequel, "Son of Kong". This all ages adventure has superb special effects from Willis O'Brien and his protege, Ray Harryhausen.

  • Ernest B. Schoedsack
  • Ruth Rose
  • Merian C. Cooper
Classic SciFi icon 6/8
  • Release Date: 1949-07-27
  • Views: 398
  • Country: US
  • Language: English | Kiswahili
  • Runtime: 94
  • Budget: $94

Terry Moore

Jill Young

Ben Johnson

Gregg Johnson

Robert Armstrong

Max O'Hara

Denis Greene


Regis Toomey

John Young

Lora Lee Michel

Jill (as a child)

James Flavin


Mary Field


Ellen Corby

Orphanage matron

Bess Flowers

Nightclub patron

Iris Adrian


Jack Pennick

Truck Driver

Henry Kulky

Strong Man

Charles Lane

Producer (uncredited)

Irene Ryan

Southern Belle at the Bar

William Schallert

Gas Station Attendant

Fay Wray

Woman's Scream

Ivan Rasputin


Harry Strang

Policeman with Tramp (uncredited)