Mighty Joe Young 1949 - Trailer
Cast: Paul Guilfoyle, William Schallert, Max Wagner, Carey Loftin, Richard Farnsworth, Mary Gordon, Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, James Flavin, Duke Green, Jack Perry, Milton Shockley, Harry Strang, Madame Sul-Te-Wan, Richard Lane, Ben Johnson, Pamela Peyton, Byron Foulger, Lennie Bluett, Douglas Fowley, Man Mountain Dean, Terry Moore, Rory Mallinson, Ivan Rasputin, Tom Kennedy, Joel Fluellen, Denis Green, Joe Devlin, Robert Johnson, Gregory Marshall
Director(s): Ernest B. Schoedsack
Trailer: Mighty Joe Young (1949)
A young woman who has raised a giant gorilla from an infant brings him to Hollywood years later seeking her fortune in order to save her family"s ranch.
I'm an avid Ray Harryhausen fan, and this is one of my favorites. Disney remade it some years later, but I still love the stop-motion special effects from this era. If you haven't seen this already then it chronicles the story of an ape that gets adopted by a young girl. In typical Hollywood fashion...the ape is transported to civilization where mayhem ensues and terror and confusion are the norm. Add in a little romance, excitement and a happy ending to get a lovable movie called "Mighty Joe Young." via kegorogers
Synopsis:In Africa, the girl Jill Young trades a baby gorilla with two natives and raises the animal. Twelve years later, the talkative and persuasive promoter Max O'Hara organizes a safari to Africa with the Oklahoma cowboy Gregg to bring attractions to his new night-club in Hollywood. They capture several lions and out of blue, they see a huge gorilla nearby their camping and they try to capture the animal. However, the teenager Jill Young stops the men that intended to kill her gorilla. Max seduces Jill with a fancy life in Hollywood and she signs a contract with him where the gorilla Joseph "Joe" Young would be the lead attraction. Soon she realizes that her dream is a nightmare to Joe and she asks Max to return to Africa. However he persuades her to stay a little longer in the show business. But when three alcoholic costumers give booze to Joe, the gorilla destroys the spot and is sentenced by the justice to be sacrificed. Will Jill, Gregg and Max succeed in saving Joe?