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Mighty Joe Young [VHS]
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Joe is a smart and friendly fifteen foot gorilla who has grown up with his best friend Jill Young (Charlize Theron) in the remote mountains of Central Africa. But Joe's peaceful life is disturbed by the arrival of poachers and it is up to Jill and zoologist Gregg O'Hara (Bill Paxton) to rescue their ape friend. Joe is moved to California where he is safely placed within an animal conservatory. But his reputation has spread across the globe and now that his anonymity has disappeared, how long can he stay safe from bloodthirsty hunters?
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After all these years it still works perfectly; has fine picture and sound.
MIGHTY JOE YOUNG is a fine example of classic era monster movie making, yet it flopped at the box office. (A Tarzan meets Joe sequel was cancelled due to this film's poor receipts.)
Here, a gargantuan ape raised in jungle isolation is brought to civilization, where he soon escapes from a Cocoanut Grove-type nightclub show and runs amuck in the streets of Los Angeles.
My mom's favorite fright film (I think she identified with the little girl who cared for the orphaned Mr. Joseph Young), it's by the men who created KING KONG (colorized-1933), Ernest B. Schoedsack and Merian C. Cooper, with John Ford exec producing and acting as second unit director. Joe is animated by Ray Harryhausen, in his stop-action feature film debut.
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(7.0) Mighty Joe Young (1949) - Terry Moore/Ben Johnson/Robert Armstrong/Frank McHugh/Douglas Fowley/Nestor Paiva/Regis Toomey/James Flavin (uncredited: Primo Carnera/Bobby Barber/Ellen Corby/Dwayne Hickman/Carol Hughes/Kermit Maynard/Anne Nagel/Charles Lane/Man Mountain Dean/Irene Ryan/Tom Steele/Luana Walters/William Schallert/Fay Wray-- archive scream)