Mighty Joe Young (1949)
Genre: Adventure | Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
Country: USA | Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack
Language: English | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in mkv file)
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 93mn
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Audio 2: Commentary with Actress Terry Moore and
Special Effects Veterans Ray Harryhausen and Ken Ralston
A slick nightclub owner (King Kong veteran Robert Armstrong) discovers the giant ape frolicking in Africa as the beloved pet of a young girl (Terry Moore). He brings both to Hollywood as a floor-show sensation, until some no-goods ply Joe with booze and the blitzed behemoth goes bonkers. Highlights such as Armstrong’s henchmen trying to lasso Joe cowpoke style, Joe playing tug-of-war with musclemen and plenty of Joe-to-the-rescue action make Mighty Joe Young mighty fine entertainment.
A wonderfully entertaining slant on “King Kong” by Kong’s creators, Cooper and Schoedsack (along with John Ford). Much better than Kong’s 1934 sequel, “Son of Kong”, which was hurriedly made. The creators put a lot of thought and effort into this worthy follow-up and it shows. More superb special effects from Willis O’Brien as technical director, featuring the budding talents of protege, Ray Harryhausen.