Mighty Joe Young (1949)
Movie: Mighty Joe Young
- Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack
- Stars: Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Robert Armstrong, Mr. Joseph Young, Frank McHugh, Douglas Fowley, Denis Green, Paul Guilfoyle, Nestor Paiva, Regis Toomey, Lora Lee Michel, James Flavin, Mary Gordon
- Release Date: July 27, 1949
- Run Time: 94 min
- Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Jill Young has brought up her pet gorilla since she was a child. Twelve years later, when the gorilla is fully grown, Hollywood promoter Max O\’Hara travels to Tanzania, Africa, and convinces Jill to bring her extraordinarily large gorilla, Joe, back to America. While in Hollywood, Joe is used in a stage production and is exploited to no end. It doesn\’t take long until Joe is sick of being mistreated and he escapes to run loose in civilization.