The trailer for Mighty Joe Young.

After being taken from his home in Africa, Joe is an instant hit in the Hollywood nightclub "The Golden Safari" (on opening night he wins a tug-of-war with ten real-life strong men, including ex-boxer Primo Carnera, whom he throws into the audience), but the novelty wears off and he is tired and homesick after seventeen weeks of performing. An ill-conceived skit with Jill as an organ-grinder leaves Joe (and Jill) storming off-stage, and, to make matters worse, three drunks sneak backstage and ply Joe with liquor. Intoxicated, he breaks out of his cage and into the club, his rampage turning lions loose and inflicting massive damage. A court orders him shot.

Jill, Gregg, and O'Hara cook up a plan to get Joe out of the country--but on the way to a ship, they stop to rescue children from a burning orphanage, and Joe redeems himself.

Film Info

1 min 40 sec Duration
  • Posted: March 28, 2010
  • Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack
  • Writer: Ruth Rose
  • Studio: Warner Bros Pictures
  • Release: July 27, 1949
  • Cast: Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Robert Armstrong

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