Oscar Movies: Mighty Joe Young (1949)–Terry Moore and a Gorilla

Terry Moore is a girl with a pet gorilla named Joe, who has a growth hormone problem.

Robert Armstrong discovers them in Africa and brings them back to the US as a nightclub act.

Ben Johnson co-stars

The movie was made by the same people of King Kong, producer Merian C. Cooper and director Ernest B. Schoedsack.

Oscar Awards:

The Special effects won a special award.