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

In Mighty Joe Young, Terry Moore plays a girl with a pet gorilla named Joe that 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 behind the 1933 classic, King Kong, producer Merian C. Cooper and director Ernest B. Schoedsack.

Oscar Awards:

The Special effects won a special award.