Mighty Joe Young

1949 American black-and-white fantasy film directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack

Mighty Joe Young is a 1949 movie about a giant gorilla. Willis O'Brien won an Academy Award for the special effects in the movie. It stars Terry Moore, Robert Armstrong (who played in another giant gorilla movie called King Kong in 1933) and Ben Johnson in his movie debut (first movie). Mighty Joe Young was remade in 1998 starring Charlize Theron and Bill Paxton.