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A young woman who has raised a giant gorilla from an infant brings him to Hollywood years later seeking her fortune in order to save her family's ranch.
When Mighty Joe Young gets frustrated, he pounds the ground with his fist. Ray Harryhausen was inspired to do this by the scene from King Kong (1933) where Kong pushes open the gates, then forcefully brings his hand down.
Golden Safari patron:
Gee, this looks just like Africa.
Her escort: How would you know? You've never been out of the state.
When burning beams fall onto the police car, they pass 'through' the now transparent vehicle.
Closing credits epilogue: Good bye from Joe Young
Although current prints include the restored sepia-tone in some of the later scenes (as presented in the original theatrical release) older television prints are shown in black-and-white only.
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