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Writers:
Ruth Rose (screenplay)
Merian C. Cooper (from an original story by)
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Release Date:
29 August 1949 (Sweden) See more »
Tagline:
Ten Terrific Thrills ! See more »
Plot:
In Africa, the girl Jill Young trades a baby gorilla with two natives and raises the animal. Twelve years later... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
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A Wonderful Film See more (57 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Terry Moore ... Jill Young

Ben Johnson ... Gregg
Robert Armstrong ... Max O'Hara
Mr. Joseph Young ... Himself
Frank McHugh ... Windy

Douglas Fowley ... Jones
Denis Green ... Crawford
Paul Guilfoyle ... Smith
Nestor Paiva ... Brown

Regis Toomey ... John Young
Lora Lee Michel ... Jill Young, as a Girl
James Flavin ... Schultz
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Gordon ... Old Woman (unconfirmed)
Iris Adrian ... Gloria (uncredited)

Bobby Barber ... Diner Customer (uncredited)
Pat Barton ... Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
Ian Batchelor ... Strongman (uncredited)
Sharon Bell ... Girl (uncredited)
Luella Bickmore ... Nurse (uncredited)
Lennie Bluett ... Nightclub Dancer (uncredited)
Eugene Borden ... Costume Designer (uncredited)
James Burke ... Producer (uncredited)
Primo Carnera ... Strongman (uncredited)
Kay Christopher ... Nurse (uncredited)
Cliff Clark ... McManus - Police Guard Moran (uncredited)
Russ Clark ... Deputy (uncredited)
Chester Clute ... Doctor (uncredited)

Joyce Compton ... Alice (uncredited)
Frank Conroy ... Reporter (uncredited)
Carol Coombs ... Girl (uncredited)

Ellen Corby ... Nurse at Orphanage (uncredited)
James Craven ... First Man at Bar (uncredited)
Tom Daly ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Jacqueline Dalya ... Nightclub Dancer (uncredited)
Karl 'Killer' Davis ... Strongman (uncredited)
William 'Wee Willie' Davis ... Strongman (uncredited)
Man Mountain Dean ... Strongman (uncredited)
Joe Devlin ... Reporter (uncredited)
Eddie Dunn ... First Bartender (uncredited)

Richard Farnsworth ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Mary Field ... O'Hara's Secretary (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Nightclub Patron Behind Drunks (uncredited)
Joel Fluellen ... Tall Native (uncredited)
Charles Flynn ... Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
Lee Tung Foo ... Chinese Waiter (uncredited)
Byron Foulger ... Mr. Jones (uncredited)
John Gallaudet ... Reporter (uncredited)
Edward Gargan ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Waiter (uncredited)
Dorothy Granger ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Joe Gray ... Waiter (uncredited)
Duke Green ... Deputy (uncredited)
June Hedin ... Girl (uncredited)

Dwayne Hickman ... Boy (uncredited)
Bryan 'Slim' Hightower ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Carol Hughes ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Ray Hyke ... Deputy (uncredited)
Selmer Jackson ... Judge (uncredited)
Jerry Jerome ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Robert Johnson ... Ali (uncredited)
Fred Kennedy ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Tom Kennedy ... Policeman (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Diner Proprietor (uncredited)
Marc Krah ... Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
Henry Kulky ... Strongman (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Deputy (uncredited)

Charles Lane ... Producer (uncredited)
Richard Lane ... City Attorney (uncredited)
Carey Loftin ... Deputy (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... McTavish (uncredited)
Rory Mallinson ... Third Bartender (uncredited)
Gregory Marshall ... Boy (uncredited)
Paul Maxey ... Bascomb (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard ... Red - Cowboy (uncredited)
George McDonald ... Boy (uncredited)
Frank McGrath ... Cowboy (uncredited)
David McKim ... Soda Jerk (uncredited)
Hal Melone ... Bank Messenger (uncredited)
Sammy Menacker ... Strongman (uncredited)
Peggy Miller ... Girl (uncredited)
Gloria Moore ... Girl (uncredited)
Al Murphy ... Reporter (uncredited)
Anne Nagel ... Brunette at Bar (uncredited)
Norman Nesbitt ... Police Announcer (uncredited)
William Newell ... Man at Bar (uncredited)
Anne O'Neal ... Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
Phil Olafsson ... Swedish Angel (uncredited)
Garry Owen ... Second Bartender (uncredited)
Netta Packer ... Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
Eddie Parker ... Policeman (uncredited)
Franklin Parker ... Photographer (uncredited)
Jack Pennick ... Sam - Truck Driver (uncredited)
Jack Perry ... Thug (uncredited)
Pamela Peyton ... Girl (uncredited)
Joe Ploski ... Bindlestiff (uncredited)
Ivan Rasputin ... Strongman (uncredited)
Allen Ray ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Joey Ray ... Reporter (uncredited)
Robin Raymond ... Nightclub Dancer (uncredited)
Charles Regan ... Fourth Bartender (uncredited)
Addison Richards ... City Attorney (uncredited)
Dick Ryan ... Waiter (uncredited)

Irene Ryan ... Southern Belle at the Bar (uncredited)
Frank J. Scannell ... Pierson (uncredited)

William Schallert ... Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Policeman (uncredited)
Milton Shockley ... Native (uncredited)
Edward Short ... Ahmed (uncredited)
Carl Sklover ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Tom Steele ... Policeman (uncredited)
Sammy Stein ... Strongman (uncredited)
Clarence Straight ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Harry Strang ... Policeman with Tramp (uncredited)
Madame Sul-Te-Wan ... Kifa - Young Family Servant (uncredited)
Robert Tafur ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Archie Twitchell ... Reporter (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Juan Varro ... Gigolo (uncredited)
Max Wagner ... Thug (uncredited)
Ray Walker ... Reporter (uncredited)
Bill Wallace ... Player (uncredited)
Luana Walters ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Billy Wayne ... Stage Manager (uncredited)
Jane Weeks ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Max Willenz ... Sketch Artist (uncredited)
Norman Willis ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe ... Deputy (uncredited)

Fay Wray ... Woman's Scream (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ernest B. Schoedsack 
 
Writing credits
Ruth Rose (screenplay)

Merian C. Cooper (from an original story by)

Produced by
Merian C. Cooper .... producer (uncredited)
John Ford .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Roy Webb (musical score)
 
Cinematography by
J. Roy Hunt (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ted Cheesman 
 
Art Direction by
James Basevi 
 
Costume Design by
Adele Balkan (costumes)
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Lloyd Richards .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Ruman .... assistant director (as Samuel Ruman)
John Ford .... second unit director (uncredited)
David Sharpe .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
James Altwies .... set dressing (as George Altwils)
Howard Richmond .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
John L. Cass .... sound
Walter Elliott .... sound editor
Clem Portman .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Marcel Delgado .... technical staff
Fitch Fulton .... technical staff
Ray Harryhausen .... first technician
George Lofgren .... technical staff
Willis H. O'Brien .... technical creator (as Willis O'Brien)
Pete Peterson .... second technician (as Peter Peterson)
 
Visual Effects by
Linwood G. Dunn .... optical photography (as Linwood Dunn)
Harold E. Stine .... photographic effects (as Harold Stine)
Bert Willis .... photographic effects
Ray Harryhausen .... technician (uncredited)
Jack Shaw .... matte artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Rod Amateau .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Farnsworth .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Gray .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Kennedy .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
Ted Mapes .... stunts (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Parker .... stunts (uncredited)
David Sharpe .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Steele .... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel .... stunts (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Louie Anderson .... grip (uncredited)
Emmett Bergholz .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
Gil Grau .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Merian C. Cooper .... presenter
John Ford .... presenter
Jack Lannan .... production effects (as Jack Lannon)
 

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Additional Details

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Runtime:
94 min | USA:84 min
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Language:
Color:
Black and White (Sepiatone) (some sequences) | Black and White
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-12 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1949) | Sweden:15 | UK:U (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | West Germany:12 (nf)

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Trivia:
The night club set was based on a real-life night club called the Cocoanut Grove, which was located at the famous Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Wires visible when Joe throws down the piano.See more »
Quotes:
Crawford:[amidst animal growls] It can't be; we're a hundred miles from that country - but it is, I swear it is! Ali, get me my gun - *big* gun!See more »
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Soundtrack:
Beautiful DreamerSee more »

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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A Wonderful Film, 1 May 2003
Author: Brian Washington (Sargebri@att.net) from Los Angeles, California

When many people bring this film up, many of them want to compare it to its predecessor King Kong. However, if they would let this film stand on its own they would see that this is a good film about a young girl and her pet gorilla. Joe is almost childlike and is even lovable. Also, the human cast is fine especially Terry Moore and Robert Armstrong in what pretty much is a repeat of his role of impresario Carl Denham in the original Kong.

But, lets not forget the special effects. Willis O'Brien and his protégé, a young Ray Harryhausen do a remarkable job with Joe. The pretty much show him as being a more rounded character than Kong and you can see the aforementioned childlike qualities they bring to him. This is definitely a great film.

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