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Tarzan the Fearless (1933)

Unrated | | Action, Adventure | 11 August 1933 (USA)
In the African Jungle, a group of Europeans come across the fabled white man who was raised by apes. Tarzan takes an immediate liking to the blond Mary Brooks and rescues her during a nasty... See full summary »

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(as Robert Hill)

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(story), (continuity) | 2 more credits »
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Julie Bishop ...
Mary Brooks (as Jaqueline Wells)
Edward Woods ...
Bob Hall (as Eddie Woods)
Philo McCullough ...
Jeff Herbert
E. Alyn Warren ...
Dr. Brooks
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In the African Jungle, a group of Europeans come across the fabled white man who was raised by apes. Tarzan takes an immediate liking to the blond Mary Brooks and rescues her during a nasty storm. Not everyone in the party sees Tarzan as a friend and one of the safari guides, Jeff Herbert, has a written offer of £10,000 for anyone who can confirm that the ape man is dead. Mary's father disappears however, taken prisoner by those who guard the treasure of Zar. It's left to Tarzan to rescue him and the others who have been taken prisoner. Written by garykmcd

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Swings into hot action from the opening shot --- and thunders on its blazing way...from daring action to nerve-tingling thrill...from gripping suspense to startling climax! See more »

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Action | Adventure

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Unrated
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11 August 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tarzan the Invincible  »

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(12 episodes) | (feature) | (feature)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In addition to the 12-chapter serial, producer Sol Lesser edited the first four chapters into a 1933 feature film, with a trailer announcing future chapters at the theater weekly. However, some theaters did not show the trailer, causing confusion about the abrupt ending of the movie. See more »

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When Tarzan first takes Mary to his cave, her skirt is torn, then it's not torn, then it's torn again. See more »

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Edited into Tarzan the Fearless (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Call of Tarzan
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Jerry Herst
Lyrics by Felton Kaufman and Bernie Grossman
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Buster Crabbe Swings Into Action
13 November 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

In an attempt to cash-in on MGM's successful "Tarzan the Ape Man" (1932) starring Johnny Weissmuller, producer Sol Lesser went ahead with a serial follow-up. Perhaps not expecting its revival would become so valuable a property, MGM had not fully secured the rights. Cashing in on cashing in, the first four chapters of the "Tarzan" serial were edited into a feature-length "Tarzan the Fearless". The full 12-part serial is presently lost. This is not a good film, but it's worth seeing muscularly handsome Buster Crabbe in the lead role; he has a different, more spirited, take on the jungle man. Watchers should be advised that Mr. Crabbe's loincloth seems to be missing half of its backside, but his front is securely covered.

*** Tarzan the Fearless (8/11/33) Robert F. Hill ~ Buster Crabbe, Julie Bishop, E. Alyn Warren, Edward Woods


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