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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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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

The surviving 86 minute UK feature version, released by Wardour Films, resolves many of the plot issues left hanging in the considerably shorter 61 minute USA feature version released by Principal Distributing Corporation. See more »

Goofs

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

Connections

Followed by Ape Man of the Jungle (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Call of Tarzan
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Jerry Herst
Lyrics by Felton Kaufman and Bernie Grossman
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Well, what happened to the actual serial?

This is a feature version of a 12-chapter serial, although some don't seem to know that the serial exists. As was a semi-common practice of the time, some serials were produced as both a feature and also as a serial. The reason was that some theatres would not book serials but had no qualms about booking a feature edited from a serial, and this practice allowed the serial producer to get a booking in a theatre for his condensed feature that they would not have gotten as a 12-episode serial.

This "feature version" consists of the first four chapters of the 12-chapter SERIAL that was titled "Tarzan the Fearless," , which a great many collectors have in its 12-chapter form (that some don't seem to know exists) and, some of the luckier ones, even have all of the different original one-sheets posters issued with each chapter title, and the full eight-card set of different lobby cards issued with each chapter following the showing of the feature version at theatres that did book serials; and most of those theatres that did book serials didn't bother showing this feature version, opting instead to show one chapter a week for 12 weeks.

The chapter titles for the 12 episodes of this serial (from which the "Tarzan the Fearless" feature version was chopped out of) were: 1. The Dive of Death; 2. The Storm God Strikes; 3. Thundering Death; 4. The Pit of Peril; 5. Blood Money; 6. Voodoo Vengeance; 7. Caught by Cannibals; 8. The Creeping Terror; 9. Eyes of Evil; 10. The Death Plunge; 11. Harvest of Hate and 12. Jungle Justice.

Producer Sol Lesser's plan was to make both a feature version and a serial...and he did both.


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