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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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Mary Brooks (as Jaqueline Wells)
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Bob Hall (as Eddie Woods)
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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 »

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

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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The People Of Zar
31 March 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Tarzan The Fearless has swimming icon Buster Crabbe in the role of Edgar Rice Burroughs noble savage of the African jungle. What I'm reviewing is a condensed version of a Tarzan serial which this film was.

Condensed when referring to serials is never good. I'm not a big fan of serials in general, but editing them down to feature film you lose a whole lot of continuity. I have to confess I gave up trying to follow the plot.

Crabbe though was one magnificent specimen. We have a blond 'Jane' played by Julie Bishop who with her fiancé Edward Woods is on an expedition to find her scientist father E. Alyn Warren. Bishop and Woods have a pair of treacherous guides in Philo McCullough and Matthew Betz who've got an agenda of their own which is to locate a fortune in emeralds from the lost people of Zar whom Warren is trying to locate and study.

Crabbe even in the condensed version is wrestling with lions and crocodiles and the people of Zar bailing these intruders out of trouble. All in all viewed today it's pretty silly.


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