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Edgar Rice Burroughs (story)
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Release Date:
11 August 1933 (USA) See more »
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Romance! Adventure! Thrills! See more »
Plot:
In the African Jungle, a group of Europeans come across the fabled white man who was raised by apes... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Buster Crabbe ... Tarzan
Julie Bishop ... Mary Brooks (as Jaqueline Wells)
Edward Woods ... Bob Hall (as Eddie Woods)
Philo McCullough ... Jeff Herbert
E. Alyn Warren ... Dr. Brooks

Mischa Auer ... High Priest
Matthew Betz ... Nick
Frank Lackteen ... Abdul
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Symona Boniface ... Sara (uncredited)
Everett Brown ... Bearer (uncredited)
George DeNormand ... Guard (uncredited)
Darby Jones ... Anga (uncredited)

Al Kikume ... Warrior (uncredited)
Carlotta Monti ... Madi (uncredited)
Philip Sleeman ... Slave Trader (uncredited)
Ivory Williams ... Unga (uncredited)
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Directed by
Robert F. Hill  (as Robert Hill)
 
Writing credits
Edgar Rice Burroughs (story)

Basil Dickey (continuity) &
George H. Plympton (continuity)

Walter Anthony (dialogue editor)

Produced by
Sol Lesser .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Joseph Brotherton (photography) (as Jos. Brotherton)
Harry Neumann (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Carl Himm (film editor)
 
Production Management
Julian Lesser .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Theodore Joos .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Charles J. Hunt .... sound editor
 
Stunts
George DeNormand .... stunt double (uncredited)
Bert Goodrich .... stunt double (uncredited)
Red Knight .... stunt double (uncredited)
Nellie Walker .... stunt double (uncredited)
Thelma Warren .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Abe Meyer .... music supervision
Henry Hadley .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Gene Johnston .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hugo Riesenfeld .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Milan Roder .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Oliver Wallace .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Sam Wineland .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
William Lord Wright .... screen play supervisor (as Wm. Lord Wright)
Walter Anthony .... dialogue director (uncredited)
David Holt .... human double: chimpanzee (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
200 min (12 episodes) | USA:61 min (feature) | UK:86 min (feature)
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Chapter Titles: (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 (12) Jungle JusticeSee more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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Soundtrack:
Call of TarzanSee more »

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24 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Well, what happened to the actual serial?, 15 January 2006

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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