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Writers:
Edgar Rice Burroughs (based upon the characters created by)
James Kevin McGuinness (screen play)
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Release Date:
20 April 1934 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Johnny Weismuller is back again!
Plot:
The idyllic life of Tarzan and Jane is challenged by men on safari who come seeking ivory, and come seeking Jane as well. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
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(13 articles)
User Reviews:
Maureen O'Sullivan is irresistible as Jane! See more (49 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Maureen O'Sullivan ... Jane Parker

Neil Hamilton ... Harry Holt
Paul Cavanagh ... Martin Arlington
Forrester Harvey ... Beamish
Nathan Curry ... Saidi

Johnny Weissmuller ... 'Tarzan'
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Everett Brown ... Bearer (uncredited)
Ray Corrigan ... Gorilla (uncredited)

Yola d'Avril ... Madame Feronde (uncredited)
Paul Porcasi ... Monsieur Feronde (uncredited)
Desmond Roberts ... Henry Van Ness (uncredited)
William Stack ... Tom Pierce (uncredited)

Directed by
Cedric Gibbons 
Jack Conway (co-director) (uncredited)
James C. McKay (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Edgar Rice Burroughs (based upon the characters created by)

James Kevin McGuinness (screen play)

Howard Emmett Rogers (adaptation) and
Leon Gordon (adaptation)

Bud Barsky  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Bernard H. Hyman .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Charles G. Clarke (photographed by)
Clyde De Vinna (photographed by) (as Clyde DeVinna)
 
Film Editing by
Tom Held (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
A. Arnold Gillespie  (as Arnold Gillespie)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nick Grinde .... second unit director (uncredited)
James C. McKay .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Errol Taggart .... assistant director (uncredited)
Errol Taggart .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
George E. Lee .... on-set propman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
James Graham .... sound effects (uncredited)
T.B. Hoffman .... sound effects (uncredited)
C.S. Pratt .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Michael Steinore .... sound effects (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
James Basevi .... special effects director (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Warren Newcombe .... art effects (uncredited)
Irving G. Ries .... photographic effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
George Barrows .... stunts (uncredited)
Alfredo Codona .... stunt double: Johnny Weissmuller (uncredited)
Ray Corrigan .... stunts (uncredited)
The Flying Codonas .... stunt doubles: Johnny Weismuller/Maureen O'Sullivan (uncredited)
The Picchianis .... stunt doubles: Johnny Weismuller/Maureen O'Sullivan (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ted Allan .... still photographer (uncredited)
William Foxall .... camera operator (uncredited)
Ellsworth Fredericks .... camera operator (uncredited)
Ray Ramsey .... camera operator (uncredited)
Bob Roberts .... camera operator (uncredited)
Lester White .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
William Axt .... musical arrangements (uncredited)
William Axt .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ray Corrigan .... double: Johnny Weissmuller (uncredited)
George Emerson .... animal supervisor (uncredited)
George Emerson .... double: Johnny Weissmuller (uncredited)
Louis Goebel .... animal supervisor (uncredited)
Josephine McKim .... double: Maureen O'Sullivan when swimming (uncredited)
Bert Nelson .... animal supervisor (uncredited)
Bert Nelson .... double: Johnny Weissmuller (uncredited)
Betty Roth .... double: Maureen O'Sullivan in retakes (uncredited)
Louis Roth .... animal supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
104 min | Finland:96 min (1951) | 91 min (cut) | West Germany:87 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:K-12 (1951) | Finland:K-16 (1934) | Netherlands:18 (re-rating) (1954) | Netherlands:18 (passed with cuts) (original rating) (1934) | USA:Unrated | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #1305-R) (26 August 1935 for re-release) | West Germany:12 (fr.16;nf)

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Trivia:
Cedric Gibbons was replaced as director due to other duties as the head of MGM's art department. He was officially replaced by Jack Conway. Maureen O'Sullivan recalled that the actual direction was carried out by James C. McKay (uncredited as director), who was only billed as the animal director. Betty Roth (wife of animal supervisor Louis Roth) doubled for O'Sullivan for some close-up lion scenes at the end of filming due to O'Sullivan's absence for an appendectomy.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After a bearer gets shot, Martin, Harry and the others carriers hide behind a thicket. One bearer has two shotguns on the right shoulder. In the following shot he appears with one shotgun on each shoulder.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Beamish:I wouldn't trust meself in that jungle if it was me, sir.
Harry Holt:Well, I will.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Celluloid Closet (1995)See more »
Soundtrack:
Voo-Doo DanceSee more »

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27 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Maureen O'Sullivan is irresistible as Jane!, 2 August 2004
Author: henry_ferrill from United States

It feels weird saying this as a young black man of 29, but Maureen O'Sullivan engenders/embodies a flirty sexuality unequaled in today's movies. She plays tomboyish, but is so flirty at the same time that renders her simply irresistible as Jane. I'm also surprised that Tarzan is still so rough with her and that that was acceptable back in the day. I mean, it's cute, but a tad ungentlemanly.

Since I need to write at least ten lines, I'll continue on...

It's actually really refreshing, the irrelevance of the shame of nudity in this film. Here we are, in 1934, with a man undressing for a bath in the same room with his friend. Jane's naked silhouette tempting the imaginations of every red-blooded American. It's just so natural and alluring in its unabashedness. The skinny-dipping scene is a beautiful ballet of light, water, and skin. It's not pornographic, simply playful and free.

As a black man, I'd love if there was some way the treatment of blacks in this film weren't so harsh, as though all they are are beasts of burden, but I suppose it was a sign of the times. It's darned near slavery. But then again, I never traveled on safari in Africa in the 30s.

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