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Tarzan Escapes (1936)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure  -  6 November 1936 (USA)
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An expedition seeking to bring Jane back to civilization, and Tarzan into captivity, gets more than it's bargained for.

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John Buckler ...
Captain Fry
Benita Hume ...
Rita
William Henry ...
Eric Parker
Herbert Mundin ...
Rawlins
E.E. Clive ...
Masters
Darby Jones ...
Bomba
Cheetah ...
By Herself - A Chimpanzee
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Storyline

White hunter Captain Fry tries to take Tarzan back to civilization, caged for public display. He arrives in the jungle with Jane's cousins, Eric and Rita who want Jane's help in claiming a fortune left her. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Release Date:

6 November 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Capture of Tarzan  »

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Budget:

$1,058,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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'Maureen O'Sullivan' (I) and 'John Farrow' married shortly after the filming was completed. See more »

Goofs

Cheeta is listed in the opening credits as playing "Herself", but numerous shots throughout the film show Cheeta with male genitalia. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Riverboat Captain: All right. Tie her up. Make her fast. Pull her in, boys.
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Soundtracks

My Tender One
(1933) (uncredited)
from Eskimo (1933)
Music by William Axt
Played during end credits
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Decent "Tarzan", the third in the series...
22 June 2011 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Johnny Weissmuller's third round as the loin-clothed Tarzan is a passable time-filler, nothing more. Plot has the Ape Man outwitting smarmy game-hunters who'd like to exhibit Tarzan as a freakish novelty back in England. Well-produced entry in the long-running series apparently had some directorial trouble behind the scenes, with credited director Richard Thorpe getting some unsung assistance. The sly sexual bits involving Maureen O'Sullivan's Jane are amusing, and the action sequences rousing, but there's nothing exceptionally fresh here to entice non-Tarzan buffs. Fans and film-historians should be more than satisfied. **1/2 from ****


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