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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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Cast

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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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hunter | trap | rescue | jungle | expedition | See more »

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It's New! It's amazing! 2 years to produce!

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Action | Adventure

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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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Trivia

'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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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.65 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Cannibal Carnival
(1920) (uncredited)
Music by Sol Levy
Played during main titles
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The one that got away
12 March 2001 | by (Glasgow, UK) – See all my reviews

Tarzan Escapes is OK, though not a patch on its predecessors, Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) and Tarzan and His Mate (1934). Most interestingly, it was originally shot as Tarzan Returns in 1935, but this film was completely remade, largely because it 'lacked a central plot menace'. Paradoxically, what was cut from Tarzan Returns was its biggest 'plot menace' - a Giant Vampire Bat sequence, set in a swamp, which would have been great! Tarzan Escapes retains the swamp sequence but with giant lizards only and no bats. I've seen stills and production drawings of the prop bats and they were wonderful creations (as ridiculously large as the crocs were in these movies), with flashing red eyes... What a shame that we'll never get to see this version!


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