An expedition seeking to bring Jane back to civilization, and Tarzan into captivity, gets more than it's bargained for.

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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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6 November 1936 (USA)  »

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Three films into the series, Tarzan and Jane's nest-like home in the trees has expanded into a Swiss Family Robinson-like home with running water and an elephant-manipulated elevator to bring people up to the home. See more »

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When Rita Appears on the tree with Jane and Tarzan, they all change hand positions from one shot to another. See more »

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Riverboat Captain: All right. Tie her up. Make her fast. Pull her in, boys.
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Followed by Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942) See more »

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Cannibal Carnival
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Music by Sol Levy
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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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