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Tarzan Escapes (1936)

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

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Jane's cousins Rita and Eric Parker arrive in Africa searching for her. Their uncle has died and has left her half a million pounds provided she agrees to return to civilization. A professional hunter, Captain Fry, quickly agrees to escort them to the escarpment where rumor has it there there lives a great white ape. He's intrigued when told that the great white ape is likely Tarzan and his plan is to capture him and put him on display. When they all find each other, Jane agrees to return to London if only to ensure that her cousins get their late uncle's wealth. Fry manipulates Tarzan into believing that Jane will never return only to trap him. When Jane and the others are taken prisoner by warring tribesmen, it's left to Tarzan to rescue them. Written by garykmcd

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6 November 1936 (USA)  »

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The Capture of Tarzan  »

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

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In addition to the larger "African" prosthetic ears worn by the elephants to cover their smaller South Asian ears, the elephants' tusks are clearly rubber, and are loosely mounted to allow them to give way. 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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Connections

Followed by Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

My Tender One
(1933) (uncredited)
from Eskimo (1933)
Music by William Axt
Played during end credits
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Two disturbing episodes
22 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a kid I LOVED all Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan flicks, including this one. But one incident has been bothering me all these years; Benita Hume finds two adorable lion cubs in a tree trunk, and as she picks them up in her arms and starts cuddling them, their mother appears rushing menacingly towards Benita. Capt Fry shoots the lioness dead just in the nick of time. What bothers me is that nothing more is said or shown of the two cubs, who, we are to assume, must have perished without their mother's protection and nourishment. My anxiety about the fate of the cubs was rekindled recently when I viewed the DVD version of the film. Another incident which disturbs me is when one of the native bearers tumbles screaming to his death from the precipitous rocky mountain passage; however, before falling he had dropped the large crate of supplies he was carrying, prompting Fry's comment: "That was a close call" (or something to that effect). Never mind that a human being has just perished horribly


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