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Writers:
Cyril Hume (screen play)
Edgar Rice Burroughs (based upon the characters created by)
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Release Date:
6 November 1936 (USA) See more »
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It's New! It's amazing! 2 years to produce!
Plot:
An expedition seeking to bring Jane back to civilization, and Tarzan into captivity, gets more than it's bargained for. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Miss Jane, he's the finest gentleman I ever knew - trousers or no trousers. See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Johnny Weissmuller ... Tarzan

Maureen O'Sullivan ... Jane
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Everett Brown ... Hostile Native Chief (uncredited)
Johnny Eck ... Gooney-Bird (uncredited)
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Directed by
Richard Thorpe 
John Farrow (uncredited)
James C. McKay (uncredited)
George B. Seitz (uncredited)
William A. Wellman (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Cyril Hume (screen play)

Edgar Rice Burroughs (based upon the characters created by)

Jack Cummings  contributing writer (uncredited)
Edwin H. Knopf  contributing writer (uncredited)

Produced by
Sam Zimbalist .... associate producer
Jack Cummings .... producer (uncredited)
Phil Goldstone .... producer (uncredited)
Bernard H. Hyman .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
William Axt (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Leonard Smith (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
W. Donn Hayes (film editor)
Frank Lawrence (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Elmer Sheeley 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis (uncredited)
 
Art Department
James E. Newcom .... art effects (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
T.B. Hoffman .... sound (uncredited)
Standish J. Lambert .... sound (uncredited)
M.J. McLaughlin .... sound (uncredited)
Ralph A. Pender .... sound (uncredited)
Ralph Shugart .... sound (uncredited)
Michael Steinore .... sound (uncredited)
R.L. Sterling .... sound (uncredited)
Charles E. Wallace .... sound (uncredited)
Don T. Whitmer .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
A. Arnold Gillespie .... special effects (uncredited)
Tom Tutwiler .... photographic effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Norm Taylor .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Gough .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Charles Salerno Jr. .... camera operator (uncredited)
Albert Scheving .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ernest Wilson .... tutor: Swahili, Mr. Weissmuller (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
89 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Finland:K-8 (1951) | Finland:K-16 (1937) | Norway:7 | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #1563) | West Germany:12 (nf)

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The original director was James C. McKay, who filmed many gruesome scenes. In July 1936, he was replaced by John Farrow who practically re-shot the entire film. There were also cast and crew changes: Granville Bates was dropped from the cast, while Herbert Mundin was added, playing a new character. Darby Jones replaced Everett Brown as "Bomba"; Elmer Sheeley replaced Cedric Gibbons as art director; A. Arnold Gillespie replaced James Basevi for special effects; Tom Tutwiler replaced 'Max Fabian' for photographic effects; and Charles Salerno Jr. replaced cameramen Virgil W. Vogel and Walter Strenge.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the beginning of the picture, Rita crosses her fingers on the table while she talks about a rich uncle. In the following shot her hands are apart from each other.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Riverboat Captain:All right. Tie her up. Make her fast. Pull her in, boys.
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Movie Connections:
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Soundtrack:
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Miss Jane, he's the finest gentleman I ever knew - trousers or no trousers., 19 January 2014
Author: JohnRouseMerriottChard from United Kingdom

Johnny Weissmuller once again dons the loin cloth in this fun and breezy adventure for Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous creation. Directed by Richard Thorpe, story has Tarzan fending of the nefarious intentions of an expedition group who plan to take Jane (Maureen O'Sullivan)) back to civilisation, and Tarzan into side-show captivity.

Weissmuller flexes his muscles and gets help from his wildlife pals, while Jane wonderfully looks like she's auditioning for the porn movie version of the plot. Action is brisk, the dialogue not clunky, and the all round sense of adventurous fun never once leaves the scene. The wildlife footage is impressive for the time and Leonard Smith's photography is very slick.

There's some holes in the plot, but it matters not in the grand scheme of 30s Tarzan movies, it's the sort of film you watched as a kid and adored, and now as adults we go back to find it has thankfully lost none of its charm. Now, where is Jane's telephone number? 7/10

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