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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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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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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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89 min
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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: When the second carrier sent to bring water is killed, he falls on his chest, with no lance in his body at all. Thereafter, when Capt. Fry and others find him on the ground, he is on his back, with a lance stabbed in his forehead.See more »
Quotes:
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Riverboat Captain:All right. Tie her up. Make her fast. Pull her in, boys.
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Another Run Through the Jungle, 17 April 2011
Author: wes-connors from Earth

Arriving in Africa from England are handsome medical student William Henry (as Eric Parker) and his attractive sister Benita Hume (as Rita). They are on the continent to find cousin Maureen O'Sullivan (Jane) and bring her back to civilization, where they hope she will claim an inheritance of half a million pounds. Living among the apes by choice, Ms. O'Sullivan mated with jungle man Johnny Weissmuller (Tarzan) in "Tarzan and His Mate" (1934). Jane's cousins consider themselves lucky to find safari guide John Butler (as Captain Fry), but he secretly plans to cage Tarzan and display him as an exhibit...

Not much happens here that hasn't happened before, some of it even in the previous MGM Tarzan adventures. The plot about bringing Tarzan and Jane back to civilization by hook or by crook didn't work before, and it won't work again. The title "Tarzan Escapes" should be comforting. As this installment was released after the enforcement of the Hays Production Code, MGM had O'Sullivan wear a much more modest costume. This isn't a total loss, however, as O'Sullivan is still sexy and beautiful. This was noticed by writer/director John Farrow, one of those brought in to patch up production problems.

***** Tarzan Escapes (11/6/36) Richard Thorpe ~ Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, William Henry, Benita Hume

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