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Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939)

Passed  |   |  Action, Adventure, Family  |  16 June 1939 (USA)
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Tarzan's jungle home, and his family, Jane and Boy, are threatened by men greedy for gold.

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A young couple die in a plane crash in the jungle. Their son is found by Tarzan and Jane who name him Boy and raise him as their own. Five years later a search party comes to find the young heir to millions of dollars. Jane agrees, against Tarzan's will, to lead them to civilization. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Super Story of a Super Man ! The Titan of all Tarzans . . . Giant of all jungle thrills . . . worth the years it took to make !


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Tarzan in Exile  »

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Johnny Sheffield claims that he was handpicked by Johnny Weissmuller after screening hundreds of applicants for the role of boy. Weissmuller is also the person who taught Sheffield to swim for the movie. See more »

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Tarzan is seen using trapezes when swinging through the jungle. See more »

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[first lines]
Mr. Richard Lancing: Wildebeest again.
Mrs. Richard Lancing: I think we've seen about a million today.
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Cannibal Carnival
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Music by Sol Levy
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Good Tarzan Fun.
17 June 2003 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

Tarzan and Jane adopt a baby boy, the sole survivor of a plane crash. The boy's parents perished and so Tarzan and Jane adopt the little tyke. A few years later and he's a boy grown into the guise of Tarzan...complete with Tarzan's abilities to swing vines and talk to jungle animals. Only unknown to Tarzan and Jane, this "Boy" they made their son is actually a wealthy heir and his relatives have come to their jungle hideaway searching for him. Now Tarzan and Jane are faced with a most difficult choice..let "Boy" return to civilization and lose him forever or hold on to him themselves and have him remain in the jungle at all costs and despite the many dangers.

This one is powerful and moves the viewer through a wide range of emotions as the plight of Tarzan and Jane over Boy really puts one through the wringer. Suitable for family viewing for the most part although a scene or two may disturb more impressionable kids.


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