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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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Johnny Sheffield ...
Boy (as John Sheffield)
Ian Hunter ...
Mr. Lancing
Henry Stephenson ...
Sir Thomas Lancing
Frieda Inescort ...
Mrs. Lancing
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Mr. Sande
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Mrs. Richard Lancing
Morton Lowry ...
Mr. Richard Lancing
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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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16 June 1939 (USA)  »

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Tarzan in Exile  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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With the exception of the opening and closing credits, there is no musical score. See more »

Goofs

When Jane is feeding milk to the baby, she's also folding diapers in between scenes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mr. Richard Lancing: Wildebeest again.
Mrs. Richard Lancing: I think we've seen about a million today.
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Connections

Followed by Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941) See more »

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My Tender One
(1933) (uncredited)
from Eskimo (1933)
Music by William Axt
Played during end credits
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Good Fare for the Old Matinée Shows
25 September 2004 | by (Adelaide Australia) – See all my reviews

Most people I talk to about Tarzan films, always seem to remember this one best - it certainly was aimed at the Saturday Afternoon Matinée Audiences of the 1930"s, and from their points of view, it probably did not disappoint. It really is a kids movie, but provides escapist entertainment, and the introduction of their "son" creates new interest to a somewhat tired storyline - there are only so many elephant stampedes you can have! The acting of the principals is the same as always, with Johnny W. having a very limited script to worry about. Jane (Maureen O'S.) looks good, while Johnny Sheffield is an appealing "Boy" who became a real pain in sequels! Henry Stephenson and Freda Inescort were good support for Ian Hunter, and in a very small bit part was Laraine Day, presumably in her debut movie. I must say the Metro Tarzan movies had more class than those that followed from lesser studios.


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