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Director:
Writers:
Cyril Hume (screen play)
Edgar Rice Burroughs (based upon the characters created by)
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Release Date:
16 June 1939 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Super Story of a Super Man ! The Titan of all Tarzans . . . Giant of all jungle thrills . . . worth the years it took to make !
Plot:
Tarzan's jungle home, and his family, Jane and Boy, are threatened by men greedy for gold. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
One of the best Tarzan films. See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Johnny Weissmuller ... Tarzan

Maureen O'Sullivan ... Jane
Johnny Sheffield ... Boy (as John Sheffield)
Ian Hunter ... Mr. Lancing
Henry Stephenson ... Sir Thomas Lancing
Frieda Inescort ... Mrs. Lancing

Henry Wilcoxon ... Mr. Sande

Laraine Day ... Mrs. Richard Lancing
Morton Lowry ... Mr. Richard Lancing
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gavin Muir ... Pilot (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Thorpe 
 
Writing credits
Cyril Hume (screen play)

Edgar Rice Burroughs (based upon the characters created by)

Produced by
Sam Zimbalist .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Leonard Smith (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Gene Ruggiero (film editor)
Frank Sullivan (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dolph Zimmer .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Urie McCleary .... associate art director
Glen Barnes .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
 
Stunts
Harry Monty .... stunt double: Johnny Sheffield (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Delos Jewkes .... voice double: Tarzan's yell (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
82 min | West Germany:88 min
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Color:
Black and White (Sepiatone)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Finland:S | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1939) | Norway:7 (1959) | Portugal:M/6 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #5299) | USA:TV-G (TV rating) | West Germany:6

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With the exception of the opening and closing credits, there is no musical score.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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Soundtrack:
My Tender OneSee more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
One of the best Tarzan films., 28 June 1999
Author: anonymous

What is it about the Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan films that seem to be as entertaining today as they were when first released. In this installment a plane crashes in Africa and the only survivor is a baby which is rescued by a gang of Chimpanzees. Old Cheetah quickly gets control of the infant and swings back to Tarzan and Janes place and presents his find to the man of the treehouse. Tarzan and Jane adopt the child naming him simply "Boy" and quickly he is grown from baby to a five year old in the form of Johnny Sheffield complete with his own jungle yell. Outsiders from the civilized world who are boys blood relatives show up and that means trouble. Jane, Boy and his (evil) relatives wind up as captives of a hostile tribe and Tarzan with Cheetah and the help of most of Africas Elephant population arrive in time to save the day. This film is now sixty years old but doesn't seem dated or tired. Perhaps it's Weissmullers simple dialog and acting which did it. "Cheetah find" is his answer when Jane questions where the baby came from. "Food" is what he tells his guests who have lunch in the treehouse and asks him what the name of the fruit that they are enjoying is. When the baby won't stop crying Tarzan sticks an over sized (what looks to be) chicken leg in the infants face thinking maybe something to eat will do the trick. Perhaps it was Weissmullers swimming scenes which did it or the antics of Cheetah or maybe the classic Tarzan yell. Whatever it was the Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan films seem to be the best and this is one of them.

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