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Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941)

Tarzan's jungle home, and his family, Jane and Boy, are threatened by men greedy for gold.

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A scientific expedition happens to discover that gold exits on Tarzan's escarpment. The villainous Medford and Vandermeer kidnap Jane and Boy to extort from Tarzan the location of the gold. Everyone is captured by wicked natives. Tarzan and his elephants rush to the rescue. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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1 December 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El tesoro de Tarz├ín  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Sepiatone) (blue tone)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Re-released in France in 1971. See more »

Goofs

When the natives are hurling spears at the truck, the tips of some of the spears bend, flex, or rebound (they are obviously made of rubber or foam). See more »

Quotes

[first title card]
Title Card: DEEP IN AFRICA, BEYOND ALL THE TRAILS KNOWN TO WHITE HUNTERS THERE IS AN ESCARPMENT - A SHEER CLIFF, WHICH LEGEND SAYS "RISES FROM THE PLAINS TO SUPPORT THE STARS".
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Followed by Tarzan's Fight for Life (1958) See more »

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Maisie Theme
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Music by David Snell
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Romantic, solid outing of the series
17 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan continue their sensual pairing as Tarzan and Jane with Johnny Sheffield as Boy in tow. Tarzan and Jane have several romantic interludes in this film, some subtly and others not.

The most vivid includes Tarzan presenting Jane with an orchid, then sweeping her off her feet and twirling her in a circle, continuing with some sensual talk and tactile coziness, and ending with a simple kiss with Jane resting comfortably in Tarzan's arms.

O'Sullivan visually appeals as Jane in a shorter hemmed mini-dress revealing quite a bit of her cheesecake. Weissmuller, though no longer slender, still maintains a buxom and beefy commanding figure in his loincloth.

In addition to their loving relationship, Tarzan and Jane also must address their roles as surrogate parents to Boy and confront the problems brought on by his youthful curiosity of civilization beyond the jungle.


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