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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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Cordell Hickman ...
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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)  »

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El tesoro de Tarzán  »

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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

The titular Character of "Tarzan" appears at the 3 minute mark of the feature. 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

[last lines]
Jane: He'll never tell where his riches came from. You can be sure of that.
Tarzan: Tarzan sure.
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Connections

Followed by Tarzan's Fight for Life (1958) See more »

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My Tender One
(uncredited)
from Eskimo (1933)
Music by William Axt
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Tarzan's Stock Treatment
30 April 2011 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Curly-haired Johnny Sheffield (as Boy) and chimp "Cheeta" are the main attractions in this fifth MGM "Tarzan" adventure. Beautiful jungle mate Maureen O'Sullivan (as Jane), who wanted to leave the film series after "Tarzan Finds a Son!" (1939), still tends the tree-house. The plot gets going when a swimming Sheffield finds gold in the jungle king's pool. Greedy white people and spear-chucking natives threaten young Sheffield, bringing Johnny Weissmuller (as Tarzan) into action. Whisky-soaked Barry Fitzgerald (as O'Doul) swings ahead of the guest stars. Watch "Cheeta" get drunk on Mr. Fitzgerald's Irish blend. Yes, a drunken monkey can walk a straight line on his hands. This one's nicely photographed, but obviously heavy on borrowed plots, reaction shots and stock footage.

***** Tarzan's Secret Treasure (12/1/41) Richard Thorpe ~ Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield, Barry Fitzgerald


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