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Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941)

Unrated  |   |  Action, Adventure, Romance  |  1 December 1941 (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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O'Doul
Tom Conway ...
Medford
Philip Dorn ...
Vandermeer
Cordell Hickman ...
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Storyline

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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gold | rescue | greed | elephant | river | See All (27) »

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The Greatest Tarzan Is Back! See more »


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1 December 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

Due to many budget cutbacks following the death of Irving Thalberg many stock shots from former movies were used. 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

Featured in Tarzan: Silver Screen King of the Jungle (2004) See more »

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Cannibal Carnival
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Music by Sol Levy
Played during main titles
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Fun old movies, but....
30 November 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I love the old Johnny Weissmuller/MGM "Tarzan" movies of the 1930s and 40s. I have them all six of them on laserdisc from the 1990s, but I have to wonder in what form they will arrive on DVD -- if ever? Watching "Tarzan's Secret Treasure" (1941) today I was amazed to hear for the first time, after many viewings, Barry Fitzgerald's O'Doul character refer to a little black native boy as a "pickaninny." In the earlier Tarzan movies the blacks are constantly called "boy" and other derogatory terms and often casually shot by white men for disobeying orders. I'm not sure, but I think there may be a problem with this being released on DVD today, but my point is that I DON'T want to see these films edited in any way. They're time capsules of entertainment from an earlier era, and they should be preserved.


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