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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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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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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

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

Jane: You mustn't be angry with him, dear. He realizes so little yet.
Tarzan: Boy good. People bad.
Jane: We mustn't blame them for wanting gold. In the outside world, gold means as much to them as the strength in your arms means to you.
Tarzan: People nowrashima. Fools!
Jane: Not all of them. But none of them have what we have.
Tarzan: Tarzan have Jane.
Jane: They'll be gone tomorrow and we'll be alone again. Wonderfully alone as we've always been. Has it seemed a long time, Tarzan?
Tarzan: Sun make one safari for Jane Tarzan.
Jane: Oh Tarzan! A poet ...
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Connections

Followed by Tarzan's Greatest Adventure (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Maisie Theme
(uncredited)
Music by David Snell
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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