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Myles Connolly (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
1 December 1941 (USA) See more »
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New Thrills See more »
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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Johnny Sheffield obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 27 October 2010, 11:01 AM, PDT)

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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Johnny Weissmuller ... Tarzan

Maureen O'Sullivan ... Jane Parker
Johnny Sheffield ... Boy (as John Sheffield)

Reginald Owen ... Professor Elliott

Barry Fitzgerald ... O'Doul
Tom Conway ... Medford
Philip Dorn ... Vandermeer
Cordell Hickman ... Tumbo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johnny Eck ... Bird (uncredited)
Martin Wilkins ... M'Hona (uncredited)
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Directed by
Richard Thorpe 
 
Writing credits
Myles Connolly (screenplay) and
Paul Gangelin (screenplay)

Edgar Rice Burroughs  characters

Produced by
B.P. Fineman .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Snell 
 
Cinematography by
Clyde De Vinna 
 
Film Editing by
Gene Ruggiero 
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Production Management
Art Smith .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gilbert Kurland .... assistant director (uncredited)
Joseph M. Newman .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Howard Campbell .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
 
Special Effects by
Warren Newcombe .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Lloyd Knechtel .... photographic effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lloyd Knechtel .... director of photography: Florida (uncredited)
A. Lindsley Lane .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
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81 min
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Black and White (Sepiatone) (blue tone)
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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Re-released in France in 1971.See more »
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Revealing mistakes: 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 »
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Boy:[after flinging a stone at a Leopard] Got him. Right on the nose.See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Gold on Tarzan's Plateau, 30 April 2011
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

In Tarzan's Secret Treasure Johnny Sheffield finds gold at the bottom of the river where he and the family are out for their morning dip. The Boy knows nothing of what the yellow stuff is and Tarzan could care less as it doesn't effect his style of living, but Jane knows and wants it kept secret for all concerned.

A scientific expedition saves young Sheffield from the clutches of a savage tribe and Johnny Weissmuller is naturally grateful. But when the kid gives away the secret of the gold two of the white men, Tom Conway and Phillip Dorn get real greedy as Maureen O'Sullivan knew they would. Not even the protestations of the expedition leader Reginald Owen dissuades the other two, in fact they withhold fever medicine from him so Owen dies.

This episode of the Tarzan saga is nicely done and contains every kind of jungle peril out there, savage native tribes, attacking rhinoceros, lions, elephants and crocodiles. The last two figure in a very exciting climax when Tarzan puts things right in his jungle paradise.

Tarzan's Secret Treasure also features a very droll performance by Barry Fitzgerald as a most lucky Irishman who was along on the expedition. Fitzgerald's character has a good heart and does earn Tarzan's gratitude for services above and beyond. But as the film ends I believe Weissmuller and O'Sullivan are trusting a bit much to man's better nature in regard to him.

All in all, not too bad a Tarzan film.

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