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Tarzan's Secret Treasure -- Tarzan becomes involved with an expedition in search of treasure. Greedy gold seekers dupe Tarzan into helping them in their quest by holding Boy and Jane hostage.

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Director:
Writers:
Myles Connolly (original 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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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)

Directed by
Richard Thorpe 
 
Writing credits
Myles Connolly (original screenplay) and
Paul Gangelin (original screenplay)

Edgar Rice Burroughs  based upon the characters created by

Produced by
B.P. Fineman .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Snell (musical score)
 
Cinematography by
Clyde De Vinna (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Gene Ruggiero (film editor)
 
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)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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81 min
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Black and White (Sepiatone) (blue tone)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia:
Re-released in France in 1971.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
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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All that glitters ..., 7 April 2010
Author: dbdumonteil

Tarzan's secret treasure is not the gold they find in the water.In "Tarzan escapes" we had already seen Jane meeting her English cousins and displaying no interest in the rich inheritance .The beginning of the movie displays a true garden of Eden ,where you can have what you want for nothing ,so why bother to make money or use gold? This Rousseauesque side is all that makes these Tarzan movies (with Weissmuller) so endearing ;all the other ones are mediocre adventures flicks ,without heart and without emotion.It's only natural that Boy wants to know what civilization is.The movies the men from the cities show is good propaganda.This scene takes us back to the prehistory of cinema ,when the Lumiere bros' shorts used to scare the crowds who were afraid to get run over by a train.the rest of the plot is more conventional,but the scene on the river with hungry crocodiles is still impressive today.It seems that some scenes (the first victims of the nasty tribe) were taken from "Tarzan escapes" .

These black and white Tarzan movies have no contender ,with the possible exception of "Greystoke:the legend of Tarzan" (1982)

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