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Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure  -  May 1942 (USA)
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Tarzan and Jane go to New York to rescue Boy after he is kidnapped into a circus.

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Boy (as John Sheffield)
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Buck Rand
Paul Kelly ...
Jimmie Shields
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Manchester Montford
Cy Kendall ...
Colonel Ralph Sergeant
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Judge Abbotson
Howard C. Hickman ...
Blake Norton (as Howard Hickman)
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Gould Beaton
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Storyline

Circus owner Buck Rand kidnaps Boy to perform in his show. He forces a pilot to fly him, Boy and his animal trainer out of the jungle. Tarzan and Jane follow them to New York. At a trial over custody of Boy, Tarzan becomes violent and is jailed. With the help of the pilot's girlfriend Tarzan (who has since escaped, diving off the Brooklyn Bridge) finds the circus. He and the circus elephants complete the classic rescue. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Tarzan ventures out of the jungle into the man-made canyons of Manhattan! See more »

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Action | Adventure

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May 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tarzan Against the World  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first film shown free to servicemen overseas. A 16 mm copy was sent to Iceland and shown 10 May 1942. See more »

Goofs

In the jungle scenes, Tarzan is swinging on trapezes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Boy: Cheetah! What is it?
Jane: Cheetah must be seeing things. What is it, Tarzan? What is it?
Tarzan: Uguna. Strange sound in sky. Big. Far off.
Jane: I don't hear anything.
Tarzan: Tarzan hear. Cheetah hear. Elephant hear.
Boy: Now I hear it. Like a great wind coming.
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Connections

Followed by Tarzan Triumphs (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Maisie Theme
(uncredited)
Music by David Snell
Played during main titles
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Metro bid "adieu" to the series with this one...
20 February 2003 | by (North Cacalac) – See all my reviews

TNYA is a fun film to enjoy, especially if you are a fan of the series. Metro could make cheap films look expensive because of their wonderful production values. TNYA is no exception. It looks great, even though it's only a 71-minute "B" film. Metro relied heavily on the international market for the TARZAN series, and WW2 had cut most of that off, so Metro cut the budget and let the series go after this film.

Still, as I said earlier, TNYA is a fun movie and is loaded with terrific character performers.

With the change in scenery for Tarzan and family, we can only wonder of what all MGM could have done if things had been different at the time.

And, by the way, a weighted dummy took the dive. There's no way Metro would have permitted Johnny to do the stunt. I'm sure he didn't want to, and besides, none of the principal cast set foot in the Big Apple for the production of this film.


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