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Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942)

 -  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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Johnny Sheffield ...
Boy (as John Sheffield)
Virginia Grey ...
Connie Beach
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Buck Rand
Paul Kelly ...
Jimmie Shields, Pilot
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Manchester Montford
Cy Kendall ...
Col. Ralph Sergeant
Russell Hicks ...
Judge Abbotson
Howard C. Hickman ...
Blake Norton, Tarzan's Lawyer (as Howard Hickman)
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Gould Beaton, Sargent's Lawyer
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Portmaster
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matthew Boulton ...
Portmaster (scenes deleted)
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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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In All The World No Thrill Like This! 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

Elmo Lincoln:  the first movie Tarzan, as a circus roustabout. See more »

Goofs

Cheetah is shown drinking from 3 of four bottles in Jane's suitcase and then throwing each of those three bottles away. But after the alcohol bottle is discarded, a medium view of the suitcase reveals all four bottles still in their carrier in the suitcase. 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 the Magnificent (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Thru with Love
(uncredited)
Music by Matty Malneck and Fud Livingston
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Played by the orchestra at Club Moonbeam
Sung by Virginia Grey (dubbed by Vera Van)
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Wonderful childhood memories
16 October 2005 | by (N.C.) – See all my reviews

It brings back wonderful memories where, after going to church Sunday morning and having Sunday dinner (always roast beef, country ham or fried chicken), my sisters and I would gather around the old tabletop Philco B&W TV to watch "Jungle Theater" which always showed either Tarzan or Jungle Jim (Johnny Weismuller's other alter ego). This was always one of my favorites, especially the dive off the Brooklyn Bridge and Tarzan giving his famous yell in the shower, fully clothed. And to us and all our friends, there was only one Tarzan, Johnny Weismuller. Alas,kids today don't know what they're missing. Ongowa, pacey, Cheetah!


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