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Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942)

Passed | | Action, Adventure | May 1942 (USA)
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
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Jimmie Shields
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Manchester Montford
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Colonel Ralph Sergeant
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Judge Abbotson
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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

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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May 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tarzan Against the World  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Appearing just before the 2 minute mark, "Tarzan's New York Adventure" contains earliest appearance of Tarzan in the 6 original MGM films. See more »

Goofs

When Boy is poking at the lion with a stick, as the stick passes in front of the lion, it disappears, showing the to scenes were superimposed. 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 and the She-Devil (1953) 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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Good comments, Mike!
24 May 2000 | by (Hilliard, OH) – See all my reviews

I have the movie and have watched it several times, but what I watch for is not the humor and not the plot. Johnny Weissmuller 'dives' off the cable supports of the Brooklyn Bridge. This is not a stunt double. This is not a special effect. This is an Olympic athlete 'diving' off the Brooklyn Bridge. I would score it an easy 9.5.

Get it. Watch it. Enjoy.

Thx, Dan


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