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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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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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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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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)  »

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Tarzan Against the World  »

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Trivia

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

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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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Followed by Tarzan and the Trappers (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Waterloo Bridge
(1940) (uncredited)
Music by Herbert Stothart
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High budget MGM film is one of the most entertaining in the lot...
7 May 2011 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

If you're a Tarzan fan of the Johnny Weismuller films, this is one you can't afford to miss.

Even the first twenty-two minutes of jungle scenes are briskly paced and amusing while JOHNNY WEISMULLER, MAUREEN O'SULLIVAN and JOHNNY SHEFFIELD encounter downed pilot PAUL KELLY and hunter CHARLES BICKFORD after their plane crashes. The plot is the usual simple one--Boy has been taken from the jungle and taken to New York City by circus exploiters--and Tarzan's mission is to recover him in time for a happy ending.

No expense has been spared in this big budget production from MGM. Although Cheetah gets lots of prime time, especially during the first half of the film, the supporting cast includes a lot of recognizable players such as Virginia Grey, Chill Wills, Charles Lane and villainous Cy Kendall. In this sixth film of the series (the last one featuring Maureen O'Sullivan as Jane), there's lots of monkey business involving tricks and stunts by a team of smart elephants worthy of any circus revue.

And thanks to director Richard Thorpe, the script plunges ahead easily to become one of the most entertaining in all the Tarzan films featuring Johnny Weismuller. At the fadeout, all is well in the jungle again after some amusing adventures in the Big City--including Tarzan's plunge from the Brooklyn Bridge.

Highly recommended for fans of the series.


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