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Director:
Writers:
Edgar Rice Burroughs (characters)
Myles Connolly (screenplay)
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Release Date:
May 1942 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
In All The World No Thrill Like This! See more »
Plot:
Tarzan and Jane go to New York to rescue Boy after he is kidnapped into a circus. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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NewsDesk:
(5 articles)
Gone With The Wind didn't give a damn about slavery
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 17 November 2013, 10:00 PM, PST)

Tarzan Chimp Cheeta Dies at 80, or Most Likely Not
 (From Alt Film Guide. 28 December 2011, 6:09 PM, PST)

The Things They Tweet:
 (From WENN. 28 December 2011, 11:11 AM, PST)

User Reviews:
Could this be the best Tarzan film of all time? See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Johnny Weissmuller ... Tarzan

Maureen O'Sullivan ... Jane Parker
Johnny Sheffield ... Boy (as John Sheffield)
Virginia Grey ... Connie Beach

Charles Bickford ... Buck Rand
Paul Kelly ... Jimmie Shields, Pilot

Chill Wills ... Manchester Montford
Cy Kendall ... Col. Ralph Sergeant
Russell Hicks ... Judge Abbotson
Howard C. Hickman ... Blake Norton, Tarzan's Lawyer (as Howard Hickman)

Charles Lane ... Gould Beaton, Sargent's Lawyer

Miles Mander ... Portmaster
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matthew Boulton ... Portmaster (scenes deleted)
Wade Boteler ... First Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Bill Cartledge ... Messenger with Cablegram (uncredited)
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Eddy Chandler ... Bailiff (uncredited)
Ken Christy ... Second Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Inez Cooper ... Young Woman (uncredited)
Jules Cowles ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Marjorie Deanne ... Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
Dudley Dickerson ... Porter (uncredited)
John Dilson ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
James Dime ... Circus Roustabout (uncredited)
Mike Donovan ... Courthouse Elevator Operator (uncredited)
William Forrest ... Inspector at Airport (uncredited)
Willie Fung ... Sun Lee, the Chinese Tailor (uncredited)

Anne Jeffreys ... Young Woman (uncredited)
Darby Jones ... Swahili Chief (uncredited)
Eddie Kane ... Eddie, the Headwaiter (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee ... Hotel Doorman (uncredited)
Paul Kruger ... Circus Roustabout (uncredited)
Eddie Lee ... Sun Lee's Assistant (uncredited)
James B. Leong ... Sun Lee's Measuring Assistant (uncredited)
Elmo Lincoln ... Circus Roustabout (uncredited)
Jack Low ... Circus Roustabout (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Circus Roustabout (uncredited)
Frank Marlowe ... Second Cab Driver (uncredited)
Patrick McVey ... Policeman (uncredited)
Harry Monty ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Mantan Moreland ... Sam, the Nightclub Janitor (uncredited)
Dorothy Morris ... Hat Check Girl (uncredited)
Philip Morris ... Bailiff (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Bailiff (uncredited)
George Offerman Jr. ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Ted Oliver ... Policeman in Patrol Car (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Circus Roustabout (uncredited)
William Tannen ... Mike, an Airport Clerk (uncredited)
Harry Tenbrook ... Circus Roustabout Driving Car (uncredited)
Natalie Thompson ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... Policeman Telephoning (uncredited)
Jasper Weldon ... Janitor (uncredited)
Dick Wessel ... First Cab Driver (uncredited)
Harry Wilson ... Circus Roustabout (uncredited)
Florence Wright ... Young Woman (uncredited)
Victor Zimmerman ... Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Thorpe 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Edgar Rice Burroughs  characters
Myles Connolly  screenplay
Myles Connolly  story
Gordon Kahn  uncredited
William R. Lipman 

Produced by
Frederick Stephani .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Snell 
 
Cinematography by
Sidney Wagner 
 
Film Editing by
Gene Ruggiero 
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Costume Design by
Howard Shoup (gowns) (as Shoup)
 
Production Management
Art Smith .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dolph Zimmer .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Howard Campbell .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
 
Special Effects by
A. Arnold Gillespie .... special effects (as Arnold Gillespie)
Warren Newcombe .... special effects
 
Stunts
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Other crew
George Emerson .... animal trainer (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
71 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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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:
Revealing mistakes: 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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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Could this be the best Tarzan film of all time?, 17 January 2000
Author: Mike Durham from Hayes, Middlesex, England

Ask anyone over the age of 30 who is the best Tarzan and you may receive several answers. Ron Ely would be a popular choice; so would Gordon Scott. But I'll lay good money that the top answer would be Johnny Weissmuller.

By the time Tarzan's New York Adventure came to be made, Weissmuller had made the loin cloth his own and something new had to be done. As sacrilegious as it sounds, it was the taking of Tarzan out of his own environment that made this the best in his long list of jungle capers.

The plot is unimportant. Tarzan's son is taken away to New York and he travels there, accompanied by Jane, to bring him back. But it's the way that the whole premise is handled that ensures that this film will remain in the memory (it's remained in mine ever since I saw it, aged 7). You know Tarzan will win but you don't expect the way that he does it.

Weissmuller was a fine actor with little to say. And here, he doesn't need to say much. There's action, drama, and humour - everything one needs. Even the effects (apart from an occasional speeded up film shot) are sufficiently effective.



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