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Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  15 April 1944 (Sweden)
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A letter from Jane, who is nursing British troops, asks Tarzan's help in obtaining a malaria serum extractable from jungle plants. Tarzan and Boy set out across the desert looking for the ... See full summary »

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Paul Hendrix
Joe Sawyer ...
Karl Straeder
Lloyd Corrigan ...
Sheik Abdul El Khim
Robert Lowery ...
Prince Selim
Frank Puglia ...
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Philip Van Zandt ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted) (as Phil Van Zandt)
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A letter from Jane, who is nursing British troops, asks Tarzan's help in obtaining a malaria serum extractable from jungle plants. Tarzan and Boy set out across the desert looking for the plants and wind up ruining a German's attempt to capture a wild horse. They arrive in an Arab city and rescue a stranded American lady magician, sentenced to be hanged for carrying a secret message to the Sheik. To obtain the plants, Tarzan must fight prehistoric monsters, Nazis, and so on. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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desert | sheik | nazi | horse | medicine | See All (65) »

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TARZAN FACES HIS FIERCEST FOE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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During the sandstorm after their escape from the city, Tarzan and Boy can be seen wearing footwear of some kind, yet a moment later when they leave to seek shelter, they are both barefoot again. See more »

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An enjoyable Tarzan adventure
24 April 2002 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

This is probably my favourite Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan movie.

In this one, Tarzan and Boy (Johnny Sheffield) set out across the desert to get a medicine from a particular plant to send to Jane who is in Britain helping the war effort. She needs it to help wounded soldiers to fully recover. On the way, they bump into Nancy Kelly who plays a magician.

After escaping the Arab city, they reach the jungle where they discover time has stood still. The dangers they encounter trying to get the medicine are stock footage prehistoric monsters from One Million BC, giant man-eating plants, lions and, best of all, a giant spider whose web Boy gets trapped in. He escapes and the spider eats one of the baddies.

All the stars in this movie take good parts, especially the two Johnnies and Nancy Kelly, who makes a good substitute for Jane.

I enjoyed watching this movie and have seen several times. Watch it if you get the chance.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5.


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