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 »
Zandra, white princess of a lost civilization, comes to Tarzan for help when Nazis invade the jungle with plans to conquer her people and take their wealth. Tarzan, the isolationist, ... See full summary »
A group of archaeologists asks Tarzan to help them find an ancient city in a hidden valley of women. He refuses, but Boy is tricked into doing the job. The queen of the women asks Tarzan to... See full summary »
An African tribe devoted to the leopard cult is dedicated to preventing civilization from moving further into Africa. Tarzan fights them when the cult first attacks a caravan and next ... See full summary »
In the African Jungle, a group of Europeans come across the fabled white man who was raised by apes. Tarzan takes an immediate liking to the blond Mary Brooks and rescues her during a nasty... See full summary »
Hunters trespass into Sukulu country, where animals are sacred, posing as photographers. Their work has the blessing of the U.N.'s Dr. Celliers, close friend of the Sukulu chief. The ... See full summary »
An aviatrix emerges from the jungle looking as young as she was when her plane went down many years before. Unscrupulous hunters discover that this is due to a secret fountain of youth. ... See full summary »
Summoned by an Indian princess, Tarzan travels to India where hundreds of wild elephants are in danger. A company is building a hydroelectric dam and the contractors have only a few weeks ... See full summary »
Ivory poachers, headed by Lyra the She-Devil, Vargo and Fidel, capture a native tribe to carry their loot. Tarzan intervenes and is captured. Jane is also captured and believed killed, so ... See full summary »
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
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During Connie's escape from the hanging, when she jumps on the horse behind Tarzan her hands are tied securely behind her back for the hanging, but she cannot hold on like that. She is subsequently shown with empty sleeves tied behind her back as they gallop away, and then with her arms behind her again as she sheds the rope (clearly not tied at all) and grabs onto Tarzan. See more »
This was probably the weakest of the Weissmuller adventures. The inclusion of Nancy Kelly as the female lead, Connie, was probably short-sighted. After the wonderful success of pairing Frances Gifford with Weissmuller in Tarzan Triumphs, RKO probably felt it could continue on with a new distressed damsel in each successive film with no Jane on the scene.
But as sensual as Frances Gifford was in Tarzan Triumphs, and the adoring chemistry she had with Weissmuller, Nancy Kelly came way short of even approaching those standards. Unfortunately, she had neither the chemistry with Tarzan nor the visual appeal to succeed in her role.
But as a result, RKO was forced to react to this outing by re-casting the beautiful Brenda Joyce as Jane, even though she was never given the romantic interludes with Tarzan that were a hallmark of the Maureen O'Sullivan pictures.
Add in a long absence of Tarzan in this picture, a departure from the jungle escarpment and some comical adventures with a cartoon-like man-eating plant and giant spider, and this film doesn't match up with the much better entries of the series.
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