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Writers:
Edward T. Lowe Jr. (screenplay)
Carroll Young (story)
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Release Date:
15 April 1944 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Tarzan Defies Enemy Agents . . . in a hot-bed of Intrigue and Danger ! See more »
Plot:
A letter from Jane, who is nursing British troops, asks Tarzan's help in obtaining a malaria serum extractable from jungle plants... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Johnny Weissmuller ... Tarzan

Nancy Kelly ... Connie Bryce
Johnny Sheffield ... Boy

Otto Kruger ... Paul Hendrix
Joe Sawyer ... Karl Straeder
Lloyd Corrigan ... Sheik Abdul El Khim
Robert Lowery ... Prince Selim
Frank Puglia ... Magistrate
Philip Van Zandt ... Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bobby Barber ... Turban Vendor (uncredited)
John Berkes ... Charlie (uncredited)

John Dehner ... Prince Ameer (uncredited)
Dice ... Jaynar (uncredited)

Frank Faylen ... Achmed (uncredited)
George J. Lewis ... Ali Baba Hassan (uncredited)
Nestor Paiva ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
Syd Saylor ... Bewildered Camel Herdsman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Wilhelm Thiele  (as William Thiele)
 
Writing credits
Edward T. Lowe Jr. (screenplay) (as Edward T. Lowe)

Carroll Young (story)

Edgar Rice Burroughs (characters)

Produced by
Sol Lesser .... executive producer
Kurt Neumann .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Sawtell 
 
Cinematography by
Russell Harlan  (as Russ Harlan)
Harry J. Wild  (as Harry Wild)
 
Film Editing by
Ray H. Lockert  (as Ray Lockert)
 
Art Direction by
Ralph Berger 
Hans Peters 
 
Set Decoration by
Victor A. Gangelin  (as Victor Gangelin)
Stanley Murphy 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derwin Abrahams .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Bailey Fesler .... sound technician
Jean L. Speak .... sound technician
 
Stunts
Ben Johnson .... stunt double (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elmer Ellsworth .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
 
Other crew
Ralph McCutcheon .... horse trainer (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan's Desert Mystery" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
70 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Continuity: 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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Edited from Tarzan Triumphs (1943)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943) **1/2, 13 February 2007
Author: JoeKarlosi from U.S.A.

Pretty good second RKO Tarzan feature has the jungle man and his son Boy still going it alone in the absence of Jane, who remains in London nursing the wounded soldiers of WWII. Her most recent letter asks that Tarzan bring some jungle fever medicine to her, so he, Boy, and Cheeta travel across the desert to honor her request. Along the way, father and son meet a tough traveling lady magician named Connie (Nancy Kelly) who winds up tagging along with them and becomes the latest substitute for the missing Jane character. Though unlikable at first, she gradually settles in as a more amiable companion. Soon, the travelers become stranded in an Arab city where Tarzan gets jailed for stealing a stallion, and Connie becomes framed for murdering the son of a Shiek and is sentenced to death by hanging.

In this film are more old familiar actors like Lloyd Corrigan (as the Sheik), Robert Lowery (the Prince), and Otto Kruger as another Nazi leader named Heinrich who is hiding out under the name of Hendrix. This entry also features giant jungle creatures, including a huge spider who snares Boy in its web, and man-eating plants. We're also treated to more of Cheeta's zany antics as well.

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