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Director:
Writers:
Edward T. Lowe Jr. (screen play by)
Carroll Young (from a story by)
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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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Johnny Sheffield obituary
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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) (as Phil Van Zandt)
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)

Directed by
Wilhelm Thiele  (as William Thiele)
 
Writing credits
Edward T. Lowe Jr. (screen play by) (as Edward T. Lowe)

Carroll Young (from a story by)

Edgar Rice Burroughs (based upon characters created by)

Produced by
Sol Lesser .... producer
Kurt Neumann .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Sawtell (music score by)
 
Cinematography by
Russell Harlan (photography) (as Russ Harlan)
Harry J. Wild (photography) (as Harry Wild)
 
Film Editing by
Ray H. Lockert (film editor) (as Ray Lockert)
 
Art Direction by
Ralph Berger 
Hans Peters 
 
Set Decoration by
Victor A. Gangelin (interiors) (as Victor Gangelin)
Stanley Murphy (interiors)
 
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)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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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)
Certification:
Finland:K-12 | Norway:7 (1970) | Sweden:Btl | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #9117) | West Germany:6 (nf)

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Goofs:
Factual errors: There are no Pintos in Arabia.See more »
Quotes:
Connie Bryce:Cut it out! You're queerin' my pitch!See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited from Tarzan Triumphs (1943)See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The Spider Strategem, 5 December 2001
Author: telegonus from brighton, ma

When I was growing up and Tarzan pictures were shown regularly on a local television station every saturday morning, this is the one I and my friends would wait for: the one with the giant spider. It's not the best of the series otherwise, but has an interesting locale (North rather than sub-Saharan Africa), and a non-Jane leading lady for the big guy (Nancy Kelly). I can't recall whether Tarzan and Miss Kelly get together romantically, but she was a most attractive woman and a nice change of pace for the series, which was beginning to run out of gimmicks. Otto Kruger makes a pretty good, refined villain; his small, slight stature contrasts interestingly with Weisssmuller's. But it's the spider most people remember best from this film, and it's big, furry one with a sticky web and eight disturbingly agile legs. I've never cared much for arachnids, and don't know anyone who does, and so just watching the movie was both a trial and a thrill, as I could only hope I would behave with such bravery and resourcefulness as the swinging hero of the film were I caught up in a similar circumstance.

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