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Director:
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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Johnny Sheffield obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 27 October 2010, 11:01 AM, PDT)

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An enjoyable Tarzan adventure See more (17 total) »

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)

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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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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Factual errors: There are no Pintos in Arabia.See more »
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Edited from Tarzan Triumphs (1943)See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
An enjoyable Tarzan adventure, 24 April 2002
Author: Chris Gaskin from Derby, England

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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