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Tarzan Triumphs (1943)

Passed  |   |  Action, War, Adventure  |  19 February 1943 (USA)
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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 »

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Johnny Sheffield ...
Boy
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Stanley Ridges ...
Col. Von Reichart
Sig Ruman ...
Sergeant
Philip Van Zandt ...
Capt. Bausch
Rex Williams ...
Lt. Reinhardt Schmidt
Pedro de Cordoba ...
Oman
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Storyline

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, becomes involved after the Nazis shoot at him and capture Boy: "Now Tarzan make war!" Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Action | War | Adventure

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19 February 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan Triumphs  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Produced during the war, the plot was very anti-German. The film was directed by Austrian born Wilhelm Thiele, credited as William Thiele. See more »

Goofs

When Tarzan is fighting the Nazis, he rips the magazine off a machine gun and tosses it to the ground. A moment later, one of the Nazis starts climbing to the top of the building to use the gun, and you can see the magazine still there. Yet when the Nazi arrives at the gun, the magazine is missing again. See more »

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Tarzan: Nazi hyena dead now.
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Follows Tarzan's Revenge (1938) See more »

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Tarzan Swings over to RKO
14 May 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Another "iron bird" flies over the area of Africa ruled by jungle king Johnny Weissmuller (as Tarzan), and soon the idyllic paradise is crawling with Nazis. Curiously, only after cute Johnny Sheffield (as Boy) is kidnapped by Hitler's oil and mineral colonel Stanley Ridges (as Von Reichart) does Mr. Weissmuller actually declare WAR. Weissmuller gets a rare chance to "act" in this scene. Of course, "Tarzan Triumphs" over Nazis. With "Jane" (out of the picture) visiting London relatives, new home studio RKO brought in beautifully shaped Frances Gifford (as Zandra) to fill the space, which she does well. Former studio MGM would not surrender the original "Tarzan" yell, and the movies at RKO were noticeable downsized while Weissmuller's waistline grew. This entry is very silly. Appropriately, "Cheeta" the chimp gets the last laugh.

**** Tarzan Triumphs (1/20/43) Wilhelm Thiele ~ Johnny Weissmuller, Johnny Sheffield, Frances Gifford, Stanley Ridges


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