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Release Date:
19 February 1943 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Zandra, white princess of a lost civilization, comes to Tarzan for help when Nazis invade the jungle... See more » | Add synopsis »
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(2 articles)
Actors Who’ve Played the Same Character the Most Times
 (From Cinelinx. 12 May 2014, 10:16 PM, PDT)

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

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Tarzan with Looney Tunes-style propaganda See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Johnny Weissmuller ... Tarzan
Johnny Sheffield ... Boy
Frances Gifford ... Zandra
Stanley Ridges ... Col. Von Reichart
Sig Ruman ... Sergeant
Philip Van Zandt ... Capt. Bausch
Rex Williams ... Lt. Reinhardt Schmidt
Pedro de Cordoba ... Oman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louis Adlon ... German Officer in Berlin (uncredited)
Sven Hugo Borg ... Heinz (uncredited)
Stanley Brown ... Achmet (uncredited)
George Lynn ... Nazi Pilot (uncredited)
Manuel París ... Pallandria Man (uncredited)
Otto Reichow ... Grüber (uncredited)
Wilhelm von Brincken ... Gen. Hoffman in Berlin (uncredited)
William Yetter Sr. ... Nazi Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Wilhelm Thiele  (as William Thiele)
 
Writing credits
Edgar Rice Burroughs (characters)

Carroll Young (story)

Roy Chanslor (screenplay) and
Carroll Young (screenplay)

Produced by
Sol Lesser .... producer
Wilhelm Thiele .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Paul Sawtell 
 
Cinematography by
Harry J. Wild  (as Harry Wild)
 
Production Design by
Harry Horner 
 
Art Direction by
Hans Peters 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clem Beauchamp .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
John C. Grubb .... sound technician
 
Stunts
Babe DeFreest .... stunt double: Frances Gifford (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elmer Ellsworth .... wardrober
 
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Hal C. Kern .... supervising editor (as Hal Kern)
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
 
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Also Known As:
"Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan Triumphs" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
76 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-12 (1956) | Finland:K-16 (1947) | Norway:7 (1972) | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (PCA #8892)

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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:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Tarzan:Nazi hyena dead now.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943)See more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Tarzan with Looney Tunes-style propaganda, 13 November 2006
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

Breaking into the second volume of WB's Weismuller Tarzan movies, all of which were made at RKO, and which previously had been produced at MGM. Maureen O'Sullivan finally got her way and was able to leave the series when it left MGM, while Weismuller and Johnny Sheffield, who plays Boy, not to mention Cheetah, stayed on. Tarzan Triumphs isn't a great film (I don't have high expectations for any of the remainder of this series, honestly), but it is historically interesting, and amusing in the way all Tarzan movies are. In the thick of WWII, Nazis invade Tarzan's jungle looking to enslave the lost city of Palandra. The princess of Palandra, Zandra (Frances Gifford), begs Tarzan for help. Tarzan refuses, claiming that the Nazis have done nothing to him. But when they actually do do harm to him, by kidnapping Boy, he vows revenge. Strange this one wasn't made in 1941 instead of 1943. Or perhaps by '43 people were already getting tired of war and this is "stay the course" propaganda. Don't know, but it is fascinating as propaganda. It gets very violent, more violent than the other Tarzan movies as far as I can remember. Well, some black people get wasted in nasty ways in the early Tarzan movies, of course. But Tarzan mercilessly slaughters the Nazis. Cheetah pushes one off a cliff, and then pushes a boulder over after him! Even Boy gets to shoot a guy! And the final living Nazi suffers one of the most entertainingly horrible, Roman-style deaths ever. The film ends on a joke worth of Looney Tunes.

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