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19 February 1943 (USA) See more »
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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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Johnny Weissmuller ... Tarzan

Frances Gifford ... Zandra

Johnny Sheffield ... Boy

Stanley Ridges ... Col. von Reichart

Sig Ruman ... German Sergeant (as Sig Rumann)

Philip Van Zandt ... Capt. Bausch
Rex Williams ... Lt. Reinhardt Schmidt

Pedro de Cordoba ... Patriarch
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
Roy Chanslor (screenplay) and
Carroll Young (screenplay)

Carroll Young (from a story by)

Edgar Rice Burroughs (based upon the characters created by)

Hal Long  screenplay (uncredited)

Produced by
Sol Lesser .... producer
Wilhelm Thiele .... associate producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Paul Sawtell 
Cinematography by
Harry J. Wild (photography) (as Harry Wild)
Production Design by
Harry Horner (production designed by)
Art Direction by
Hans Peters 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clem Beauchamp .... assistant director
Sound Department
John C. Grubb .... sound technician
Babe DeFreest .... stunt double: Frances Gifford (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elmer Ellsworth .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Hal C. Kern .... supervising editor (as Hal Kern)
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan Triumphs" - USA (complete title)
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76 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Australia:PG | Finland:K-12 (1956) | Finland:K-16 (1947) | Norway:7 (1972) | Sweden:15 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #8892)

Did You Know?

Jane's absence was explained in a letter saying that she was visiting relatives in England. Maureen O'Sullivan was sick of playing Jane, but her absence probably had more to do with the fact that the franchise had switched from MGM to RKO, and O'Sullivan was an MGM contract player.See more »
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 »
Zandra:Oh, this is like paradise.
Tarzan:[takes Zandra's hand] Tarzan glad Zandra like.
Zandra:Pallandria was such a paradise, too. Before they came.
[Annoyed, Tarzan pulls away and leaves]
Boy:It's working! It just takes time. Can you cook?
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Movie Connections:
Edited into Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943)See more »


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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
"Now Tarzan make war!"., 20 July 2010
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

After six films starring alongside Johnny Weissmuller as jungle beauty Jane, Maureen O'Sullivan decided to depart the series, leaving the writers of the next Tarzan film not only looking for a way of explaining the lovely actress's sudden absence but also having to ensure that male cinema-goers still had a reason to take their family to see the ape-man's latest adventure.

Their solution: have their script conveniently see Jane visiting friends in London, and introduce a sexy new character in the form of Zandra (Frances Gifford), princess of the hidden city of Palandria, who seeks help from Tarzan after Nazi soldiers enslave her people.

A far cry from the first two pre-Hays code Tarzan films, which were chock full of enjoyably un-PC violence and raunchiness, Tarzan Triumphs is strictly family friendly matinée material, with the added novelty of some delightfully daft WWII propaganda. Director Wilhelm Thiele packs the first half of his film with the usual vine swinging, frolicking in lagoons, stock footage of animals, and scenes of good old Cheetah providing plenty of hilarity, but he eventually delivers some decent action once the bad guys go out of their way to upset Tarzan: when the Nazis kidnap Boy and slap him about a bit, our jungle hero finally announces "Now Tarzan make war!" and it's non-stop Nazi bashing fun thereon in, with even Cheetah and Boy grabbing firearms to get in on the action!

And talking of Cheetah, the cheeky chimp also provides the film's excellent final joke, which sees stupid Nazi radio operators in Berlin mistaking the furry-faced funster for 'Der Fuhrer'. Take that, you silly Nazi nincompoops!

6.5 out of 10, rounded up to 7 for IMDb.

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