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Director:
Writers:
Roy Chanslor (screenplay) and
Carroll Young (screenplay) ...
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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 »
NewsDesk:
(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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Weissmuller's Tarzan RKO debut; Less Pretentious, Great Fun! See more (23 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
Roy Chanslor (screenplay) and
Carroll Young (screenplay)

Carroll Young (from a story by)

Edgar Rice Burroughs (based upon the characters created by)

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
 
Stunts
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
 
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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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Language:
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:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #8892)

Did You Know?

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:
Featured in Diary of a Rape (1971)See more »

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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Weissmuller's Tarzan RKO debut; Less Pretentious, Great Fun!, 10 November 2006
Author: Ben Burgraff (cariart) from Las Vegas, Nevada

While Tarzan was a popular moneymaker at MGM, with the outset of WWII, the studio felt Johnny Weissmuller was getting too old, Maureen O'Sullivan wanted out of the series, and the overseas market was lost, so the series was dropped...but RKO would prove the Ape Man had a LOT of life left in him!

Veteran producer Sol Lesser, 53, loved the character, and snapped up the rights for the studio, wisely keeping Weissmuller, 39, and 'Boy' Johnny Sheffield, now nearly 12, in their signature roles. O'Sullivan, no longer interested in 'Jane', was written out (caring for her ailing mother in London), and the elements that fans loved best (nearly superhuman heroics, comedy from chimp co-star, Cheetah, wild animal footage) were 'beefed up', dropping the romantic interludes, the large number of black 'extras', that provided authenticity (but were expensive for a smaller studio to maintain, for a single series), and, indeed, most of the 'glossiness' that marked the MGM entries. Even the signature Tarzan 'yell' had to be replaced (as the manufactured howl, part Weismuller, part studio magic), was the property of the studio; Weismuller created a 'new' one, that would become so popular that it would be kept, long after he finally retired from the role.

The first RKO entry was perhaps the best of their series; TARZAN TRIUMPHS brought the Nazis into the jungle to tap the mineral resources of a 'lost' city, eventually kidnapping Boy, and leading the previously isolationist Ape Man to utter the famous tag line, "Now Tarzan make war!" With lovely Frances Gifford as a native princess, providing sex appeal (and a really weird scene of Boy trying to 'hook up' the princess and lonely Ape Man, to enlist his help against the Nazis), and Sig Ruman, who went from Marx Brothers' foil to one of Hollywood's busiest 'Nazis', as one of the villains, the action adventure is very entertaining (if extremely violent...Tarzan actually encourages the locals to grab a gun and kill, Boy shoots one Nazi soldier with a pistol, and even CHEETA machine guns one!), and the film was a huge hit for the studio.

Tarzan, at a new home, was back in the 'swing' of things!

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