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Director:
Writers:
John Jacoby (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
29 April 1945 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Hidden City Of Women . . . Forbidden To Men !
Plot:
A group of archaeologists asks Tarzan to help them find an ancient city in a hidden valley of women... See more » | Add synopsis »
NewsDesk:
(3 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)

Tarzan Actress Joyce Dies
 (From WENN. 23 July 2009, 9:01 AM, PDT)

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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Johnny Weissmuller ... Tarzan
Brenda Joyce ... Jane

Johnny Sheffield ... Boy
Henry Stephenson ... Sir Guy Henderson
Maria Ouspenskaya ... Amazon Queen (as Mme. Maria Ouspenskaya)

Barton MacLane ... Ballister (as Barton Maclane)

Donald Douglas ... Andres (as Don Douglas)
Steven Geray ... Brenner
J.M. Kerrigan ... Splivens
Shirley O'Hara ... Athena
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frederic Brunn ... LaTour (uncredited)
Frank Darien ... Dinghy Skipper (uncredited)
Margery Fife ... Amazon Woman (uncredited)
Christine Forsyth ... Amazon Woman (uncredited)
Margery Marston ... Amazon Woman #1 (uncredited)
Lionel Royce ... Basov (uncredited)

Directed by
Kurt Neumann 
 
Writing credits
John Jacoby (screenplay) and
Marjorie L. Pfaelzer (screenplay)

Edgar Rice Burroughs (based on the characters created by)

Produced by
Sol Lesser .... producer
Kurt Neumann .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Sawtell 
 
Cinematography by
Archie Stout (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert O. Crandall (film editor) (as Robert Crandall)
 
Production Design by
Phil Paradise 
 
Art Direction by
Walter Koessler 
 
Makeup Department
Norbert A. Myles .... makeup artist (as Norbert Miles)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott R. Beal .... assistant director
 
Art Department
James Altwies .... interiors (as James E. Altwies)
 
Sound Department
Jean L. Speak .... sound technician
 
Stunts
Babe DeFreest .... stunt double: Shirley O'Hara (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Fleet Southcott .... second camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Earl Moser .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Paul Sawtell .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Bob Larson .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan and the Amazons" - 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:
Finland:K-10 (1955) | Finland:S (1947) | Sweden:Btl | USA:Approved (PCA #10464) | West Germany:12 (nf)

Did You Know?

Goofs:
Continuity: After Jane dresses into her jungle attire, she calls down to Tarzan, who races into the tree house after her. She swings to the ground using a vine, then lands on the ground twice.See more »
Quotes:
Jane:What right do you have to sit in judgement on men who are trying to help the world?See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by Tarzan's Hidden Jungle (1955)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
"Sun like gold. Too much sun make people blind.", 21 January 2015
Author: utgard14 from USA

The ninth movie in the Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan series (and third since the series moved from MGM to RKO) is also the first to feature an actress besides Maureen O'Sullivan playing Jane. In the first two RKO films, Jane was off helping with the war effort in England. Now it's time for her to come home but, alas, O'Sullivan wouldn't return to the part so it was recast with Brenda Joyce. Maureen is certainly missed but Brenda does a decent job and would play Jane for the remainder of the Weissmuller films. As I said, Jane returns home to Africa but she doesn't come alone. She brings with her some archaeologists who are interested in the lost city of the Amazons, a tribe of women warriors. Tarzan knows where the city is but won't tell them. If you've seen even one Tarzan movie before this, you should know the outsiders won't leave it alone. They convince Boy to lead them to the Amazon city, where they are not greeted with open arms.

I noticed Johnny Sheffield, the actor playing Boy, is in the middle of puberty by this point and his voice is noticeably deeper than the last film in the series. It's the sort of thing you probably only notice when you watch the series back to back. Sheffield's enjoyable, though Boy's a bit of a brat in this one. Cheeta, the series' regular scene stealer, is great as always. Henry Stephenson plays the kindly old lead archaeologist who has no clue how rotten his friends are. Barton MacLane makes a particularly slimy heavy. The Amazons are lovely young women in skimpy (for the time) outfits. Nothing wrong with that. Pretty Shirley O'Hara is the one given the most to do. Their leader is the awesome Maria Ouspenskaya. She's always a treat to watch. Nice sets and matte paintings. The Amazon stuff is lots of fun. As with all of the RKO Tarzan movies, this is a solid escapist adventure film. Nothing deep but good to watch on a lazy weekend.

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