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Director:
Writers:
Edgar Rice Burroughs (characters)
Jerome Gruskin (screenplay)
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Release Date:
5 April 1947 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Adventure Crashes To The Screen . . . Romance, Plus! Action, Plus! . . . Amid the Teeming Jungle!
Plot:
A shortage of zoo animals after World War II brings beautiful animal trainer Tanya, her financial backer and her cruel trail boss to the jungle... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Actors Who’ve Played the Same Character the Most Times
 (From Cinelinx. 12 May 2014, 10:16 PM, PDT)

Johnny Weissmuller Classics on TCM
 (From Alt Film Guide. 2 August 2012, 11:37 AM, PDT)

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

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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Johnny Weissmuller ... Tarzan
Brenda Joyce ... Jane
Johnny Sheffield ... Boy
Patricia Morison ... Tanya Rawlins

Barton MacLane ... Paul Weir (as Barton Maclane)
John Warburton ... Carl Marley
Charles Trowbridge ... King Farrod
Ted Hecht ... Prince Ozira
Wallace Scott ... 'Smitty' Smithers
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Georges Renavent ... Man Weighing King (uncredited)
Mickey Simpson ... Monak (uncredited)
Maurice Tauzin ... Prince Suli (uncredited)

Directed by
Kurt Neumann 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Edgar Rice Burroughs  characters
Jerome Gruskin  screenplay (as Jerry Gruskin)
Jerome Gruskin  story (as Jerry Gruskin)
Rowland Leigh  screenplay
Rowland Leigh  story

Produced by
Sol Lesser .... producer
Kurt Neumann .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Sawtell 
 
Cinematography by
Archie Stout 
 
Film Editing by
Merrill G. White  (as Merrill White)
 
Production Design by
Phil Paradise 
 
Art Direction by
McClure Capps 
 
Costume Design by
Harold Clandenning 
 
Makeup Department
Irving Berns .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Clem Beauchamp .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bert Briskin .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Frank McWhorter .... sound technician
 
Stunts
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
John Sheets .... associate film editor
 
Other crew
Albert Antonucci .... trainer: cheetah (uncredited)
Leslie Charteris .... screenplay constructor (uncredited)
B. Reeves Eason .... director of elephant stampede (uncredited)
Bob Larson .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan and the Huntress" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
72 min | West Germany:80 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
Johnny Sheffield's last movie as Boy.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Tarzan's knife has the ability to appear and disappear between shots. In one scene, he throws his knife at a hunter on the ground, hitting him in the back. A moment later, he goes to attack another man, and lo and behold, the knife has returned to its sheath. A second later, when the shot changes, the knife is gone again. And, after he defeats the man in the tree and runs off to save everyone else, the knife is back in its sheath again without Tarzan going to retrieve it from the man he threw it at!See more »
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Tarzan's Jungle Turf, 3 August 2012
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Tarzan And The Huntress finds Johnny Weissmuller battling yet another trapper coming on to his jungle turf to take some animals back for the zoos of the world. Especially for those countries whose zoos were depleted after the late war.

The twist is that the villain is Patricia Morison, an accomplished an independent feminist in her own right whose many talents also include flying a plane. Tarzan would never allow Jane that kind of freedom. The film is a curiously anti-feminine one.

She directs the operation to capture the animals as she is also a female Clyde Beatty, but the heavy villainy is left to John Warburton and Barton MacLane. They also get involved in tribal politics in the area where chief Charles Trowbridge is killed and his son thought to be also killed by a nephew looking for big payoff from the trappers.

Patricia Morison would shortly get the role of her life, but on the stage. She never rose above playing slinky temptresses on the screen in B films and some of them pretty dreadful. However in two years she created the role of Lilli Vanessi in Kiss Me Kate. Who could have suspected what a great soprano she was from the parts she played in films?

Tarzan And The Huntress is one of the better Weissmuller Tarzans that RKO did. And as usual Cheta was the wild card and I mean really wild.

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