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Tarzan and the Mermaids (1948)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Romance | 15 May 1948 (USA)
Boy is away at school in England. The high priest is trying to force a young girl to marry an evil pearl trader posing as the god Balu. She escapes, is recaptured and is finally rescued by ... See full summary »

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Cast

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George Zucco ...
Palanth - The High Priest
Andrea Palma ...
Fernando Wagner ...
Varga - Pearl Trader
Edward Ashley ...
Commissioner
John Laurenz ...
Benji
Gustavo Rojo ...
Tiko - Mara's Fiancé
Matthew Boulton ...
British Inspector-General
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Mara
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Storyline

Boy is away at school in England. The high priest is trying to force a young girl to marry an evil pearl trader posing as the god Balu. She escapes, is recaptured and is finally rescued by Tarzan and Jane who reunite her with her chosen fiance. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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LOVE SACRIFICETO A HEATHEN MAN-GOD! (original poster-all caps) See more »


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15 May 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan and the Mermaids  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Final appearance of Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan. See more »

Goofs

Tarzan wears shoes in this movie, and the shoes have the ability to appear and disappear between shots. When he goes after Mara and her kidnappers, he has on what appear to be sandals. During the times he is in the cave, the shoes appear and disappear. Later on, when Tarzan is attacked by an octopus, he has no shoes on, and after he kills it, the shoes are back on his feet. See more »

Quotes

Benji: Tarzan go fishing, catch mermaid, eh!
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Connections

Referenced in Skeppsholmen: Episode #2.5 (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Fairwell, Fair Mermaid
(uncredited)
Written by Sir Lancelot
Played on guitar and Sung by John Laurenz
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Tarzan and Johnny Weissmuller meet for the last time

Johnny Weissmuller's Tarzan saga ends here.Weissmuller ended his Tarzan career after twelve motion pictures.Here he lives in the jungle with the sweet Jane (Brenda Joyce) and Cheeta.Boy has left to study in England.And a man named Benji (John Laurenz) brings some singing mail from him.Linda Christian plays a young girl who is being forced to marry an evil pearl trader who poses as the God Balu.But she's in love with Tiko (Gustavo Rojo).So she jumps into the ocean and escapes until Tarzan captures her in his net.Robert Florey's Tarzan and the Mermaids (1948) isn't the most critically acclaimed Tarzan movie but it works for me.It's a lot of fun to watch this character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs getting away from sticky situations.In this movie the sea has a big part.It's a real treat to watch the beautiful and sensual Linda Christian swimming and diving like a mermaid.The movie is full of great underwater action.Take Tarzan battling with a giant octopus, for instance.Some sweaty situations take place on shore, as well.Altogether this is a nice way for Johnny Weissmuller to say farewell to the character, the mighty Tarzan.


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