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Director:
Writers:
Carroll Young (original story)
Carroll Young (screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 May 1948 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Tarzan at His Best ! See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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With All its Faults -- Still a MUST SEE Movie! See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Johnny Weissmuller ... Tarzan
Brenda Joyce ... Jane
George Zucco ... Palanth, the High Priest
Andrea Palma ... Luana, Mara's Mother
Fernando Wagner ... Varga, Pearl Trader
Edward Ashley ... Commissioner
John Laurenz ... Benji
Gustavo Rojo ... Tiko, Mara's Fiancé
Matthew Boulton ... British Inspector-General

Linda Christian ... Mara
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Silvia Derbez ... Aquitanian (uncredited)
Salvador Godínez ... Aquitanian (uncredited)
Magda Guzmán ... Aquitanian (uncredited)
Ana Luisa Peluffo ... Aquitanian (uncredited)
Lilia Prado ... Aquitanian (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Florey 
 
Writing credits
Carroll Young (original story)

Carroll Young (screenplay)

Edgar Rice Burroughs (based upon characters created by)

Albert DePina  uncredited

Produced by
Sol Lesser .... producer
Joseph Noriega .... associate producer (as Joe Noriega)
Julian Lesser .... assistant producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Dimitri Tiomkin 
 
Cinematography by
Jack Draper 
 
Art Direction by
McClure Capps 
 
Costume Design by
Norma Koch  (as Norma)
 
Production Management
Antonio Guerrero Tello .... associate production manager
Ray Heinz .... production manager
John Mari .... associate production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bert Briskin .... assistant director
Jaime Contreras .... associate assistant director
Moisés Delgado .... associate assistant director (as Moises Delgado)
 
Art Department
Gunther Gerszo .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
James L. Fields .... sound supervisor (as James Fields)
Rafael Ruiz Esparza .... associate sound mixer
 
Stunts
Ángel García .... stunt double: Johnny Weissmuller (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gabriel Figueroa .... associate photographer
Raúl Martínez Solares .... associate photographer
 
Editorial Department
John Sheets .... associate editor
Merrill G. White .... supervising editor (as Merrill White)
 
Music Department
Dimitri Tiomkin .... musical director
 
Other crew
Miguel M. Delgado .... associate director
Bob Larson .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan and the Mermaids" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
68 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:S | UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #12894) | West Germany:12 (nf)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Johnny Weissmuller's stunt double Ángel García allegedly was killed while performing the famous cliff dive into the ocean at Acapulco, Mexico. Local authorities rejected this claim as Hollywood publicity. Another source said Garcia survived the fall but died when the surf slammed him into the rocks. John Laurenz, who played the singing postman Benji, never made mention of any such incident in his popular radio program or in his article on the filming of this movie. No newspaper articles (Mexico, Hollywood or otherwise) from that time have been revealed noting the event.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
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Soundtrack:
Oh, Most Beautiful MermaidSee more »

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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
With All its Faults -- Still a MUST SEE Movie!, 26 September 2005
Author: vitaleralphlouis from United States

TARZAN AND THE MERMAID was the low-end of Johnny Weissmuller's Tarzan series and the final Tarzan he'd agree to make. Set in Acapulco, Mexico --- "just downstream from their jungle house --- Tarzan will encounter infamous actress Linda Christian in a rare screen role, as the latest virgin to be handed over to the tribe's two-bit "god." I can't overstate the drop in quality. All the great Tarzan films were made by MGM with high production quality, excellent scripts, action shots; the best. The RKO Tarzan films made by Sol Lesser were much cheaper and used less imagination. MERMAIDS was the poorest of the RKO series. Why then do I rate it 8 out of 10. Weissmuller is asset #1. The catchy title is asset #2. The fact is that I saw this movie 5 times. First in 1949, then 1950, then twice on TV; finally via an eBay purchase of a bootleg copy. PS: The real story as to why Weissmuller quit Tarzan was that Columbia Pictures agreed to let him wear clothes in his Jungle Jim series. After 13 years in loincloth, he, like many of us, gained a few pounds.

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