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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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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 (music composed by)
 
Cinematography by
Jack Draper (photography)
 
Art Direction by
McClure Capps 
 
Costume Design by
Norma Koch (costumes) (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)

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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 »
Movie Connections:
Follows Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939)See more »
Soundtrack:
I'm Taking a Letter to My Friend, TarzanSee more »

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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Tarzan and Johnny Weissmuller meet for the last time, 13 December 2008

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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