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Tarzan's Savage Fury (1952)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure  |  14 March 1952 (USA)
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Tarzan's cousin comes to Africa in hopes that Tarzan will help him secure a fortune in diamonds essential to England's military security. The cousin is immediately killed off by his guide ... See full summary »

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Tarzan's cousin comes to Africa in hopes that Tarzan will help him secure a fortune in diamonds essential to England's military security. The cousin is immediately killed off by his guide Rokov who persuades Edwards to impersonate the cousin. Joey (Boy's substitute) was used by natives as crocodile bate until Tarzan rescued him. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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THIS YEAR'S ALL-NEW TARZAN THRILLER! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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The photo of Lord Greystoke is really Lex Barker in a beard and mustache. See more »

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Fake crocodiles that approach the shore when the natives use the boys, including Joey, as bait. They are also fake later on when a man is eaten by one after he falls off the raft. See more »

Quotes

Tarzan: White boy. Boy English.
Joseph 'Joey' Martin: No, I'm American.
Tarzan: Boy speak English. Boy English.
Joseph 'Joey' Martin: I'm American.
Tarzan: Boy English.
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Follows Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946) See more »

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A False Greystoke
23 July 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Tarzan's Savage Fury was one of the only Tarzan films to make reference Tarzan's noble background. At least since the Johnny Weissmuller films started I don't recall another movie mentioning Tarzan being the Earl of Greystoke.

But it's a false Greystoke played by Patric Knowles who with his guide Charles Korvin comes calling on Lex Barker and Dorothy Hart as Jane. What is family for, but to call on them for aid. The real Greystoke was killed at the beginning of the film and Knowles takes his place. The object is to get to a tribe which has a fortune in diamonds and uses them in their animist religious rites.

Although it's never said, Korvin's accent is a broad hint that there is a foreign power behind these proceedings. The Cold War at last comes to the Tarzan series. With RKO under the control of Howard Hughes would you expect nothing less?

The cast acquits themselves well and now it seemed that finally black people were playing the African natives in the series for good and all time now.


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