Tarzan and the Trappers (1958)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Adventure  |  21 March 1960 (Iran)
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After dispatching a ruthless hunter who traps animals for gain, he has to contend with his brother who is out for revenge.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rickie Sorensen ...
Leslie Bradley ...
Schroeder (as Lesley Bradley)
Maurice Marsac ...
Bruce Lester ...
Commissioner Brandini
Naaman Brown ...
Paul Thompson ...
Carl Christian ...
Sol Gorss ...
Sikes (as Saul Gorse)
William Keene ...
Tyana (as Sherman Crothers)
Madame Sul-Te-Wan ...
Witch Woman
Paul Stader ...
Sikes' Henchman
Gil Perkins ...
Sikes' Henchman


Tarzan deals with the villainous Schroeder, who is illegally collecting animals for zoos, only to be menaced by Schroeder's hunter brother Sikes, out for revenge, who teams up with greedy trader Lapin in a hunt for human game...Tarzan himself. Re-edited from 3 episodes of a never-shown TV series, with studio action intercut with location and wildlife footage. Jane has little to do. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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21 March 1960 (Iran)  »

Also Known As:

Tarzan e os Caçadores  »

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Originally intended as a TV series; three episodes were re-edited into a movie after all three networks (this was before all the cable channels) rejected the series. See more »


There is a shot of a lemur. Lemurs do not exist in Africa but are found only in Madagascar. See more »


Tarzan: [to Boy after he trips on a vine] Vine in tree friend to the hand, but vine on ground enemy
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Follows Tarzan and the Huntress (1947) See more »

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Gordon Scott's performance strong in a better-than-average Tarzan flick
9 April 2003 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

Of the countless actors who have portrayed Tarzan since Elmo Lincoln first appeared in 1918's `Tarzan of the Apes,' Gordon Scott remains the best to ever don a loincloth. So it's no surprise that `Tarzan and the Trappers' is one of the better Tarzan films of the past 80 years. The 1958 film was actually intended to comprise the first three episodes of a television series, but instead was made into a better-than-average Sol Lesser production that runs 74 minutes. The film's story remains contemporary, with Tarzan forced to fight for his own life while stopping greedy traders from illegally trapping and removing wildlife from the jungle.

With the future of much of the world's wildlife in question, the story is as compelling now as it was 45 years ago...

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