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Tarzan and the Trappers (1958)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure | TV Movie 21 March 1960
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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Jane
Rickie Sorensen ...
Boy
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Schroeder (as Lesley Bradley)
Maurice Marsac ...
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Commissioner Brandini
Naaman Brown ...
Tribesman
Paul Thompson ...
Tribesman
Carl Christian ...
Tribesman
Sol Gorss ...
Sikes (as Saul Gorse)
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Lapin
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Tyana (as Sherman Crothers)
Madame Sul-Te-Wan ...
Witch Woman
Paul Stader ...
Sikes' Henchman
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Sikes' Henchman
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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:

Los cazadores de la ciudad perdida  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Rene: [about Cheetah] Chimp is smart, n'est-ce pas? And valuable!
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Connections

Edited into Dark Jungle Theater: Tarzan and the Trappers (2016) See more »

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Average ex-TV pilot
12 July 2017 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Tarzan must deal with a group of illegal trappers, an expedition to a lost city in search of treasure & a hunter attempting to hunt him down as the ultimate prey.

Tarzan and the Trappers was a 1958 attempt at making a new stab at a Tarzan franchise. This feature was cobbled together from three episodes of an unsold TV series & edited together to resemble a proper film. However it didn't entirely work. The episodic nature of the film's plot can be blamed for the lack of conviction or even adding anything new to the franchise. But the actors do a fair bit of work to sell their otherwise one-dimensional characters to the viewer. Gordon Scott makes a passable Tarzan & even gets the iconic yell right but the remainder of the cast are hovering between mediocre & downright stilted. The action scenes are hampered by the low budget & the motivations for the villains are sketchy at best.


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