Dr. Sturdy is trying to establish a modern hospital in the jungle. His efforts are strongly opposed by Futa, the witch doctor, and Ramo, a native warrior. There are kidnappings, a race ... See full summary »
Tarzan must escort his prisoner Coy Banton out of the jungle to the authorities. The boat is blown up by Coy's father and brothers. In addition to Coy Tarzan must now lead five more of the ... See full summary »
Tarzan leads five passengers from a downed airplane out of the jungle. En route white hunter Hawkins tries to sell them to the Oparian chief. Captured by the Oparians and nearly sacrificed ... See full summary »
H. Bruce Humberstone
Hunters trespass into Sukulu country, where animals are sacred, posing as photographers. Their work has the blessing of the U.N.'s Dr. Celliers, close friend of the Sukulu chief. The ... See full summary »
In the African Jungle, a group of Europeans come across the fabled white man who was raised by apes. Tarzan takes an immediate liking to the blond Mary Brooks and rescues her during a nasty... See full summary »
The Lionians are a tribe dying of a mysterious disease. Their Chief decides to kidnap Jane and Lola, a half-breed nurse, in order to help repopulate his civilization. Tarzan must rescue ... See full summary »
An aviatrix emerges from the jungle looking as young as she was when her plane went down many years before. Unscrupulous hunters discover that this is due to a secret fountain of youth. ... See full summary »
The Green Goddess is a totem worshiped by the primitive natives of a lost city deep in the jungles of Guatemala. It contains both a fortune in jewels and an ancient formula for a ... See full summary »
Summoned by an Indian princess, Tarzan travels to India where hundreds of wild elephants are in danger. A company is building a hydroelectric dam and the contractors have only a few weeks ... See full summary »
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
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Apparently, this was an edit of three 30 minute episodes of a proposed black-and-white TV series which did not air in 1958. In context, this looks like it could have been popular, so there might have been some legal difficulties with getting it on television. However, as a "Tarzan" series movie, it's definitely substandard. The juxtaposition of stock and new footage is haphazard.
A clear first story deals has animal trappers led by Lesley Bradley (as Schroeder) invading our jungle hero's turf. Muscularly handsome Gordon Scott (as Tarzan) frees a baby elephant and battles the trappers, who eventually kidnap both "Cheta" (the Chimpanzee) and Rickie Sorensen (the "Boy" Tartu). Once that storyline is resolved, the other two "parts" blend in.
Out for revenge, trapper Bradley's brother Saul Gorse (as Sikes) comes into the picture. He sets out to make Mr. Scott his prey in a plot borrowed from "The Most Dangerous Game" (1932); this sounds like it might have been the most interesting story, but it doesn't live up to expectations. The search for a "Lost City" is also involved. Pretty mate Eve Brent (as Jane) hangs around.
** Tarzan and the Trappers (1958) Charles Haas, Sandy Howard ~ Gordon Scott, Rickie Sorensen, Eve Brent, Sol Gorss
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