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Tarzan and the Trappers (1958)

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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Rickie Sorensen ...
Boy
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Schroeder (as Lesley Bradley)
Maurice Marsac ...
Rene
Bruce Lester ...
Commissioner Brandini
Naaman Brown ...
Tribesman
Paul Thompson ...
Tribesman
Carl Christian ...
Tribesman
Sol Gorss ...
Sikes (as Saul Gorse)
William Keene ...
Lapin
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Tyana (as Sherman Crothers)
Madame Sul-Te-Wan ...
Witch Woman
Paul Stader ...
Sikes' Henchman
Gil Perkins ...
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)  »

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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 »

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

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Schroeder: A hunter can make many mistakes... the hunter can make only one... and that one is always fatal.
Rene: Ah, yes, my friend, but to whom is it fatal?
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Tarzan for Television
7 November 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

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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