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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

Tarzan: [to Jane] I talk with any man that stops hunters that kill animals.
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Follows Tarzan's Revenge (1938) See more »

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O.K. small screen entertainment.

This Tarzan film was originally put together from episodes of an unsold T.V. series. This explains the films bifurcated structure. I have been told producer Sol Lesser then edited the episodes together and released it overseas as a feature in some markets. I also understand Americans did not get to see this film until 1966 when it was sold as part of a Tarzan film package to television. As a theatrical release, it looks like a third rate Tarzan film designed to fill out the second half of a double bill. But viewed as what it was intended as; a saturday morning kiddie show from the fifties, it looks better than other shows from the same era such as SHEENA, QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE and RAMER. I'm surprised this potential Tarzan T.V show did not sell.By the way, Eve Brent makes a sexy blonde Jane.


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