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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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Storyline

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

Tarzan breaks the chain holding the baby elephant to the tree, leaving one end fastened around the elephant's leg, but a moment later we see the elephant walking away with no chain on his leg. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

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

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Enjoyable old-fashioned action
8 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

George Scott's Tarzan is very much like Superman and this "film" is probably modeled on the old Superman TV show. This is 3 episodes of a planned series edited into a movie and it works. I think the use of 3 directors and stories gives the film more structure and diversity of tone than the typical films from that period.

The 1st story details evil white hunters hurting animals and meeting Tarzan. Pt 2 has the hunters hunting Tarzan like game and the 3rd has Tarzan getting revenge for his tribesman friend (played by Scatman Crothers!). Its cheap and stagey, but well shot and the action is good. There's the usual inserts of safari footage but its good footage of cute and exotic animals. The treatment of the black characters is well done. Jane and Boy are barely in this but the cast is good. Gordon Scott is really a lovable hero, so it all comes off well.

Minus color, effects and a multimillion dollar budget, this is comparable to today's superhero films. Modest fun.


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