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Tarzan and the Trappers (1958)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Adventure  |  21 March 1960 (Iran)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Rickie Sorensen ...
Boy
Leslie Bradley ...
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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Tarzan e os Caçadores  »

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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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Tarzan: [to Jane] I talk with any man that stops hunters that kill animals.
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Follows Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946) See more »

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Tarzan Plays The Most Dangerous Game
13 September 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

After years of producing Tarzan films for the big screen, producer Sol Lesser decided that a television series might be in order. This film which did get some limited release on the big screen was intended for the small. You can clearly see where the commercial breaks were intended.

It's also a step backward in terms of recognizing the emerging Africa which later Gordon Scott films did. Besides Scott the cast included Eve Brent as Jane and Rickie Sorensen as Boy.

The two stories are only connected by the fact that the villains are brothers. In the first Tarzan stops a trapper from taking animals from his turf the jungle. He turns him over to the authorities. In the second story the first villain's brother challenges Tarzan to a jungle duel where Scott will be hunted like jungle prey. The most neophyte film fan will recognize The Most Dangerous Game as the source for the plot.

That one actually could have and in fact was partially the source of a later big screen Tarzan film, Tarzan's Greatest Adventure. That one happens to be one of my favorites in the Tarzan series. This one is just a pale imitation.


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