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Tarzan's Fight for Life (1958)

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 »

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Ann Sturdy
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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 against time for serum, capture of Tarzan, the struggle of modern medicine against magic, etc. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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July 1958 (USA)  »

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Tarzán lucha por su vida  »

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Trivia

During the location shoot, Scott won a bet by capturing and riding a wild giraffe for five minutes. Carter filmed this incident and it was included in the movie, as well as in the feature re-cut from an aborted TV series, Tarzan and the Trappers (1958). See more »

Goofs

Tartu is hacking away at a dugout canoe with a machete as though he has been building it and is just finishing it up. Only problem is, the canoe appears finished and is very weathered and gray in color, but on the very end where Tartu is shaving some wood off with his machete, he is revealing fresh pale wood color that stands out against the rest of the weathered wood. So he is clearly just pretending to be working on an old finished canoe. See more »

Quotes

Ramo: Why not take heart of Tarzan instead of warm heart of lion?
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Follows Tarzan and the Green Goddess (1938) See more »

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Colorful, Entertaining, and Despite its Critics, Worth a Watch
26 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the Tarzan Movie that Stopped a Decades Long Franchise and sent the Tarzan Films in a New Direction. It sure has its Detractors, and it is Mediocre, but not Without some Entertainment Value.

It's Only the Second in Color and it is Colorful, check out the Native Attire. This Good Looking Tarzan also has the Very Good Looking Gordon Scott, and Jane (Eve Brent) is Stunning.

For Tarzan Action, He Rides a Giraffe and Fights an 18 foot. Python. Both Scenes with Real Animals with the Snake Unwilling to Let Go causing some On Set Panic. Tarzan is Captured and Bound Spread Eagle with a Caged Lion, and there is some Witch Doctor Eeriness for Suspense. Jane is in Peril a Few Times and Tarzan must Fight for Her Life as well as Others.

There are some Silly Things (Cheetah in loincloth) and some Bad Dialog. The other Female Character, Jill Jarmyn, Overacts Greatly and gets on the Nerves. But...

There's just too much Fun Going On here for this Entry to be Dismissed as Worthless. It's Worth a Watch.


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