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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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Rickie Sorensen ...
Tartu, Tarzan's Adopted Son
Jil Jarmyn ...
Ann Sturdy
James Edwards ...
Futa
Carl Benton Reid ...
Dr. Sturdy
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Dr. Ken Warwick
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Ramo
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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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Tarzans Kampf ums Leben  »

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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 »

Quotes

Ramo: Why not take heart of Tarzan instead of warm heart of lion?
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Follows Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941) See more »

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Weak Tarzan
26 November 2000 | by (Bruges, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Tarzan is back, once again, helping a medic fight an evil witch doctor. That's about all for story. The rest isn't very good too. It's obvious that this was shot in studios, mixed with some "jungle shots" of wild animals, all very amateuristic. Gordon Scott is a pretty good Tarzan, though his vocabulary isn't as expanded as in TARZAN's GREATEST ADVENTURE(which is much better). There really isn't much more to it than this, though it isn't entirely unwatchable too. Minor Tarzan adventure, not really worth seeing. 4/10


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