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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
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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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Tarzán lucha por su vida  »

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Trivia

This was the final feature for producer Sol Lesser, ending a career that produced over one hundred features, including many other Tarzan features. 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

Jane: Listen to the sounds of the jungle. Aren't they wonderful?
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Follows Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946) See more »

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Campy Tarzan
2 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I must admit to being a Tarzan junkie so keep that in mind while reading my comments. There's not a whole lot to the plots, in fact they tend to be fairly similar. Some injustice takes place, usually perpetrated by evil white men, and Tarzan sets things right. That's about it and if you expect complicated character interactions and plot twists you'll surely be disappointed. One of the best things about these movies is the physiques, happily and gloriously shown with as little clothing as possible. Jane is always an eyeful so I sat down to watch this one (the second color Tarzan) because I had never seen Eve Brent, the twelfth Jane. Although not the prettiest she was perhaps the sweetest and her scenes with Gordon Scott were rather passionate. Their kisses would make the heart of any romantic flutter. Still, as good as that was, my favorite part was James Edwards' characterization of Futa, the evil witch doctor. He made 'Fight for Life' an over the top camp fest. Yes, Gordon Scott was a hunk, Eve Brent was eye candy, there was Cheeta (although the chip can be irritating), there's lots of jungle and dangerous animal shots, but Edwards elevated this one above its routine plot and production values.


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