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Tarzan's Greatest Adventure (1959)

 -  Action | Adventure  -  8 July 1959 (USA)
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Four British villains raid a settlement to obtain explosives for use in a diamond mine. In doing so they nearly destroy the settlement, so and Tarzan pursues them to their mine.

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Four British villains raid a settlement to obtain explosives for use in a diamond mine. In doing so they nearly destroy the settlement, so and Tarzan pursues them to their mine. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Adventure's Mightiest Hero Lives His Mightiest Adventure!

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Action | Adventure

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8 July 1959 (USA)  »

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Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan's Greatest Adventure  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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Producer Sy Weintraub also wanted Anthony Quayle to come back for another Tarzan movie, but Quayle had been offered a part in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) after having been seen in this film, and couldn't accept. See more »

Goofs

When Tarzan throws the hunter over the cliff at the end, the hunter's body makes a big splash when it hits the water as seen from below looking up, but then the view switches to the top of the cliff looking down, the hunter's body is on a large flat rock above water level where it could not have caused a splash. See more »

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[first lines]
Dr. Quarles: What's wrong with you, little chap? Come on, Little Francis. I love you.
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Follows Tarzan's Fight for Life (1958) See more »

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Great vision... Good characterization... Very entertaining!

British director John Guillermin was not entirely certain of how to make the character of Tarzan contemporary with the tendency towards realism...

Pulled by Sly Weinhaub's great vision, they made the Ape Man literate, but still disposed to chest-beating and ape-calls...Their screen treatment provided a 90 minute superior action film tightly interwoven and very entertaining...

"Tarzan's Greatest Adventure" quick-paced action is supplemented with violence and, in the absence of the wholesome Jane, we get two sexy women, a sensual Italian (Scilla Gabel) for the villains and a gaily blonde named Angie (Sara Shane), as the romantic interest for Scott who gives an excellent characterization...

The villains are four different British types: Slade (Anthony Quayle), Kruger (Nial McGinnis), O'Bannion (Sean Connery), and Dino (Al Mulock). In raiding a settlement for explosives to use in a diamond mine, they practically destroy it... Tarzan, discovering the cruelty, pursues them upriver to their mine...

For his parts in "Tarzan's Greatest Adventure," Sean Connery earned $5,600; his 'big' Bond film "You Only Live Twice" brought him $350,000.


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