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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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In a scene where Tarzan is concealed from O'Bannon (Sean Connery), a hairy big spider crawls up Tarzan's leg and torso. A few years later, Connery would also have a big hairy spider crawl up the length of his body in a scene from Dr. No, his first James Bond film. See more »

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When the people in the boat throw the first stick of dynamite after being trapped between two fallen trees on the river, only one stick is thrown but several different explosions occur simultaneously. 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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