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Tarzan the Magnificent (1960)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure  |  6 March 1961 (Sweden)
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Tarzan must escort his prisoner Coy Banton out of the jungle to the authorities. The boat is blown up by Coy's father and brothers. In addition to Coy Tarzan must now lead five more of the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jock Mahoney ...
Coy Banton
Betta St. John ...
Fay Ames
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Abel Banton
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Ames
Alexandra Stewart ...
Lori
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Tate
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
Conway (as Charles Tingwell)
Al Mulock ...
Martin Banton
Gary Cockrell ...
Johnny Banton
Ron MacDonnell ...
Ethan Banton
Harry Baird ...
Warrior Leader
Christopher Carlos ...
Native Chief
John Sullivan ...
Wyntors
Ewen Solon ...
Dexter
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Tarzan must escort his prisoner Coy Banton out of the jungle to the authorities. The boat is blown up by Coy's father and brothers. In addition to Coy Tarzan must now lead five more of the boat's passengers through the jungle, pursued by hostile natives. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Tarzan, der Gewaltige  »

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Trivia

Dance scenes under the credits (looped twice) and repeated to celebrate the birth of the chief's baby are lifted from Tarzan and the Lost Safari. The nightime mountain-top scenery does not match the daytime savannah location. Also the empty crucifixes to restrain the lost safari survivors are plainly visible on a ridge behind the onlookers. See more »

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At the end of the film, Tarzan is swinging from vine to vine, and one shot has him swinging over a river. A cable is visible behind the trees, and his "vine" is attached to the cable, much like the way a zip line works. See more »

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Great Effort By Scott
5 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm writing this a few days after Gordon Scott's life has come to an end, so this review is a tribute to his life and career , especially his characterization as Tarzan, which many consider the best ever brought to the screen. Gordon Scott had a great screen presence as well as underrated acting abilities, and we really need more of his films released on DVD.

"Tarzan the Magnificent" is his last Tarzan film, I think, and it was released in 1960, right after "Tarzan's Greatest Adventure" which I consider the best Tarzan film ever made. This film is not as good as that one, though it comes close, therefore coming in as the second best Tarzan film ever made. In any case, Gordon Scott again does a fantastic job portraying the ape man. I think he was the only one who convinced me that physically he could take on lions and crocodiles as well as Sean Connery.

The plot of this movie is basically the same as "Greatest Adventure." Tarzan pursues and battles a gang of jungle crooks. (What the hell are backwoods moonshiners doing in Africa anyway?) Here there is a psychological angle as well as slam bang action. The location photography is great too. The ending is a little too similar to the last outing, but hard hitting just the same.

Gordon, wherever you are, thanks for the great entertainment!


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