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Tarzan's Three Challenges (1963)

 |  Action, Adventure  |  June 1963 (USA)
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The spiritual leader of an oriental country is dying. The leader's evil brother Khan is plotting to prevent Kashi, the youthful heir, from assuming his rightful position. Tarzan is summoned... See full summary »

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Jock Mahoney ...
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Khan / Dying Leader
Tsu Kobayashi ...
Cho San, Prince's Nursemaid
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Mang
Anthony Chinn ...
Tor
Salah Jamal ...
Hani (as Jimmy Jamal)
Robert Hu ...
Nari
Christopher Carlos ...
Sechung
Ricky Der ...
Kashi
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The spiritual leader of an oriental country is dying. The leader's evil brother Khan is plotting to prevent Kashi, the youthful heir, from assuming his rightful position. Tarzan is summoned to protect Kashi and, in doing so, he must face Khan in three tests of strength. The final test is a sword fight which takes place on a wide-mesh net stretched over cauldrons of boiling oil. Jeweled elephants lead grand processions, and a thousand girls perform the "dance of the candles". A baby elephant named Hungry replaces Cheetah in the humor role. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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For his role as the dying ruler's evil brother, Woody Strode's voice was dubbed by British actor George Pastell. See more »

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Jock Mahoney and Woody Strode on the Ropes
25 October 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

In a far eastern country, dying chieftain Woody Strode (as Tarim) wants pre-teen son Ricky Der (as Kashi) to take over as successor, but Mr. Strode's wicked brother Kahn (the main role played by Strode) has other plans. From Africa, jungle king Jock Mahoney (as Tarzan) is summoned to sort out the mess. "Tarzan's Three Challenges" was the better of Mr. Mahoney's two outings as Tarzan. He was an older Tarzan, and reportedly quite sick for a couple of scenes, but remains tough. The Thailand location is used well by director Robert Day and the crew. Mahoney's strength test, the raging fire, and a sustained pace keep it above average. There are several suspenseful sequences, topped by a grand finale featuring Mahoney and Strode dueling on a giant net.

****** Tarzan's Three Challenges (6/63) Robert Day ~ Jock Mahoney, Woody Strode, Ricky Der, Earl Cameron


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