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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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During the filming, Jock Mahoney decided to show off his physical prowess by swimming across one of Thailand's biggest rivers. Co-star Woody Strode warned Mahoney that the river was one of the dirtiest, most polluted waterways in the world, but Mahoney wanted to save face and swam anyway. He made it, but contracted a severe case of amoebic dysentery and dengue fever, and finally pneumonia, going from 220 to 175 pounds before finishing the film. According to Strode (and to an interview Mahoney gave to Merv Griffin in the 1970s), it took him more than 18 months to recover and he was not the same man he was before. Though he continued acting, his physical stamina was dramatically decreased and he had to pass on many physical parts he might once have jumped at. See more »

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Followed by Tarzan and the Jungle Boy (1968) See more »

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Excellent adventure film with great action and beautiful scenery
18 April 2000 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

This is Tarzan at its best. A man of nature dealing with the nature of man. Defending the spiritual from the corporeal. Terrific allegory. Jock Mahoney, although a bit old at the time of this film, is a terrific Tarzan. My favorite.


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