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Director:
Writer:
Edgar Rice Burroughs (character)
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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
8 September 1966 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Tarzan (Lord Greystoke), already well educated and fed up with civilization, returns to the jungle and, more-or-less assisted by chimpanzee Cheetah and orphan boy Jai, wages war against poachers and other bad guys.
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Cast

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Ron Ely ... Tarzan (57 episodes, 1966-1968)

Manuel Padilla Jr. ... Jai (42 episodes, 1966-1968)
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Series Directed by
Alex Nicol (10 episodes, 1967-1968)
Harmon Jones (9 episodes, 1967-1968)
William Witney (6 episodes, 1967-1968)
Barry Shear (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
Lawrence Dobkin (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Robert L. Friend (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Anton Leader (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Paul Stanley (3 episodes, 1966)
James Komack (3 episodes, 1967)
Earl Bellamy (2 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Writing credits
Jackson Gillis (8 episodes, 1967-1968)
Carey Wilber (8 episodes, 1967-1968)
Samuel Newman (5 episodes, 1967)
Don Brinkley (3 episodes, 1966)
Jerry Adelman (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
William Driskill (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
Esther Shapiro (3 episodes, 1968)
Richard Alan Shapiro (3 episodes, 1968)
Lee Erwin (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
James Leighton (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
George F. Slavin (2 episodes, 1966)
S.S. Schweitzer (2 episodes, 1967)
Richard H. Landau (2 episodes, 1968)

Edgar Rice Burroughs (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Vernon E. Clark .... associate producer (59 episodes, 1966-1968)
Sy Weintraub .... executive producer (57 episodes, 1966-1968)
Steve Shagan .... producer (37 episodes, 1966-1968)
Maurice Unger .... producer (10 episodes, 1968)
Leon Benson .... producer (6 episodes, 1966-1967)
Don Brinkley .... co-producer (5 episodes, 1966)
Jon Epstein .... producer (5 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Original Music by
Walter Greene (22 episodes, 1966-1967)
Jerry Fielding (12 episodes, 1966-1967)
William Loose (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
Nelson Riddle (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Cinematography by
Gabriel Torres (48 episodes, 1966-1968)
Kenneth Talbot (5 episodes, 1966)
Raúl Martínez Solares (4 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Film Editing by
Reg Browne (16 episodes, 1966-1968)
Edward M. Abroms (14 episodes, 1966-1968)
Renn Reynolds (10 episodes, 1966-1967)
Robert Crawford (7 episodes, 1966-1968)
Morton Tubor (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
William Austin (4 episodes, 1967-1968)
Bob Collins (3 episodes, 1966)
John Joyce (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Art Direction by
José Rodríguez Granada (9 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Production Management
Paul Levitt .... production supervisor (8 episodes, 1967)
Alfonso Sánchez Tello .... production manager (7 episodes, 1967)
Antonio Guerrero Tello .... production manager (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ira Stewart .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Sound Department
James M. Falkinburg .... supervising sound editor (59 episodes, 1966-1968)
Don Minkler .... rerecording / re-recording / ... (9 episodes, 1967)
Bill Mumford .... rerecording / re-recording / ... (9 episodes, 1967)

Jim Bullock .... sound editor / supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Laurencio Cordero .... special effects (8 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Phill Norman .... optical effects (1 episode, 1967)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Leobardo Sánchez .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Editorial Department
Renn Reynolds .... supervising film editor (7 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Music Department
Walter Greene .... conductor (26 episodes, 1966-1967)
Nelson Riddle .... composer: theme music / conductor (21 episodes, 1967-1968)
Emil Cadkin .... orchestrator (7 episodes, 1967)
John Mick .... music editor (7 episodes, 1967)
George Pincus .... music consultant (7 episodes, 1967)
Gordon Zahler .... music supervisor (7 episodes, 1967)
William Loose .... conductor (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
Igo Kantor .... music supervisor (2 episodes, 1967)
Al Teeter .... music editor (2 episodes, 1967)

Quinn Amper .... composer: title music (unknown episodes)
Sydney Lee .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. / animal supervisor: Nature's Haven / ... (59 episodes, 1966-1968)
Margaret Jennings .... assistant to executive producer / production associate (8 episodes, 1967)
Phill Norman .... main title (8 episodes, 1967)
Samuel Newman .... story consultant / production associate / ... (7 episodes, 1967)
'Chema' Hernandez .... head wrangler / head wrangler: Mexico (2 episodes, 1967)
Juanita Portillo .... production secretary (2 episodes, 1967)

Humberto Gurza .... animal wrangler (unknown episodes)
Miguel Gurza .... animal wrangler (unknown episodes)
 

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60 min (57 episodes)
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In the course of the first season's shooting, Ron Ely, who insisted on performing his own stunts, sustained seventeen different injuries. These included: singeing his arms and legs running through a burning village, being bitten in the forehead by a "tame" lion (in a later fight with the same lion, Ely was bitten on the lower left thigh), falling down a hill and ripping the skin off the tops of his feet, falling twenty-five feet off a vine and separating his shoulder, falling off another vine and breaking his other shoulder, fracturing three ribs and spraining both wrists.See more »
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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
ELY WAS THE GREATEST TARZAN OF THEM ALL., 16 November 2000
Author: ALAN MOUNT from CARDIFF, WALES

What a fantastic and action packed show this was.Ron Ely for my money was the best Tarzan ever (certainly the most articulate)and this series should be resurrected forthwith for modern TV audiences to enjoy.In the UK this hasn't been seen for many years.Certain episodes stand out in my mind even now as some of the best I have seen in any action adventure series;episodes like THE PEARLS OF TANGA, THE ULTIMATE COMPUTER and ALEX THE GREAT with guest star Neville Brand as adventurer Alex Spence(which packed more fistfights into its 50 minute running time than any other show I have ever seen)This was wonderful stuff and I maintain that this was the definitive Tarzan and unfairly one of the most neglected.

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