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Tarzan the Fearless (1933)

Passed | | Action, Adventure | 11 August 1933 (USA)
In the African Jungle, a group of Europeans come across the fabled white man who was raised by apes. Tarzan takes an immediate liking to the blond Mary Brooks and rescues her during a nasty... See full summary »

Director:

Robert F. Hill (as Robert Hill)

Writers:

Edgar Rice Burroughs (story), Walter Anthony (dialogue editor)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Buster Crabbe ... Tarzan
Julie Bishop ... Mary Brooks (as Jaqueline Wells)
Edward Woods ... Bob Hall (as Eddie Woods)
Philo McCullough ... Jeff Herbert
E. Alyn Warren ... Dr. Brooks
Mischa Auer ... High Priest
Matthew Betz ... Nick
Frank Lackteen ... Abdul
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Storyline

In the African Jungle, a group of Europeans come across the fabled white man who was raised by apes. Tarzan takes an immediate liking to the blond Mary Brooks and rescues her during a nasty storm. Not everyone in the party sees Tarzan as a friend and one of the safari guides, Jeff Herbert, has a written offer of £10,000 for anyone who can confirm that the ape man is dead. Mary's father disappears however, taken prisoner by those who guard the treasure of Zar. It's left to Tarzan to rescue him and the others who have been taken prisoner. Written by garykmcd

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Romance! Adventure! Thrills! See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tarzan the Invincible See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sol Lesser Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes) | (feature) | (feature)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

James Pierce, who had previously played Tarzan for producer Sol Lesser, was originally contracted to play Tarzan in this film, but Lesser decided he had gained too much weight to believably play Tarzan and replaced him with Buster Crabbe. See more »

Goofs

In the swimming scene with the crocodile. Mary tries to escape by swimming away with the crocodile following her. Tarzan dives into the water to rescue her and catches up to the crocodile before it can reach her. Tarzan and the crocodile fight. Mary watches the fight and doesn't try to escape. See more »

Quotes

Tarzan: [noticing the sun setting across the lake, he picks Mary up while lasciviously grinning] Night come!
[the scene fades he carries her to his cave]
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Alternate Versions

The serial was edited down to an 89 minute TV movie in 1964. See more »

Connections

Edited into Dark Jungle Theater: Tarzan the Fearless (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Call of Tarzan
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Jerry Herst
Lyrics by Felton Kaufman and Bernie Grossman
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Not as bad as I've heard
6 June 2006 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Buster Crabbe plays Tarzan in this short movie that was the first 4 episodes of a serial. He's GOT to be the first blonde Tarzan ever! I heard this was just awful. I admit the plot jumps around and the print I saw was in terrible condition--but I liked it. Mostly it was because of Crabbe--he had a beautiful, muscular body and was much better-looking than Johnny Weismuller. He also acted better--Weismuller always had a blank look on his face--Crabbe changes expression often. Also he wore the skimpiest lion cloth I've ever seen. His acting wasn't bad either--I was pretty surprised! He hated making this though--he said the "damned" monkey who played Cheetah was always biting him! I realize it's a matter of taste but I think Crabbe was easily the best-looking and sexist Tarzan ever.

Worth taking a look at.


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