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Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941)

Tarzan's jungle home, and his family, Jane and Boy, are threatened by men greedy for gold.

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writers:

Myles Connolly (original screenplay), Paul Gangelin (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Johnny Weissmuller ... Tarzan
Maureen O'Sullivan ... Jane Parker
Johnny Sheffield ... Boy (as John Sheffield)
Reginald Owen ... Professor Elliott
Barry Fitzgerald ... O'Doul
Tom Conway ... Medford
Philip Dorn ... Vandermeer
Cordell Hickman Cordell Hickman ... Tumbo
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Storyline

A scientific expedition happens to discover that gold exits on Tarzan's escarpment. The villainous Medford and Vandermeer kidnap Jane and Boy to extort from Tarzan the location of the gold. Everyone is captured by wicked natives. Tarzan and his elephants rush to the rescue. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El tesoro de Tarzán See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Black and White (Sepiatone) (blue tone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The director Richard Thorpe said that Louis B Mayer asked him to make shoots of Tarzan's face and body more than for Jane's. Mayer also asked Thorpe to make Weissmuller looking like Rudolph Valentino. He told Thorpe to make whatever he wished concerning Jane's character. See more »

Goofs

When the natives are hurling spears at the truck, the tips of some of the spears bend, flex, or rebound (they are obviously made of rubber or foam). See more »

Quotes

Jane: My, the water's beautiful tonight!
Tarzan: Not water. Jane!
Jane: Mr. Tarzan, as nice little Mr. O'Doul would say, 'tis blarney you're giving me.
Tarzan: Blarney?
Jane: We call it love, darling. Do you remember when we first used to swim here?
Tarzan: Tarzan remember.
Jane: To think that I was ever frightened of you. You know, Tarzan, when a man meets a young lady in the outside world, he doesn't dare behave not one bit like you did.
Tarzan: What man do?
Jane: Well, they shake hands, that is, if she offers him her hand. Then he bows from the hips ...
[...]
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Connections

Followed by Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Cannibal Carnival
(uncredited)
Music by Sol Levy
Played during main titles
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More evil white guys invade jungle.
14 May 1999 | by PIMannixSee all my reviews

Well-paced and -produced jungle adventure with an heroic Weissmuller, a fetching O'Sullivan and a better-than-average supporting cast. I could have done without seeing the stock footage of Weissmuller battling that croc for the third time though. Not one of the best Tarzan adventures, but you could do a lot worse.


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