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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:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

This film gives a hint at to the location of the escarpment, which is eight weeks journey to Nairobi. In Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939) we see that Boy's parents were on a leg of a flight that would take them to Cape Town, which means that the plane would have stopped at Nairobi for fuel. This would place the location southwest of Nairobi. According to the above, this would place the escarpment some four hundred miles from Nairobi, roughly in the area of Kamanga, Tanzania, yet the presence of chimps would indicate Rwanda. Even so, as facts in these films tend to be quite fluid. In the courtroom scene in Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942) we are told that the escarpment is, "in the Congo area." This would make it to the west of Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, and Tanzania, which form its eastern border. Obviously, flying from Nairobi to Cape Town with a detour of at least 600 miles to the west, makes no sense. But this is, after all, a Tarzan film. 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

Tarzan: Jane like Tarzan?
Jane: What woman wouldn't like a husband who brings her orchids?
Boy: There's a whole valley of orchids just across the river.
Jane: I know, darling, but out in civilization, they don't grow that way. You have to be very rich to have them. You don't realize what a very wealthy man your father is.
Boy: Who? Tarzan?
Jane: Yes. He has everything any man could want. Everything.
Tarzan: [sweeps Jane into his arms] Tarzan have Jane!
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Soundtracks

Maisie Theme
(uncredited)
Music by David Snell
Played during main titles
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Great Fun!
12 February 2003 | by Space_MafuneSee all my reviews

Wow! I really enjoyed this one even if the formula at work here had gotten a little predictable...this still has fantastic action, great animal chase scenes(who knew a Rhino could be so mean and deadly?) and an entertaining supporting character in Barry Fitzgerald's O'Doul. Great fun!

Favorite scenes: O'Doul outsmarts a crocodile ...


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