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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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gold | rescue | greed | elephant | river | See All (28) »

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The Greatest Tarzan Is Back! See more »


Certificate:

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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) 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 titular Character of "Tarzan" appears at the 3 minute mark of the feature. 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

[last lines]
Jane: He'll never tell where his riches came from. You can be sure of that.
Tarzan: Tarzan sure.
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Connections

Followed by Tarzan and the Amazons (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Cannibal Carnival
(uncredited)
Music by Sol Levy
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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