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Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943)

Passed | | Adventure | 16 March 1944 (Mexico)
A letter from Jane, who is nursing British troops, asks Tarzan's help in obtaining a malaria serum extractable from jungle plants. Tarzan and Boy set out across the desert looking for the ... See full summary »

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(as William Thiele)

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(screenplay) (as Edward T. Lowe), (from a story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Tarzan
... Connie Bryce
... Boy
... Paul Hendrix
... Karl Straeder
... Sheik Abdul El Khim
... Prince Selim
... Magistrate
... Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted) (as Phil Van Zandt)
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Storyline

A letter from Jane, who is nursing British troops, asks Tarzan's help in obtaining a malaria serum extractable from jungle plants. Tarzan and Boy set out across the desert looking for the plants and wind up ruining a German's attempt to capture a wild horse. They arrive in an Arab city and rescue a stranded American lady magician, sentenced to be hanged for carrying a secret message to the Sheik. To obtain the plants, Tarzan must fight prehistoric monsters, Nazis, and so on. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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TARZAN FACES HIS FIERCEST FOE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Adventure

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Passed | See all certifications »
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16 March 1944 (Mexico)  »

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Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan's Desert Mystery  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Tarzan fights Nazis for WW2 storyline. See more »

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During the sandstorm after their escape from the city, Tarzan and Boy can be seen wearing footwear of some kind, yet a moment later when they leave to seek shelter, they are both barefoot again. See more »

Quotes

Boy: Well Tarzan, what are we waiting for?
Tarzan: Boy and Cheeta go back to escarpment now.
Boy: Aw Tarzan, be a sport. We wanna help you get the fever medicine.
Tarzan: Jane asks Tarzan to get fever medicine. Boy stay home.
Boy: Well Tarzan, I don't remember reading anything like that in Jane's letter.
Tarzan: Then Boy read letter again.
[hands letter to Boy]
Boy: Well, let's see.
[pretends to read]
Boy: Of course you must not think of leaving Boy and Cheeta this time. The great desert will be very educational for them.
[...]
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Features One Million B.C. (1940) See more »

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Taran vs. Nazi Germany... AGAIN!
3 June 2018 | by See all my reviews

Tarzan and Boy meet a magician entertaining troops in North Africa, Nancy Kelly, on her way to warn a sheik about evil Nazi plans to steal horses. Tarzan and Boy are wrongfully put in jail for stealing the horses, but break out to stop the evil Nazi plan. It's the usual Tarzan nonsense you'd expect, but it's all quite enjoyable, which includes giant lizards, killer spiders, and a man-eating plant. Top that all off with Hollywood WWII propaganda and this is something of a bizarre must-see film for it's era. Otto Kruger also appears in the film (as a Nazi, of course).


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