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Tarzan Triumphs (1943)

As WWII rages on, a group of Nazi paratroopers land on the secret city of Palandria to exploit its wealth, and they start taking hostages. Can the powerful King of the Jungle and his trusted companions--Cheeta, and Buli--save them?

Director:

Wilhelm Thiele (as William Thiele)

Writers:

Roy Chanslor (screenplay), Carroll Young (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Johnny Weissmuller ... Tarzan
Frances Gifford ... Zandra
Johnny Sheffield ... Boy
Stanley Ridges ... Col. von Reichart
Sig Ruman ... German Sergeant (as Sig Rumann)
Philip Van Zandt ... Capt. Bausch
Rex Williams Rex Williams ... Lt. Reinhardt Schmidt
Pedro de Cordoba ... Patriarch
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Storyline

Zandra, white princess of a lost civilization, comes to Tarzan for help when Nazis invade the jungle with plans to conquer her people and take their wealth. Tarzan, the isolationist, becomes involved after the Nazis shoot at him and capture Boy: "Now Tarzan make war!" Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Taglines:

A new beautiful beauty arouses Tarzan's fighting heart! See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure | War

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan Triumphs See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,270,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Sol Lesser Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

M-G-M was unwilling to let RKO use their recording of Johnny Weissmuller's signature "Tarzan yell," which had accompanied the character as he swung through the jungle clinging to vines in every Metro Tarzan film. The one heard here is a much shorter, less robust rendition, and clearly not the original version. See more »

Goofs

When Tarzan is fighting the Nazis, he rips the magazine off a machine gun and tosses it to the ground. A moment later, one of the Nazis starts climbing to the top of the building to use the gun, and you can see the magazine still there. Yet when the Nazi arrives at the gun, the magazine is missing again. See more »

Quotes

Zandra: Oh, this is like paradise.
Tarzan: [takes Zandra's hand] Tarzan glad Zandra like.
Zandra: Pallandria was such a paradise, too. Before they came.
[Annoyed, Tarzan pulls away and leaves]
Boy: It's working! It just takes time. Can you cook?
Zandra: Yes.
Boy: C'mon!
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Tarzan Triumphs (1943) ***
13 February 2007 | by JoeKarlosiSee all my reviews

The first of the RKO Tarzans and quite an enjoyable entry. Tarzan (Johnny Weissmuller) finds himself involved in battling the Nazis when they invade the peaceful nearby village of Palandria and try to make slaves out of its citizens. For this film, Tarzan's partner Jane is absent while doing business in London, so we have the gorgeous Frances Gifford subbing for the feminine interest of the story as a princess of Palandria who makes contact with Tarzan and his son Boy (Johnny Sheffield). Gifford would have made a stunning and perfect Jane. A fun, fast, and entertaining installment with an occasional display of violence, with good actors like Sig Ruman, Stanley Ridges, and Philip Van Zandt playing the Nazi bad guys. *** out of ****


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