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Tarzan Triumphs (1943)

Passed | | Action, War, Adventure | 19 February 1943 (USA)
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, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Tarzan
... Zandra
... Boy
... Col. von Reichart
... German Sergeant (as Sig Rumann)
... Capt. Bausch
Rex Williams ... Lt. Reinhardt Schmidt
... Patriarch
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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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Action | War | Adventure

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19 February 1943 (USA)  »

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Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan Triumphs  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The first of the RKO Tarzan titles, and the first not to feature Maureen O'Sullivan as Jane. Despite M-G-M's loss of interest in the franchise, the Tarzan films would continue to be popular enough to justify several more movies. See more »

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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: But you do not understand, Tarzan. The Nazis are your enemies, too. One hurt Boy, tried to shoot Cheeta.
Tarzan: He dead now.
Zandra: But the others!
Tarzan: Others leave Boy and Tarzan alone, Tarzan leave them alone.
Zandra: But they won't. And as long as they are here, Boy will never be safe.
Tarzan: Tarzan stay, protect Boy like Jane say.
Boy: Ah, Tarzan! You don't need to worry about me. I want you to go with Zandra and fight those Nazis!
Tarzan: No!
Boy: But Zandra saved my life!
Tarzan: Tarzan save Zandra's life. Pay back. Tarzan swim now!
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Tarzan Triumphs (1943) ***
13 February 2007 | by See 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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