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Tarzan Triumphs (1943)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, War | 19 February 1943 (USA)
As WWII rages on, a group of Nazi paratroopers land on the hidden city of Palandria to exploit its wealth, and they start taking hostages. Can Tarzan, 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
Johnny Sheffield ... Boy
Frances Gifford ... Zandra
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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A new exciting beauty arouses Tarzan's fighting heart...as ruthless killers from the sky invade his jungle kingdom on a rampage of murder and worse! You'll see...NEW TARZAN THRILLS by the thousand! (Print Ad-Spartanburg Herald, ((Spartanburg, SC)) 31 March 1943) See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure | War

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Jane's absence was explained in a letter saying that she was visiting relatives in England. Maureen O'Sullivan was sick of playing Jane, but her absence probably had more to do with the fact that the franchise had switched from MGM to RKO, and O'Sullivan was an MGM contract player. See more »

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The title of the film is the biggest spoiler you could ask for. 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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Edited into Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943) See more »

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Tarzan against the Germans - why not? Burroughs did it.
2 June 2011 | by wvmclSee all my reviews

If you are familiar with the original Tarzan novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs, there's no reason to scoff at the idea of Tarzan taking on the Nazis. This territory was already covered in the seventh novel of the Tarzan series (and one of the best), "Tarzan the Untamed." Set during World War I, this novel starts with German troops destroying Lord Greystoke's home and kidnapping Jane. Tarzan sets out to find the officer responsible, and in the process he finds himself in an actual combat situation, in which he uses his jungle wiles to sabotage the German side.

Interestingly, "Tarzan the Untamed" leads to a climax involving a strange European civilization hidden in a deep valley, rather like the one featured in "Tarzan Triumphs." Although the script for "Tarzan Triumphs" is credited as an original story, it seems clearly inspired by "Tarzan the Untamed."


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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