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Tarzan and the Amazons (1945)

Approved | | Action, Adventure | 29 April 1945 (USA)
A group of archaeologists asks Tarzan to help them find an ancient city in a hidden valley of women. He refuses, but Boy is tricked into doing the job. The queen of the women asks Tarzan to help them.

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Kurt Neumann

Writers:

Hans Jacoby (screenplay) (as John Jacoby), Marjorie L. Pfaelzer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Johnny Weissmuller ... Tarzan
Brenda Joyce ... Jane
Johnny Sheffield ... Boy
Henry Stephenson ... Sir Guy Henderson
Maria Ouspenskaya ... Amazon Queen (as Mme. Maria Ouspenskaya)
Barton MacLane ... Ballister (as Barton Maclane)
Donald Douglas ... Andres (as Don Douglas)
Steven Geray ... Brenner
J.M. Kerrigan ... Splivens
Shirley O'Hara ... Athena
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Storyline

Tarzan and Boy joyfully welcome Jane back to Africa from her stay in London. On the same boat with her is Sir Guy Henderson, an archaeologist who is on an expedition to find the lost city of Amazon women. Not everyone in the expedition is there for its scientific value and some are simply in search of gold. Tarzan knows where the city is located but is a friend of the Amazons and refuses to share that with anyone. Boy, who secretly followed Tarzan during his last visit to the city, naively shows them the way leading to an inevitable clash. Tarzan comes to the rescue. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines:

STRANGE ADVENTURE... in the secret wonder city of pagan forest maidens! See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan and the Amazons See more »

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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Trivia

This is the first movie of the Tarzan series reintroducing Jane, after Maureen O'Sullivan's final run with Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942), which came out 3 years prior . Jane is now played by actress Brenda Joyce, who looks quite different from Maureen O'Sullivan. She is even blonde! However no mention whatsoever is made of her different appearance and radical change in personality. It is unclear why her hair wasn't dyed black to make the transition smoother on the audiences. Joyce would go on to play Jane a total of five times. See more »

Goofs

When Athena is struck in the back with the knife, she falls over but manages to survive long enough to strike the gong. The entire time she falls right up until she strikes the gong, no knife is seen in her back, nor is one seen on the ground. See more »

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Tarzan: Jane right. Book only as good as what it say.
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Follows Tarzan Escapes (1936) See more »

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Relax Jane, it is just a stick of dynamite we use to catch fish
25 July 2018 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

Well the story lines may be very predictable but you just can't beat a late night movie with Johnny Weissmuller, the five time Olympic gold medal winner playing in his recurring role of Tarzan. In this film the civilized city dweller Jane (played by Brenda Joyce) befriends a couple of so called archeologists who want Tarzan to take them to the fantasy world inhabited by the Amazon woman deep in the jungle.

When Tarzan refuses to be their guide and take these suspicious characters deep into the Amazon jungle, Boy (Johnny Sheffield) agrees to substitute himself as their jungle guide and direct them to the hidden fortress where the Amazon woman live and seem to thrive without men.

It doesn't take long for these greedy archeologists to show their true reasons for wanting to find the Amazon women's fortress, and that reason is for the treasures that the Amazon woman possess.

So the film contains family values, greedy treasure hunters, good looking Amazon woman, Tarzan to the rescue, and of course Cheetah the chimpanzee getting into his usual mischief. It is another very good action/adventure film for all the Tarzan fans out there.

I give it a solid 7 out of 10 rating some 73 years after the films original release date.


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