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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.

Director:

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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Hidden City Of Women... Forbidden To Men! See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure

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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 »

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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

The footage of a male lion climbing a fallen tree to threaten Jane in this film was also used in a previous RKO Tarzan film, for a scene in which Tarzan rescues a Nazi from a stalking lion. See more »

Goofs

There are no deer in Africa, such as those shown in the opening sequence, peering at the water. See more »

Quotes

Tarzan: Jane pretty when mad.
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Referenced in Myra Breckinridge (1970) See more »

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"Sun like gold. Too much sun make people blind."
21 January 2015 | by utgard14See all my reviews

The ninth movie in the Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan series (and third since the series moved from MGM to RKO) is also the first to feature an actress besides Maureen O'Sullivan playing Jane. In the first two RKO films, Jane was off helping with the war effort in England. Now it's time for her to come home but, alas, O'Sullivan wouldn't return to the part so it was recast with Brenda Joyce. Maureen is certainly missed but Brenda does a decent job and would play Jane for the remainder of the Weissmuller films. As I said, Jane returns home to Africa but she doesn't come alone. She brings with her some archaeologists who are interested in the lost city of the Amazons, a tribe of women warriors. Tarzan knows where the city is but won't tell them. If you've seen even one Tarzan movie before this, you should know the outsiders won't leave it alone. They convince Boy to lead them to the Amazon city, where they are not greeted with open arms.

I noticed Johnny Sheffield, the actor playing Boy, is in the middle of puberty by this point and his voice is noticeably deeper than the last film in the series. It's the sort of thing you probably only notice when you watch the series back to back. Sheffield's enjoyable, though Boy's a bit of a brat in this one. Cheeta, the series' regular scene stealer, is great as always. Henry Stephenson plays the kindly old lead archaeologist who has no clue how rotten his friends are. Barton MacLane makes a particularly slimy heavy. The Amazons are lovely young women in skimpy (for the time) outfits. Nothing wrong with that. Pretty Shirley O'Hara is the one given the most to do. Their leader is the awesome Maria Ouspenskaya. She's always a treat to watch. Nice sets and matte paintings. The Amazon stuff is lots of fun. As with all of the RKO Tarzan movies, this is a solid escapist adventure film. Nothing deep but good to watch on a lazy weekend.


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