A serial killer in London is murdering young women he meets through the personal columns of newspapers. He announces each of his murders to the police by sending them a cryptic poem. After ... See full summary »
As a spate of leopard attacks causes panic, a sceptical Tarzan joins a hunting expedition, only to face a pagan cult of Leopard-God worshippers and their fiendish High-Priestess. Can he escape the sharp claws of the savage Leopard Woman?
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?
To escape from an arranged marriage to Aquatania's pagan god, a desperate maiden ends up in Tarzan's fishing net. But soon, he, too, finds himself before a well-planned conspiracy. Can Tarzan save the mermaid from the barbaric idol's will?
The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »
For a cheap indie production, the movie does a pretty good job approximating Louisiana's bayous. Even the process shots are pretty well done. Getting Crabbe and Weismuller together was a casting coup. They make formidable rivals, especially in the water. The storyline sprawls a bit. But the main part has Duval (Weissmuller) trying to regain self-respect after piling up a couple of ships during the war and in the bayous. As a result, he's lost his commision. Also there's the problem of escaping spider woman Janet's (Grey) clutches and getting back to true love Toni (Thurston).
Weismuller's a little bland, which is likely why he preferred being called an athlete rather than an actor (IMDB). On the other hand, Crabbe's fiery as hot-headed bayou trapper, Mike. Sounds like writer Mainwaring gets in a leftist plug when he has Mike denounce rich man Hilton's purchase of the bayou which previously had been a commons. Unfortunately, the locals depended upon that commons for subsistence. The conflict sets up an interesting potential that unfortunately doesn't get beyond a quick plot device. It's also a general topic with a long history down to present day.
I guess I'd never considered how cargo ships navigated the Mississippi Delta to get to port New Orleans. Thanks to the movie, I have a new appreciation, though I wonder how much has changed in 70-years. Anyway, it's a rather unusual little feature, on the whole well done, with two of the biggest outdoor muscle men of the time.
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