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Tarzan and the Huntress (1947)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Romance | 5 April 1947 (USA)
To equip the American zoos with as many animals as possible, a cruel trio of big-game hunters team up with an unexpected ally, threatening the African fauna. Will Tarzan allow the fiendish huntress to pillage the jungle?

Director:

Kurt Neumann

Writers:

Jerome Gruskin (original story and screenplay) (as Jerry Gruskin), Rowland Leigh (original story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Johnny Weissmuller ... Tarzan
Brenda Joyce ... Jane
Johnny Sheffield ... Boy
Patricia Morison ... Tanya Rawlins
Barton MacLane ... Paul Weir (as Barton Maclane)
John Warburton ... Carl Marley
Charles Trowbridge ... King Farrod
Ted Hecht Ted Hecht ... Prince Ozira
Wallace Scott Wallace Scott ... 'Smitty' Smithers
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Storyline

A shortage of zoo animals after World War II brings beautiful animal trainer Tanya, her financial backer and her cruel trail boss to the jungle. After negotiating a quota with the native king, they take more animals than allowed. Tarzan intervenes. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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THRILLS piled upon THRILLS in the newest and greatest spine-tingling adventure of the hero to millions! TARZAN! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tarzan and the Huntress See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sol Lesser Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

At the time of the movie's release, Johnny Sheffield was sixteen. See more »

Goofs

What's become the necessary intro shot of forest deer overlooking the water appear here again, this time watching Tarzan et co on a raft; deer are not native to Africa. See more »

Quotes

Tarzan: Animals belong in jungle, not in cages.
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Connections

Followed by Tarzan's Savage Fury (1952) See more »

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It helps to know what a "huntress" was
19 December 2008 | by gerdeen-1See all my reviews

Those unfamiliar with 1940s American slang will miss the clever undertone of the title. Back then, a "huntress" was what women called other women who tried to steal their men. Perhaps to feed a certain misimpression of what the movie was about, a poster of the time shows Patricia Morison's character looking on enviously as Tarzan and Jane enjoy a tender moment. A famous publicity still showed the beautiful Morison clutching her coiled whip. Of course, the promise of hanky-panky and jungle homewrecking was totally false. Morison plays a real huntress, who's after animals. And to tell the truth, except for the visuals, this is one of the duller Tarzan films, short on suspense and exciting action. Morison may look naughty, but she's not a very menacing villain.


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