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Tarzan and the Slave Girl (1950)

Approved | | Action, Adventure | 21 June 1950 (Mexico)
As Jane and the local tribeswomen are abducted one by one by the wild Lionians, Tarzan attempts to persuade their prince to accept a potent medicament for his ailing men, while the girls face certain death. Can Tarzan set them free?

Director:

Lee Sholem

Writers:

Hans Jacoby (screenplay), Arnold Belgard (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lex Barker ... Tarzan
Vanessa Brown ... Jane
Robert Alda ... Neil
Hurd Hatfield ... Prince of the Lionians
Arthur Shields ... Dr. E.E. Campbell
Anthony Caruso ... Sengo (as Tony Caruso)
Denise Darcel ... Lola
Robert Warwick ... High Priest
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Storyline

The Lionians are a tribe dying of a mysterious disease. Their Chief decides to kidnap Jane and Lola, a half-breed nurse, in order to help repopulate his civilization. Tarzan must rescue them while fending off blowgun attacks from people called the Waddies who are disguised as bushes. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Justice... Against Slavery...!! See more »

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Action | Adventure

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1950 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Tarzan and the Jungle Queen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sol Lesser Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Hurd Hatfield, who plays the prince of the Lionian tribe, had his two best roles at the very beginning of his career, debuting opposite Katharine Hepburn in Dragonseed, followed by his "big break," playing the title role in The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945). The fact that, five years later, he didn't even have billing on the poster for an RKO Tarzan film is indicative of how quickly his fortunes diminished. Hatfield continued working into the early 1990s, mostly in B movies and on television, but was never again to achieve the promise of those first two roles. See more »

Goofs

The "sound effect" of a warbling jungle bird, heard throughout this film, sounds suspiciously like the work of a human bird caller, rather than the call of an actual avian creature. See more »

Quotes

Lola: [callling for Tarzan] Tarzan!
Tarzan: Lola call.
Jane: When Lola call, Tarzan run.
Tarzan: Jane run, too.
Jane: [jealous] Yeah, Jane run, too!
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Connections

Followed by Tarzan's Fight for Life (1958) See more »

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A fine little back-lot adventure
7 June 1999 | by CapVideo-2See all my reviews

Many people regard Lex Barker as Tarzan lite. I always thought he did a fine job. "Tarzan and the slave girl" presents two things that I really like in a Tarzan movie. 1. A lost civilization with a mysterious (although card-bord) temple. 2. Women with a lot of OOMPH! The actress that plays Lola is a real find. She has the shoulders of a line-backer, a hair-trigger temper and a French accent so thick you could spread it like jam. I like her. All in all, a fun little picture that delivers genuine All-American cheesy thrills.


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