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Tarzan's Peril (1951)

Approved | | Action, Adventure | 13 March 1951 (USA)
Escaped convicts are selling weapons to a warlike native tribe.

Director:

Byron Haskin

Writers:

Edgar Rice Burroughs (characters), Samuel Newman (original screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lex Barker ... Tarzan
Virginia Huston ... Jane
George Macready ... Radijeck
Douglas Fowley ... Herbert Trask
Glenn Anders ... Andrews
Alan Napier ... Commissioner Peters
Edward Ashley ... Conners
Dorothy Dandridge ... Melmendi, Queen of the Ashuba
Walter Kingsford ... Barney
Frederick O'Neal Frederick O'Neal ... King Bulam
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Storyline

Escaped convicts are selling weapons to a warlike native tribe.

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New Jungle Thrills! See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tarzan's Mate in Peril See more »

Filming Locations:

Africa See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sol Lesser Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is one of two Lex Barker Tarzan films in which character actor Alan Napier appeared ( he was previously seen in Tarzan's Magic Fountain). Napier appeared in nearly 150 movies and television shows, including the horror classic The Uninvited and Danny Kaye's comic romp The Court Jester, but he's best remembered for playing Bruce Wayne's steadfast Butler Alfred in 120 episodes of the campy 1960s TV hit Batman. See more »

Goofs

53 minutes into the film one of the African tribesman is seen from behind, and on the shield he is holding can be seen the word "TOP", presumably for the extra to hold the prop correctly. See more »

Connections

Follows Tarzan and the Slave Girl (1950) See more »

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Better than expected supporting cast boosts routine Tarzan film
3 June 2018 | by a_chinnSee all my reviews

Lex Barker is back as a Johnny Weissmuller's replacement as the new Tarzan and has a better than expected outing in this long running (and by this point rather played out) franchise. Tarzan finds himself as peacemaker between warring tribes (complete with racist stereotypes of African people, as was common for most of the Tarzan films), who've been stirred up by gunrunners. The supporting cast includes Virginia Huston, George Macready, Alan Napier, and of most interest is the casting of singer, dancer, actress Dorothy Dandridge as Melmendi, Queen of the Ashuba, although her talents are painfully wasted on this juvenile material. Still, as juvenile as the material is, I did enjoy the man-eating plants and other jungle nonsense. Overall, it's nothing classic, but decent enough if you're a fan of Tarzan films.


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