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Tarzan's Peril (1951)

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

Director:

Byron Haskin

Writers:

Edgar Rice Burroughs (based on character created by), 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
Dorothy Dandridge ... Melmendi, Queen of the Ashuba
Alan Napier ... Commissioner Peters
Frederick O'Neal ... King Bulam
Edward Ashley ... Conners
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Storyline

A smuggling gunrunner stirs up the belligerent Yorango tribe knowing they will attack the peaceful Ashubs tribe and bring Tarzan swinging through the trees to liberate the innocent natives and their queen, and divert Tarzan from his weapon selling elsewhere. Tarzan does so and swings back to his tree-house in time to save Jane from the unwanted-attention of another menacing villain. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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IT HAD TO BE FILMED IN AFRICA... ADVENTURE'S MOST SAVAGE OUTPOST! (original half-sheet poster-all caps). See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

First Tarzan film to be shot in Africa, where it was set. See more »

Goofs

In her last scene, Jane is crying out to Tarzan but there is no sound to match her wide open mouth. See more »

Connections

Follows Tarzan's Magic Fountain (1949) See more »

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A comparatively serious adventure
18 May 2019 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

After the silliness of the previous movie of the series ('Tarzan and the Slave Girl'), 'Tarzan's Peril' attempts to go back to serious jungle adventures. Tougher action, more realistic fight scenes, not as much comic relief (by the monkeys). Tarzan tries to stop an arms dealer this time. In opposite to the usual American parks and studio sets, a lot was actually shot in Africa this time. Due to this effort, 'Tarzan's Peril' is probably the best of the 5 Tarzan movies with Lex Barker. On the downside: one ridiculous fight with a man-eating (huh?) plant, and very little to do for Jane except to sit home and wait for Tarzan's return. Director Byron Haskin went on successfully to shoot H.G. Wells' 'War of the Worlds', among others.


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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:

Uganda 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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