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Tarzan's Savage Fury (1952)

Passed | | Action, Adventure | 14 March 1952 (USA)
Tarzan acts as a guide for two British government agents recently arrived in Africa to secure a great cache of diamonds for the English military. However, the agents are not what they seem.

Director:

Cy Endfield (as Cyril Endfield)

Writers:

Cyril Hume (screenplay), Hans Jacoby (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lex Barker ... Tarzan
Dorothy Hart ... Jane
Patric Knowles ... Edwards, English Traitor
Charles Korvin ... Rokov, Russian Agent
Tommy Carlton ... Joseph 'Joey' Martin
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Storyline

Tarzan's cousin comes to Africa in hopes that Tarzan will help him secure a fortune in diamonds essential to England's military security. The cousin is immediately killed off by his guide Rokov who persuades Edwards to impersonate the cousin. Joey (Boy's substitute) was used by natives as crocodile bate until Tarzan rescued him. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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King of THE JUNGLE Battles Lawless Fortune Hunters! See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tarzan, the Hunted 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 film is also known as Tarzan, the Hunted. See more »

Goofs

As in many of the Tarzan film, forest deer & fawns are shown in the wild. Those are, however, not native to Africa. See more »

Quotes

Tarzan: White boy. Boy English.
Joseph 'Joey' Martin: No, I'm American.
Tarzan: Boy speak English. Boy English.
Joseph 'Joey' Martin: I'm American.
Tarzan: Boy English.
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Followed by Tarzan the Magnificent (1960) See more »

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Tarzan Family Values
27 July 2011 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

A cousin from the Greystoke family goes to visit jungle king Lex Barker (as Tarzan) in his African home, and is quickly killed by greedy uncut diamond-hunting Charles Korvin (as Rokov). Next, the Russian-accented villain arranges an impersonation and expedition to get Mr. Barker's help in obtaining a tribe's treasure. Meanwhile, Barker saves cute American orphan Tommy Carlton (as Joseph "Joey" Martin) from becoming alligator food, and adopts him as a new "Boy" companion. They get into the usual danger, along with pretty mate Dorothy Hart (as Jane) and pet "Cheeta" the chimpanzee.

The previous entry in the series, "Tarzan's Peril" (1951), didn't really benefit from a modest increase in location footage. Conversely, this film wisely makes full use of RKO's studio jungle, with the direction and photography by Cy Endfield and Karl Struss most outstanding. The editing (Frank Sullivan) and "trick" photography are also improved. The rotating "Jane" looks the part again; fresh-faced but familiar, she's back in long hair and dressed to arouse. The plot incorporates some elements from writer Edgar Rice Burroughs' actual "Tarzan" stories and includes the film's popular "Boy" character.

******* Tarzan's Savage Fury (3/14/52) Cyril Endfield ~ Lex Barker, Tommy Carlton, Dorothy Hart, Charles Korvin


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