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Tarzan and the She-Devil (1953)

Ivory poachers, headed by Lyra the She-Devil, Vargo and Fidel, capture a native tribe to carry their loot. Tarzan intervenes and is captured. Jane is also captured and believed killed, so ... See full summary »

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Kurt Neumann

Writers:

Karl Kamb (screenplay by), Carroll Young (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lex Barker ... Tarzan
Joyce Mackenzie ... Jane (as Joyce MacKenzie)
Raymond Burr ... Vargo
Monique van Vooren ... Lyra, the She-Devil
Tom Conway ... Fidel
Michael Granger Michael Granger ... Philippe Lavarre (as Michael Grainger)
Henry Brandon ... M'Tara, Locopo Chief
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Storyline

Ivory poachers, headed by Lyra the She-Devil, Vargo and Fidel, capture a native tribe to carry their loot. Tarzan intervenes and is captured. Jane is also captured and believed killed, so the despairing Tarzan endures endless torture until he learns she is alive. He rises to the occasion and leads his elephants in the usual victory stampede. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Action | Adventure

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tarzan Meets the Vampire 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 was the fifth Tarzan film for Lex Barker, and features the fifth different actress to play Jane opposite him. When Gordon Scott took over the role of The Ape Man in the next film in this franchise (Tarzan's Hidden Jungle) the role of Jane was not even included. See more »

Goofs

A group of native warriors friendly to Tarzan demonstrates their skills with various weapons. When they hurl boomerangs, the wires used to suspend the weapons in the air can be seen. See more »

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Followed by Tarzan and the Lost Safari (1957) See more »

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Great title! Terrible Tarzan picture, despite well cast villains, Burr & Conway
3 June 2018 | by a_chinnSee all my reviews

Director Kurt Neumann directed the horror classic "The Fly" but the dull Tarzan material here is nowhere as good as that classic. Despite a rather provocative title, this film doesn't have any She-Devils who look the Tura Satana or anything close. Instead, all you get is a lot fo stock footage of animals, jungles, and a boring story about ivory hunters needing to be stopped by Tarzan. One of the ivory hunters is played by George Sanders' sound-alike brother Tom Conway, so that's a bit fun. Its' also funny because Conway earlier played a great white hunter who tricks Tarzan into helping him find hidden gold. You'd think Tarzan would have learned his lesson the first time! Raymond Burr plays the main baddie, so that's a good thing, but there's not much besides Burr and Conway to recommend about this one. Probably a low point all the Tarzan pictures, which was also the last time Lex Barker played the role.


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