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Tarzan's Hidden Jungle (1955)

Hunters trespass into Sukulu country, where animals are sacred, posing as photographers. Their work has the blessing of the U.N.'s Dr. Celliers, close friend of the Sukulu chief. The ... See full summary »

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Harold D. Schuster (as Harold Schuster)

Writers:

William Lively (screenplay), Edgar Rice Burroughs (based upon the characters created by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gordon Scott ... Tarzan
Vera Miles ... Jill Hardy
Peter van Eyck ... Dr. Celliers
Jack Elam ... Burger
Charles Fredericks Charles Fredericks ... DeGroot
Richard Reeves ... Reeves
Zippy Zippy ... Cheta
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Storyline

Hunters trespass into Sukulu country, where animals are sacred, posing as photographers. Their work has the blessing of the U.N.'s Dr. Celliers, close friend of the Sukulu chief. The hunters send the animals across a river where they can be shot, and the natives throw the good doctor and his nurse into a lion pit. Tarzan ape-calls the animals to safety and rescues the medicos. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Action | Adventure

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tarzan chez les Soukoulous 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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Trivia

This was the first of six times Gordon Scott would play Tarzan. In the 1960s, he migrated to Europe and appeared in several Italian "swords and sandals" movies. See more »

Goofs

When Tarzan was in the camp of the veterinarian, Dr. Cellars, among the caged wild animal patients is a caged, striped Tiger. This species of the Cat Family (Tiger), while being closely related to the Lion, is not native to the Continent of Africa; but rather to Asia. See more »

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Follows Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942) See more »

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Gordon Scott's Debut…RKO's Demise…Better Things to Come
17 August 2015 | by LeonLouisRicciSee all my reviews

Known Most Notably as the Debut Film for Gordon Scott's Stint as Tarzan, but Also for RKO on the Way Out of the Business and Refusing Any Budget for the Thing, and Scott Meeting and Marrying Vera Miles on the Set.

The Movie has No Jane, No Boy, and Only Cheta Returns to Pal Along with Tarzan as He Once Again Goes Up Against White Hunters Who are on a Safari of Death for Profit. The Hidden Jungle of the Title Refers to an Across the River Sanctuary for the Critters Helped by a Friendly Native Tribe that Exchanges Remedies with a United Nations Doctor.

Jack Elam and His Bad Guys Run Up Against the Natives and Tarzan and the Result is Predictable but Fun. The Series Would Get Better with Gordon Scott Becoming More Articulate and the Stories More Diversified. Glorious Color Became a Tarzan Standard and the Franchise, Once Again, Had Some Critical and Fan Success Following This One.


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