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Tarzan's Hidden Jungle (1955)

Passed | | Action, Adventure | 7 April 1955 (USA)
Tarzan fights White poachers who trespass on his domain and on lands belonging to the native Sukulu tribe.


Harold D. Schuster (as Harold Schuster)


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




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


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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You'll need all Your Nerve for this top adventure...Tarzan's Greatest ever! (original half-sheet poster) See more »


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Did You Know?


This was the final Tarzan film released by RKO. The next in the series, Tarzan and the Lost Safari, was an M-G-M release. See more »


After Tarzan rescues Nurse Hardy and Dr Celliers in the lion pit, he cuts the ropes binding their hands behind them. But in the next scene as Hardy and the doctor stand amidst villagers their hands are still bound behind them. See more »


Followed by Tarzan, the Ape Man (1959) See more »

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Gordon Scott Swings into Action
5 September 2011 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

In the African jungles at RKO studios, white men hunt wild animals who mind their own business in stock footage. This upsets jungle king Gordon Scott (as Tarzan) and area natives. They wear animal skins, bones and feathers. There is no "Jane", so Mr. Scott meets pretty nurse Vera Miles (as Jill Hardy) taking a swim. They are mutually attracted. Later, Scott rescues Ms. Miles from quicksand and washes a leg, arm and neck before observing censorship rules. Several lions run toward the camera. Sporting a 1950s hair style, this was Scott's first outing as "Tarzan". Holding in his stomach even when he doesn't need to, Scott handsomely shows off a beautiful physique. Miles is exceptionally attractive. They got married.

**** Tarzan's Hidden Jungle (2/16/55) Harold D. Schuster ~ Gordon Scott, Vera Miles, Peter van Eyck, Jack Elam

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Release Date:

7 April 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tarzan chez les Soukoulous See more »

Filming Locations:

Thousand Oaks, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sol Lesser Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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