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Tarzan's Hidden Jungle (1955)

Passed | | Action, Adventure | 7 April 1955 (USA)
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 »

Director:

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

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

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

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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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First Tarzan flick for Scott, last for RKO should have been something more.
1 June 2002 | by youroldpaljimSee all my reviews

Gordon Scott makes his debut here as the king of the jungle in this acceptable but routine Tarzan flick. TARZAN'S HIDDEN JUNGLE isn't as bad as some of this film detractors claim. As far as the RKO Tarzan flicks go, TARZAN'S HIDDEN JUNGLE is about average. What disappoints most Tarzan fans, is that one would think with RKO introducing a new actor in the role of Tarzan, they would have made this film a little something more. The film has a good supporting cast, but the production values are slightly below par. One would think the studio heads at RKO would have given this film a higher budget considering they were introducing a "new" Tarzan. I've heard that producer Sol Lesser tried to convince RKO to make this film in color, but the studio brass refused. Lesser, who owned the screen rights to Burroughs famous character, departed from RKO after twelve years of making Tarzan flicks for RKO, and moved on to make Tarzan flicks with Scott for other studios. I suspect it was RKO's refusal to allow him to shoot this film in color and the usual low budget that made Lesser part company with RKO. The next Tarzan flick (TARZAN AND THE LOST SAFARI) was in color and had a higher budget.

Note: this film does have one scene thats a real gem. Tarzan rescues Vera Miles from quick sand and then tries to wash the mud off her. She tells Tarzan she needs a bath, so Tarzan agrees and tosses the startled Miss Miles in the drink.


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