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Tarzan and the Lost Safari (1957)

Tarzan leads five passengers from a downed airplane out of the jungle. En route white hunter Hawkins tries to sell them to the Oparian chief. Captured by the Oparians and nearly sacrificed ... See full summary »

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H. Bruce Humberstone (as Bruce Humberstone)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gordon Scott ... Tarzan
Robert Beatty ... Tusker Hawkins
Yolande Donlan ... Gamage Dean
Betta St. John ... Diana Penrod
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... 'Doodles' Fletcher (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
George Coulouris ... Carl Kraski
Peter Arne ... Dick Penrod
Orlando Martins ... Oparian Chieftain Ogonoore
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Storyline

Tarzan leads five passengers from a downed airplane out of the jungle. En route white hunter Hawkins tries to sell them to the Oparian chief. Captured by the Oparians and nearly sacrificed to their lion god, the party is again save by Tarzan. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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starring Gordon Scott as the New Tarzan See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1957 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Tarzan e a Expedição Perdida See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,994,700

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,046,700
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Solar Film Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The cast never actually left England, with virtually all of their work done on studio sound stage sets, interspersed with African wildlife and scenery footage obtained by Miki Carter. See more »

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When Tarzan is climbing up the steep hill over which the natives are, there is a man in the bushes who was squatting and then stands , he has light trousers, absolutely nothing to do with the story. See more »

Quotes

Tarzan: [Holding up a mink pulled from the plane's wreckage] What kind of hide is this?
Gamage Dean: It's mink. And don't ask me what I had to do to get it.
'Doodles' Fletcher: The same thing the mink did.
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Follows Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946) See more »

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Colorful and entertaining a Tarzan/Scott movie , though dubiously faithful to Edgar Rice Borroughs story
4 September 2017 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

An airplane full of motley passengers (Betta St. John , Donlan , Wilfrid Hyde-White , George Coulouris) who are en route to Europe via Cairo has an accident in the jungle . The private plane is piloted by Dick Penrod (Peter Arne) , an avid flyer whose hobby is aviation . Tarzan (Gordon Scott) encounters the crashed plane and leads five passengers from the downed airplane out of the jungle . A bit later on , they also meet a professional hunter called Hawkins (Robert Beatty) who offers to escort them to the coast but he actually attempts to sell them to the Oparian chief , having already made a deal with a local tribal chief . In the ending , Tarzan again to rescue the unfortunate crew a second time.

"Tarzan and the Lost Safari" contains noisy action , sensational adventures , many angry natives , nasty white hunters , hungry Crocs and wonderful outdoors , though mostly shot in Africa and Elstree studios . Well starred by Gordon Scott , here Tarzan/Scott rescues five occupants , and Gordon brings wit and style to the classic character . Gordon starred 5 Tarzan movies : ¨Tarzan's fights for life¨ by H. Bruce Humberstone , ¨Tarzan and the trappers¨ by Sandy Howard and Charles Haas , ¨Tarzan's greatest adventure¨ produced by Sy Weintraub , directed by John Guillermin and ¨Tarzan the magnificent¨ by Robert Day . Although Gordon Scott also played all kinds of genres as Spaghetti : ¨Tramplers¨, Euro-spy : ¨Death ray¨ , Pirate movie : ¨Marauder¨ , and especially Peplum : ¨Hércules and the princess of Troy¨, ¨Coriolanus¨, ¨Conquest of Mycene¨, ¨Gladiator of Rome¨, ¨Hero of Rome¨, ¨Samson and the 7 miracles of the world¨.

Support cast is acceptable , such as Betta St John as a beautiful girl who creates a rift between his boyfriend/Peter Arne and Tarzan who falls for her . And the ordinary secondaries as Wilfrid Hyde-White , George Coulouris and the nasty Robert Beatty give nice interpretations . And of course , special mention for the likable Chimpanzee Cheeta that steals the show , giving some humorous moments with his antics , frolics and mayhem . As usual , sets and production design are visually appealing , though there are the obvious uses of stock footage and shot on location in Democratic Republic Of Congo , Tanzania , Kilimanjaro , Kenia . Including a brilliant cinematography by Pennington-Richards , being the first Tarzan film to be filmed in color . The motion picture was well produced by Sol Lesser and decently directed by H. Bruce Humberstone

First Tarzan/Johhny Weissmuller was ¨Tarzan , the ape man¨ (1932) by W.S. Van Dyke , this one being the definitive Tarzan movie , the original of the long series . Followed by ¨Tarzan and his mate¨ (1934) by Jack Conway . Richard Thorpe continued the following sequels : ¨Tarzan escapes¨(1936) , ¨Tarzan finds a son¨ (1939) with the addition of the five-year-old Johnny Sheffield as Boy , ¨Tarzan's secret Treasure¨ (1941) , and ¨Tarzan's New York adventure¨ (1942) where Boy is abducted by an evil circus owner , then Tarzan goes to rescue him and he meets N.Y. big city , being Maureen O'Sullivan's final appearance and in which Elmo Lincoln's , the screen's first Tarzan, had a cameo . These stories were lavishly produced by M.G.M. and R.K.O. Subsequently , to be appeared other Tarzans produced by independent producers as Sol Lesser ; the latter being replaced by Sy Weintraub , these movies were interpreted by Lex Barker and Gordon Scott : ¨Tarzan the Magnificent¨ and ¨The greatest adventure¨ directed by John Guillermin . Furthermore , Mike Henry starred as Tarzan in ¨Tarzan and the jungle boy ¨ , ¨ Tarzan and the great river¨ , and ¨Tarzan 66¨ directed by Robert Day . Besides , two performed by Jock Mahoney : ¨Three challenges¨ and ¨Tarzan goes to India¨ directed by John Guillermin , among others . Plus , other TV Tarzan as Ron Ely , Wolf Larsen , Joe Lara


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