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Tarzan and the Lost Safari (1957)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure | September 1957 (Austria)
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 »

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Action | Adventure

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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

Filmed in 1956 in the standard 4:3 "flat" ratio, theatrical showings in both USA & UK were usually more or less in the matted 16:9 version, but subsequent television showings have usually reverted back to the full screen "flat" version, as is the Warner Archive DVD-R release. See more »

Goofs

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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Followed by Tarzan's Fight for Life (1958) See more »

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Utter silliness
10 September 2011 | by david-546See all my reviews

OK. This is Hollywood jungle adventure at its best or worst depending on how you wish to view it. TCM certainly does seem able to come up with not only many great old films but also silly nonsense such as Tarzan and the Lost Safari. Bad acting, silly lines, laughable sets (obvious fakes), silly Saturday afternoon serial music, and fractured English for Tarzan and the natives were but some of things that brought laughs. The natives are called savages (it was the 50's after all and vestiges of colonialism and racism lingered). One supposes that the dance sequence after the capture of the members of the lost safari (a plane went down) was a highlight. But the ugga bugga stuff was also just laughable. Add to it the usually assortment of white baddies and the utter predictability of it all and well it was an amusing diversion on a Saturday morning while writing a report. And you wish that the savages would just burn them all at the stake.


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