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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Tarzan
... Tusker Hawkins
... Gamage Dean
... Diana Penrod
... 'Doodles' Fletcher (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
... Carl Kraski
... Dick Penrod
... Oparian Chieftain Ogonoore
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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

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PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

September 1957 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

Tarzan e a Expedição Perdida  »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,994,700

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,046,700
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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The move from RKO to M-G-M resulted in a bigger budget, and the addition of color. The later films would have an increase in production values and critical praise. See more »

Goofs

All the "native" dancers are wearing a shoe type covering on their feet during the dance for the sacrifice of the white captives. 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 Triumphs (1943) See more »

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Utter silliness
10 September 2011 | by See 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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