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 saved by Tarzan.
After an airplane crashes in the jungle, Tarzan rescues its five occupants who were en route to Europe via Cairo. The private plane was owned by Dick Penrod, an avid flyer whose hobby has created a rift between him and his wife Diana. After their rescue, they also encounter a professional hunter who offers to escort them to the coast. He has other plans for them however having already made a deal with a local tribal chief. In the end, it's left to Tarzan to rescue them all a second time.Written by
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 »
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 »
[Holding up a mink pulled from the plane's wreckage]
What kind of hide is this?
It's mink. And don't ask me what I had to do to get it.
The same thing the mink did.
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This is the 3rd movie that starred Gordon Scott as the celebrated Ape Man. Besides the excellent production values, location scenes, and music by Lou Levy with real performances by an authentic African dance troupe, the acting is good all round. Gordon brings this version of Tarzan way up from the previous portrayals of the screen incarnations. Tarzan is clever and more intelligent than seen before. The fact that he is a loner and therefore not hampered by a romantic interest turns him into even a more serious action hero. The movie does have the same racial failings as in past Tarzan movies. The sets and lighting give the dark suspenseful mood and the music increases the dangerous atmosphere. Gordon and Bette St. John swim just as well as the pair in Tarzan and His Mate. In fact the script allows more dialog with better articulation from Tarzan and the men of Opar. I hope all of the Gordon Scott movies finally see the light of DVD day. Post script 6/26/2010.... all of the Sy Weintraub produced Tarzan films are now available through WARNER BROS HOME VIDEO ARCHIVE section. My wishes have been fulfilled
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