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Tarzan and the Trappers (1960)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure | TV Movie 21 March 1960
After dispatching a ruthless hunter who traps animals for gain, he has to contend with his brother who is out for revenge.

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Charles F. Haas (as Charles Haas), Sandy Howard | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gordon Scott ... Tarzan
Eve Brent ... Jane
Rickie Sorensen Rickie Sorensen ... Boy
Leslie Bradley ... Schroeder (as Lesley Bradley)
Maurice Marsac ... Rene
Bruce Lester ... Commissioner Brandini
Naaman Brown Naaman Brown ... Tribesman
Paul Thompson Paul Thompson ... Tribesman
Carl Christian Carl Christian ... Tribesman
Sol Gorss Sol Gorss ... Sikes (as Saul Gorse)
William Keene ... Lapin
Scatman Crothers ... Tyana (as Sherman Crothers)
Madame Sul-Te-Wan Madame Sul-Te-Wan ... Witch Woman
Paul Stader Paul Stader ... Sikes' Henchman
Gil Perkins ... Sikes' Henchman
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Storyline

Tarzan deals with the villainous Schroeder, who is illegally collecting animals for zoos, only to be menaced by Schroeder's hunter brother Sikes, out for revenge, who teams up with greedy trader Lapin in a hunt for human game...Tarzan himself. Re-edited from 3 episodes of a never-shown TV series, with studio action intercut with location and wildlife footage. Jane has little to do. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Action | Adventure

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1960 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

Los cazadores de la ciudad perdida See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sol Lesser Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Originally intended as a TV series; three episodes were re-edited into a movie after all three networks (this was before all the cable channels) rejected the series. See more »

Goofs

Tarzan breaks the chain holding the baby elephant to the tree, leaving one end fastened around the elephant's leg, but a moment later we see the elephant walking away with no chain on his leg. See more »

Quotes

Rene: [about Cheetah] Chimp is smart, n'est-ce pas? And valuable!
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Connections

Follows Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939) See more »

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Gordon Scott's performance strong in a better-than-average Tarzan flick
9 April 2003 | by rkinslerSee all my reviews

Of the countless actors who have portrayed Tarzan since Elmo Lincoln first appeared in 1918's `Tarzan of the Apes,' Gordon Scott remains the best to ever don a loincloth. So it's no surprise that `Tarzan and the Trappers' is one of the better Tarzan films of the past 80 years. The 1958 film was actually intended to comprise the first three episodes of a television series, but instead was made into a better-than-average Sol Lesser production that runs 74 minutes. The film's story remains contemporary, with Tarzan forced to fight for his own life while stopping greedy traders from illegally trapping and removing wildlife from the jungle.

With the future of much of the world's wildlife in question, the story is as compelling now as it was 45 years ago...


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