Dr. Sturdy is trying to establish a modern hospital in the jungle. His efforts are strongly opposed by Futa, the witch doctor, and Ramo, a native warrior. There are kidnappings, a race ... See full summary »
Tarzan must escort his prisoner Coy Banton out of the jungle to the authorities. The boat is blown up by Coy's father and brothers. In addition to Coy Tarzan must now lead five more of the ... See full summary »
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 »
H. Bruce Humberstone
Hunters trespass into Sukulu country, where animals are sacred, posing as photographers. Their work has the blessing of the U.N.'s Dr. Celliers, close friend of the Sukulu chief. The ... See full summary »
Ivory poachers, headed by Lyra the She-Devil, Vargo and Fidel, capture a native tribe to carry their loot. Tarzan intervenes and is captured. Jane is also captured and believed killed, so ... See full summary »
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A police detective investigating a jewel robbery discovers evidence that points to his girlfriend as the culprit, although she claims she was framed. He arrests her anyway, and she is ... See full summary »
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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 <email@example.com>
WHEREAS THE FORTUNES of the Lord of the Jungle were looking up and improving somewhat, TARZAN AND THE TRAPPERS would prove to be somewhat of a setback, or at least a course correction. Having been culled from the remnants of a failed TARZAN Television Series, it really did hold up fairly well.
WITH THE CURRENT and very capable talents of star, Gordon Scott, at the helm of the vine swinging, the action and story-line were all relatively believable. Although it seemed that Tarzan was just a little too tough a competitor for up to 6 or 8 opponents; well, what the hell; man, he's Tarzan !
ALTHOUGH THE CURRENT trend in the theatrical films of Edgar Rice Burroughs had the Jungle Lord conversing in the Queen's English, TARZAN AND THE TRAPPERS didn't follow along with this policy. It required Mr. Gordon Scott to revert back to the grunting "me Tarzan, you Jane" in the tradition of the Weissmuellerian dialect that had been so popular ever since the release of TARZAN THE APE MAN in 1932.
THERE PROBABLY WAS good reason with a lot of thought being put into the process. Inasmuch as both the MGM and RKO/Sol Lesser features starring Johnny Weissmuller had been released to television . It stands to reason that the couch potato crowd would be more at ease with the primitive, baby-talk conversation than with Tarzan's being a proponent and practitioner of the Queen's English.
AS FOR THIS film's being released and promoted as a theatrical feature, it doesn't come up to the standards set by previous efforts. Butto its credit, it restored Jane (Eve Brent) and Boy/Tartu (Ricky Sorensen) the series. That was both worthwhile and commendable.
IT'S JUST TOO bad that it didn't succeed as a series on the small screen in our living rooms. After all, that's what was the original intent and objective.
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