5.2/10
480
21 user 4 critic

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.

Directors:

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

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
ALL

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

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 »

Director: Robert Day
Stars: Gordon Scott, Jock Mahoney, Betta St. John
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

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 »

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Stars: Gordon Scott, Robert Beatty, Yolande Donlan
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Four British villains raid a settlement to obtain explosives for use in a diamond mine. In doing so they nearly destroy the settlement, so and Tarzan pursues them to their mine.

Director: John Guillermin
Stars: Gordon Scott, Anthony Quayle, Sara Shane
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

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 »

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Stars: Gordon Scott, Eve Brent, Rickie Sorensen
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

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 »

Director: Harold D. Schuster
Stars: Gordon Scott, Vera Miles, Peter van Eyck
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

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 »

Director: Kurt Neumann
Stars: Lex Barker, Joyce Mackenzie, Raymond Burr
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Tarzan acts as a guide for two British government agents recently arrived in Africa to secure a great cache of diamonds for the English military. However, the agents are not what they seem.

Director: Cy Endfield
Stars: Lex Barker, Dorothy Hart, Patric Knowles
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Tarzan secretly arrives in Blue Valley, the land of the magical fountain of youth, to find the intrepid aviatrix who can save an innocent man. But, is she the same person she used to be? Can Tarzan protect the vale's ultimate mystery?

Director: Lee Sholem
Stars: Lex Barker, Brenda Joyce, Albert Dekker
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

As Jane and the local tribeswomen are abducted one by one by the wild Lionians, Tarzan attempts to persuade their prince to accept a potent medicament for his ailing men, while the girls face certain death. Can Tarzan set them free?

Director: Lee Sholem
Stars: Lex Barker, Vanessa Brown, Robert Alda
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Escaped convicts are selling weapons to a warlike native tribe.

Director: Byron Haskin
Stars: Lex Barker, Virginia Huston, George Macready
Certificate: Passed Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

With Jane still away for the war effort, Tarzan and Boy set off to retrieve rare medicinal herbs, only to run into an American messenger, Nazi spies, and the mysterious desert's treacherous fauna and flora. Will they make it in one piece?

Director: Wilhelm Thiele
Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Nancy Kelly, Johnny Sheffield
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A group of archaeologists asks Tarzan to help them find an ancient city in a hidden valley of women. He refuses, but Boy is tricked into doing the job. The queen of the women asks Tarzan to help them.

Director: Kurt Neumann
Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield
Edit

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
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

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 »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

Even though the movie opens with a description of Guatamala, the film then cuts to shots of zebras, lions, giraffes, and other African animals. See more »

Quotes

Tarzan: [to Boy after he trips on a vine] Vine in tree friend to the hand, but vine on ground enemy
See more »

Connections

Follows Tarzan's Peril (1951) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Poor Excuse for a "Movie"
18 September 2011 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Tarzan and the Trappers (1958)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

The twentieth film in the original MGM-to-RKO series wasn't originally meant to be a movie. No, instead producer Sol Lesser decided to save some money and try to produce a TV series so he brought in Gordon Scott to make three pilots. He showed all three pilots to the television networks but they all turned it down so instead of eating his losses the producer instead edited the three episodes together and turn it into this film. WIth this in mind, there's a reason everything is so messy. In the film, Tarzan (Scott) must battle an evil man wanting to steal animals from the jungle. After Tarzan stops him the man's brother comes and decides to hunt the ape man THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME style. Then, after that business is taken care of, Tarzan must try and stop some men looking for a lost city. All three "stories" don't mix well together and especially when the first one ends and then minutes later the guy's brother is already on the scene looking for revenge! It's really hard to take any of this movie serious considering how it was made but even if you just view the stories as three separate TV shows it still feels rather cheap. The previous movie had the producer spending a pretty dime as he sent the company to Africa, shot it in color and obviously those high standards are missing here. We're back to B&W, poor stock footage and rather cheap stories. Scott doesn't look overly thrilled in any of the stories but I'm going to guess that he wasn't too happy about the TV stuff. He's always made for a good Tarzan but this here was certainly a weak spot. Eve Brent shows up as Jane and Rickie Sorensen appears as Boy but neither are too memorable and neither have their roles written too well. TARZAN AND THE TRAPPERS should have been left unreleased but you know a producer has to make his money back and that's the only reason this was released. That still doesn't mean people should waste their time watching it.


1 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 21 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed