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Tarzan and the Trappers (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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1960 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

Los cazadores de la ciudad perdida See more »

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Production Co:

Sol Lesser Productions See more »
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Mono

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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 »

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Tarzan's knife keeps changing from side to side. See more »

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Tarzan: [to Boy after he trips on a vine] Vine in tree friend to the hand, but vine on ground enemy
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Edited into Dark Jungle Theater: Tarzan and the Trappers (2016) See more »

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Pioneering Bit Of "Recycling"
21 September 2018 | by redryan64See all my reviews

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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