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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
Cheta Cheta ... Cheta the Chimp
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
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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's knife keeps changing from side to side. See more »

Quotes

Schroeder: A hunter can make many mistakes... the hunter can make only one... and that one is always fatal.
Rene: Ah, yes, my friend, but to whom is it fatal?
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Connections

Follows Tarzan and the Green Goddess (1938) See more »

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I like Scott's Tarzan, but this movie... ugh (and not in the Oongawa! sense)
11 April 2005 | by BibChrSee all my reviews

Gordon Scott made some good Tarzan movies, but this is not one of them.

As I watched it, wincing at the bad, obviously interior sets and the hollow wooden "clonking" sounds as they walked across supposedly dirt trails, and cringing at the bad dialog and worse acting among the supporting cast, I kept thinking, "Sheesh! This is TV show level!" Then I find out it was, indeed, three TV show pilot episodes woven seam-fully into one.

It's nice to see Scott get outside (alone), away from the lame sets, in a few of the scenes; and the fights do have some pretty nice moves... but oh, ow, and ouch as to the dialog. And did I mention the acting? Heck, Cheetah (or "Cheta," in this version) was a better actor than most of the humans.

And that's not saying much.

It is kind of a stitch to see a younger Sherman (i.e. Scatman) Carothers acting as a native. But probably not worth the overall time-investment.


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