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Tarzan and the Trappers (1958)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tarzan
... Jane
Rickie Sorensen ... Boy
... Schroeder (as Lesley Bradley)
Maurice Marsac ... Rene
... Commissioner Brandini
Naaman Brown ... Tribesman
Paul Thompson ... Tribesman
Carl Christian ... Tribesman
Sol Gorss ... Sikes (as Saul Gorse)
... Lapin
... Tyana (as Sherman Crothers)
Madame Sul-Te-Wan ... Witch Woman
Paul Stader ... Sikes' Henchman
... Sikes' Henchman
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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 <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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21 March 1960 (Iran)  »

Also Known As:

Los cazadores de la ciudad perdida  »

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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 »

Goofs

There is a shot of a lemur. Lemurs do not exist in Africa but are found only in Madagascar. See more »

Quotes

Tarzan: [to Jane] I talk with any man that stops hunters that kill animals.
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Follows Tarzan and the Amazons (1945) See more »

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Fair Tarzan Feature
6 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

This Tarzan feature from the Gordon Scott series has just enough to make it watchable if you like the series in general. Scott definitely looks like Tarzan, and he has enough of a screen presence to be believable, but his wooden acting style takes the energy out of some of the scenes. The story has a few good moments, but at other times the characters and situations are just too unimaginative not to be noticeable.

The story does have a fair amount of action, as Tarzan must first battle a greedy but rather foolish trapper, and then face the trapper's more malicious brother plus a treacherous jungle trader. Plenty of outdoor footage and scenes of African animals are worked in with the studio shots, and most of the time this helps to mask the low production values. 'Cheta', in fact, gets some of the best moments of the movie.

So many Tarzan movies had been made before this one that it must have been hard to come up with new ideas. This one does at least have a worthwhile idea behind the plot, but it is otherwise rather uninspired in the way that it tells the story.


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