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Tarzan's Fight for Life (1958)

Approved | | Action , Adventure | July 1958 (USA)
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 »

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Edgar Rice Burroughs (characters), Thomas Hal Phillips
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gordon Scott ... Tarzan
Eve Brent ... Jane
Rickie Sorensen Rickie Sorensen ... Tartu, Tarzan's Adopted Son
Jil Jarmyn ... Ann Sturdy
James Edwards ... Futa
Carl Benton Reid ... Dr. Sturdy
Harry Lauter ... Dr. Ken Warwick
Woody Strode ... Ramo
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Storyline

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 against time for serum, capture of Tarzan, the struggle of modern medicine against magic, etc. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Calling All Action Fans! Tarzan in Danger! See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tarzán lucha por su vida See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sol Lesser Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

M-G-M's studio mascot, Leo the Lion, has a cameo as a caged beast in the native village. See more »

Goofs

There are several continuity breaks in the film: a brown-haired stuntman can be seen from behind doing stunts for the black-haired Scott, shots from other Scott-Tarzan films are inserted into action scenes, and the handle on Scott's hunting knife changes when some of these inserted shots are close-ups. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Sturdy: He's taken deadly poison.
Dr. Ken Warwick: That stuff will kill him!
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Connections

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

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Colorful, Entertaining, and Despite its Critics, Worth a Watch
26 August 2016 | by LeonLouisRicciSee all my reviews

This is the Tarzan Movie that Stopped a Decades Long Franchise and sent the Tarzan Films in a New Direction. It sure has its Detractors, and it is Mediocre, but not Without some Entertainment Value.

It's Only the Second in Color and it is Colorful, check out the Native Attire. This Good Looking Tarzan also has the Very Good Looking Gordon Scott, and Jane (Eve Brent) is Stunning.

For Tarzan Action, He Rides a Giraffe and Fights an 18 foot. Python. Both Scenes with Real Animals with the Snake Unwilling to Let Go causing some On Set Panic. Tarzan is Captured and Bound Spread Eagle with a Caged Lion, and there is some Witch Doctor Eeriness for Suspense. Jane is in Peril a Few Times and Tarzan must Fight for Her Life as well as Others.

There are some Silly Things (Cheetah in loincloth) and some Bad Dialog. The other Female Character, Jill Jarmyn, Overacts Greatly and gets on the Nerves. But...

There's just too much Fun Going On here for this Entry to be Dismissed as Worthless. It's Worth a Watch.


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