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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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Taglines:

Africa's most warlike tribe now Tarzan's deadly enemies! And he must face them alone! See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tarzán lucha por su vida See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,569,600

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,458,100
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Sol Lesser Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Gordon Scott was nearly killed by the 18.5-foot python with which he was wrestling in this movie. It took six men to pull the snake off him. 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

Tarzan: If you do not let me go, young chief will die.
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Connections

Follows Tarzan Escapes (1936) 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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