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Tarzan's Greatest Adventure (1959)

Approved | | Action, Adventure | 21 September 1959 (Sweden)
Four British villains raid a settlement to obtain explosives for use in a diamond mine. In doing so they nearly destroy the settlement, so and Tarzan pursues them to their mine.

Director:

John Guillermin

Writers:

Berne Giler (screenplay), John Guillermin (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gordon Scott ... Tarzan
Anthony Quayle ... Slade
Sara Shane ... Angie
Niall MacGinnis ... Kruger (as Niall Macginnis)
Sean Connery ... O'Bannion
Al Mulock Al Mulock ... Dino
Scilla Gabel ... Toni
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Storyline

After diamond hunters kill two people while stealing explosives, Tarzan sets off after them. The group, led by a man named Slade, are off to excavate a diamond mine. Along the way, Tarzan rescue an attractive woman, Angie, whose crashes her small airplane. She finds the trek demanding but sticks with it proving her worth when the time comes. As for Slade and his group, greed and jealousy take hold leaving only a few of them for Tarzan to fight in the end. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines:

Adventure's Mightiest Hero Lives His Mightiest Adventure! See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1959 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan's Greatest Adventure See more »

Filming Locations:

Kikuyu, Kenya

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,180,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Solar Film Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Sy Weintraub also wanted Sir Anthony Quayle to come back for another Tarzan movie, but Quayle had been offered a part in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) after having been seen in this movie, and couldn't accept. See more »

Goofs

Although Paramount clearly sent cameras to locations in Africa to capture wide shots, backgrounds and atmospheric material, more than 50% of this film was obviously filmed on a studio back-lot or soundstage - much of it with poorly executed use of rear projection and blue screen techniques. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Quarles: What's wrong with you, little chap? Come on, Little Francis. I love you.
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Follows Tarzan and the Green Goddess (1938) See more »

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The Best Tarzan Movie Ever Made
11 September 2014 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

This is easily the best Tarzan movie ever made.

Four British villains raid a settlement to obtain explosives for use in a diamond mine. In doing so they kill two men, so Tarzan sets off on pursuit of them.

George Scott is a perfectly cast as the title character. Both handsome and masculine in equal amounts. Anthony Quayle is the main villain of the movie Slade and he is aided by a pre Bond Sean Connery as O'Bannion in one of his first decent roles.

The stock footage, which plagues so many Tarzan movies by sticking out like a sore thumb is evident here, but it's not as distracting. We get to see Cheetah, but it's only briefly and instead of Jane we get two very attractive women Sara Shane and Scilla Gabel.

The action scenes are well executed and over all it's a well directed movie.


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