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Tarzan's Greatest Adventure (1959)

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

In a scene where Tarzan is concealed from O'Bannon (Sean Connery), a hairy big spider crawls up Tarzan's leg and torso. A few years later, Connery would also have a big hairy spider crawl up the length of his body in a scene from Dr. No, his first James Bond film. See more »

Goofs

When the people in the boat throw the first stick of dynamite after being trapped between two fallen trees on the river, only one stick is thrown but several different explosions occur simultaneously. 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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Connections

Follows Tarzan and the Huntress (1947) See more »

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One of the best Tarzan movies
7 July 2004 | by UttiSee all my reviews

After years of dismal adventures in the studio backlots, this time they took Tarzan to Africa to act in a Western. This little gem has everything the Budd Boetticher - Randolph Scott great Westerns had, only in a somewhat different location. The bad guys disguise themselves as blacks in order to raid a settlement for explosives - exactly like many a bandit would put on paint to look like an Indian in Western movies. Even Gordon Scott's Tarzan becomes a Westerner bent on avenging innocent deaths: like Randolph Scott, he does not speak too much, but lets his actions speak for themselves. I love the old Weissmuller pictures, too - but apart from them, this movie and its follow-up, "Tarzan the Magnificent", are among the best Tarzan movies ever made. Economically directed (John Guillermin), superbly photographed (Edward Scaife, Nicolas Roeg), neatly acted (Anthony Quayle, Sean Connery). Don't expect Cheetahs or cheap laughs: expect for a tight, action-packed revenge Western set in Africa.


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