A clever crook and a romantic triangle complicate Tarzan's efforts to bring a wanted criminal to justice.


Robert Day


Berne Giler (screenplay), Robert Day (screenplay) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Gordon Scott ... Tarzan
Jock Mahoney ... Coy Banton
Betta St. John ... Fay Ames
John Carradine ... Abel Banton
Lionel Jeffries ... Ames
Alexandra Stewart ... Lori
Earl Cameron ... Tate
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Conway (as Charles Tingwell)
Al Mulock Al Mulock ... Martin Banton
Gary Cockrell ... Johnny Banton
Ron MacDonnell Ron MacDonnell ... Ethan Banton (as Ron McDonnell)
Harry Baird ... Warrior Leader
Christopher Carlos Christopher Carlos ... Native Chief
John Sullivan John Sullivan ... Wyntors
Ewen Solon ... Dexter


After the Banton family rob a store is a small village and kill the local police constable, Tarzan captures one of them, Coy Banton. He decides to return him to the authorities so that the dead policeman's family will benefit from the $5000 reward. The head of the clan, Abel Banton and his two sons have no intention of letting Tarzan deliver Coy and burn the river boat they were to use. Several of the passengers are now stranded forcing Tarzan to take them along on a trek through the jungle. Abel Banton trails them intent not only getting his son back but getting rid of Tarzan. Written by garykmcd

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Actually Filmed in the Deepest Jungles of the Equator With the Cooperation of the Fierce Masai and Kikuyu Tribes! See more »


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Did You Know?


Jock Mahoney plays evil Coy Banton to Gordon Scott's Tarzan. Mahoney took over the Tarzan role in Tarzan Goes to India (1962). See more »


At the end of the film, Tarzan is swinging from vine to vine, and one shot has him swinging over a river. A cable is visible behind the trees, and his "vine" is attached to the cable, much like the way a zip line works. See more »


Tarzan: I can't understand a man who would rather live in fear than fight - no matter what the cost!
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Follows Tarzan and the Amazons (1945) See more »

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Gordon Scott..... the best Tarzan ever!!!
23 August 2018 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

The last couple of movie such as "Tarzan's Greatest Adventure" and "Tarzan the magnificent" were the best Tarzan's pictures of all time, Gordon Scott surpassed all previous Tarzan and after to coming, he has a smart talking, more strong and has suitable skills from previous ones here including Weissmuller who had a dumb conversation, the great Sy Weintraub wisely put together a perfect ape man and delivery all this on a clever screenplay through the jungle, swamps, quicksands with a diversfied kind of persons, to deliver a cold killer with father's gang at his neck, finest casting as Jock Mahoney, Betta St John and John Carradine, fantastic adventure which l'd watched in the theatre with nine years old, just unforgetable!!


First watch: 1973 / How many ; 6 / Source: Theatre-TV-DVD / Rating: 9

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Release Date:

6 March 1961 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Tarzan, der Gewaltige See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Solar Film Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex)


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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