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Tarzan's Three Challenges (1963)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure | June 1963 (USA)
The spiritual leader of an oriental country is dying. The leader's evil brother Khan is plotting to prevent Kashi, the youthful heir, from assuming his rightful position. Tarzan is summoned... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Day

Writers:

Edgar Rice Burroughs (characters), Robert Day | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jock Mahoney ... Tarzan
Woody Strode ... Khan / Dying Leader
Tsu Kobayashi Tsu Kobayashi ... Cho San, Prince's Nursemaid
Earl Cameron ... Mang
Anthony Chinn ... Tor
Jimmy Jamal Jimmy Jamal ... Hani
Robert Hu Robert Hu ... Nari
Christopher Carlos Christopher Carlos ... Sechung
Ricky Der Ricky Der ... Kashi
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Storyline

The spiritual leader of an oriental country is dying. The leader's evil brother Khan is plotting to prevent Kashi, the youthful heir, from assuming his rightful position. Tarzan is summoned to protect Kashi and, in doing so, he must face Khan in three tests of strength. The final test is a sword fight which takes place on a wide-mesh net stretched over cauldrons of boiling oil. Jeweled elephants lead grand processions, and a thousand girls perform the "dance of the candles". A baby elephant named Hungry replaces Cheetah in the humor role. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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THREE TIMES MORE THRILLING THAN ANY TARZAN ADVENTURE YOU'VE EVER SEEN! See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los tres desafíos de Tarzán See more »

Filming Locations:

Thailand

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Nikki Van Der Zyl dubbed the female lead. See more »

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Followed by Tarzan (1966) See more »

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A Great Movie, Except For Tarzan!
17 September 2011 | by carcheroSee all my reviews

Tarzan is called in to watch over the heir to a kingdom whose uncle, played by Strode, is determined to make his son ruler instead. The movie is filled with the uncle trying to keep Tarzan from making it to the end of the obstacles or 3 challenges. The fight scenes are good. The story was good, the other actors were OK. Strode was great, in my opinion. I've never seen him play a bad guy before and he did a wonderful job. There was a lot of action and a pretty good plot. It kept my attention. However, as a lover of Tarzan movies since I was a kid in the 60's, I was shocked to see such a frail looking actor play Tarzan. I learned, as an adult, that he had been sick. Then they should have replaced him. Tarzan movies didn't call for great acting skills, but it did require "presence" Sadly, he didn't have it. Poor Mahoney certainly looked different from the funny guy in the 3 Stooges movies who was in love with "Nell, honey!"


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