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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 »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Tarzan
... Khan / Dying Leader
Tsu Kobayashi ... Cho San, Prince's Nursemaid
... Mang
... Tor
Salah Jamal ... Hani (as Jimmy Jamal)
Robert Hu ... Nari
Christopher Carlos ... Sechung
Ricky Der ... Kashi
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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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June 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los tres desafíos de Tarzán  »

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

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Followed by Tarzan and the Jungle Boy (1968) See more »

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A Great Movie, Except For Tarzan!
17 September 2011 | by See 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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