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Tarzan and the Valley of Gold (1966)

Not Rated | | Adventure | July 1966 (USA)
The international criminal Vinaro enjoys sending explosive wristwatches to his enemies. Here he kidnaps ten-year-old Ramel whom he thinks can lead him to the lost city of gold. Tarzan ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Day

Writers:

Edgar Rice Burroughs (characters), Clair Huffaker (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mike Henry ... Tarzan
David Opatoshu ... Augustus Vinero
Manuel Padilla Jr. ... Ramel
Nancy Kovack ... Sophia Renault
Don Megowan ... Mr. Train
Enrique Lucero ... Perez
Eduardo Noriega ... Insp. Talmadge (as Edwardo Noriega)
John Kelly John Kelly ... Captain Voss
Francisco Riquerio Francisco Riquerio ... Mango
Frank Brandstetter Frank Brandstetter ... Ruiz
Carlos Rivas ... Romulo
Jorge Beirute Jorge Beirute ... Rodriguez
Oswald Olvera Oswald Olvera ... Antonio
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Storyline

The international criminal Vinaro enjoys sending explosive wristwatches to his enemies. Here he kidnaps ten-year-old Ramel whom he thinks can lead him to the lost city of gold. Tarzan fights the evil Mr. Train, six-foot-six bodyguard of Vinaro, and rescues Sophia, who has been left to die with an explosive around her neck. Various animals help Tarzan locate Vinaro's tanks and helicopters, the city and the boy. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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tarzan | gold | lost city | tank | mexico | See All (35) »

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All New High Adventure!

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Switzerland | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tarzan '65 See more »

Filming Locations:

Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sharon Tate was the original casting pick for the female lead. There are photographs in existence from 1965 of her with Mike Henry along with a lion at a press conference that was held to promote the two newcomers. Martin Ransohoff who had the starlet under exclusive contract changed his mind about having this being her first film and the role was recast with Nancy Kovack. See more »

Quotes

Tarzan: I'll need a good rope, a hunting knife, and a soft piece of leather.
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Followed by Tarzan and the Jungle Boy (1968) See more »

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The name's Zan...Tarzan!
27 September 1999 | by yenloSee all my reviews

Perhaps the makers of this film thought it was time to update Tarzan and cash in on the secret agent craze that swept movies and television in the 60's. In this picture Tarzan played by Mike Henry is first seen stepping out of a helicopter in a suit and tie carrying a briefcase. Later he engages in a gun battle ala James Bond.

Eventually he ends up back in the jungle sheds his coat and tie along with his pistol for his loin cloth and knife and takes on the bad guys who are equipped with machine guns, tanks and hi-tech explosives. Actually this Tarzan film although not one of the best is a great deal more entertaining than the 1981 Tarzan The Ape Man with Bo Derek. Along as his sidekicks are Manuel Padilla Jr who takes on the "BOY" role with the name of Remel and Nancy Kovacks who becomes sort of his Jane decked out in sexy female jungle safari clothes. His chimpanzee buddy goes by the name "Dinky". If your a Tarzan fan this film should be included in your viewing keeping in mind that the Tarzan character like Superman has been able to adjust to change through out the decades.


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