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Tarzan and the Great River (1967)

Approved | | Action, Adventure | September 1967 (USA)
Tarzan is summoned to Brazil by an old friend to stop an evil tribal cult from destroying native villages and enslaving the survivors. The Lord of the Jungle is accompanied on his quest by ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Day

Writers:

Bob Barbash (screenplay), Bob Barbash (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mike Henry ... Tarzan
Jan Murray Jan Murray ... Captain Sam Bishop
Manuel Padilla Jr. ... Pepe
Diana Millay ... Dr. Ann Philips
Rafer Johnson ... Barcuna
Paulo Gracindo ... Professor
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Storyline

Tarzan is summoned to Brazil by an old friend to stop an evil tribal cult from destroying native villages and enslaving the survivors. The Lord of the Jungle is accompanied on his quest by a pretty blonde doctor, a boy and a grizzled sea captain. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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More action... More thrills... More heart-stopping adventure than anything now on the screen! See more »

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Action | Adventure

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Switzerland | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tarzan and the Big River See more »

Filming Locations:

Brazil

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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In the second week of filming, Dinky the chimp bit Mike Henry on the jaw. It took 20 stitches to repair the wound. Henry had monkey fever delirium for three days, and took three weeks to recuperate. The chimp was destroyed and replaced. Henry later sued the production company for negligence. He won the suit, but the amount was not made public. See more »

Goofs

The boat is traveling on a river in Brazil and come across a herd of hippopotamus in the river. Hippos are indigenous to Africa and therefore should not have appeared in a river in South America. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Ann Philips: Captain Bishop, you make Fagin look like a saint.
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Dull, plodding Tarzan film
22 March 2001 | by Alberto-7See all my reviews

A really boring film with very little to recommend in it. Only the beautiful scenery and a funny performance by Jan Murray makes viewing this bearable. Mike Henry is OK as Tarzan but he seems much too stiff in the non-action scenes. He doesn't seem at ease in the role like earlier Tarzans Gordon Scott or Jock Mahoney. He is fine in the action sequences but looks out of place otherwise. The pacing in this film is deadly. There are long stretches where not much happens and too little action when something does. Villain Rafer Johnson as Barcuna isn't given much to do except to try to look menacing. The climactic fight between him and Tarzan is not very exciting. Jan Murray as Captain Bishop is the bright spot of the film. His goofy performance is fun to watch. Diana Millay as the good doctor is basically a two dimensional character played without much enthusiasm. Overall this film is not as good as Henry's previous Tarzan outing-Tarzan and the Valley of Gold-which had some exciting action and a much more enjoyable story. Give this one a miss. I give it 3 river-boats out of 10.


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