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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 »

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Jan Murray ... Captain Sam Bishop
... Pepe
... Dr. Ann Philips
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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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Tarzan and the Big River  »

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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 »

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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 »

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Captain Sam Bishop: I don't get it! You mean you travel with a chimp and a lion?
Tarzan: I have my reasons.
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Tarzan Takes On Jaguar Jungle Cult
5 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

Mike Henry is Tarzan in Tarzan And The Great River, the great river of course being the Amazon. Tarzan is on a mission in the Amazon head waters country taking on a Jaguar jungle cult that is headed by Olympic athlete Rafer Johnson. Henry is in Brazil at the behest of an old friend Paulo Gracindo. When Gracindo is killed Henry doubles in his resolve to put an end to Johnson who is enslaving whole villages in the area.

Tarzan's traveling companions are Jan Murray who has an African Queen boat delivering medical supplies to Dr. Diana Millay. Murray does some of his borscht belt shtick in the role of the captain and he has a young kid Manuel Padilla who travels with him.

Henry and Johnson have a dandy climatic fight scene when Tarzan overcomes the many obstacles put in his path. I do so love when Tarzan provides those South American crocodiles called kamen some lunch with some of Rafer Johnson's warriors.

This is an amusing entrée in the Tarzan series, but one better suited for the juvenile trade.


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