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Tarzan's Hidden Jungle

 

Tarzan's Hidden Jungle

Tarzan's Hidden Jungle
Directed by Harold D. Schuster
Produced by Sol Lesser
Screenplay by William Lively
Based on Characters created by 
by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Starring Gordon Scott
Vera Miles
Jack Elam
Music by Paul Sawtell
Cinematography William Whitney A.S.C.
Edited by Leon Barsha
Distributed by RKO Pictures
Release dates
  • February 16, 1955 (1955-02-16) (US)[1]
Running time 73 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Tarzan's Hidden Jungle is a 1955 RKO B&W movie starring Gordon Scott in his first film as Tarzan, taking over the role from Lex Barker, who had in turn followed Johnny Weismuller in the series. This film about Edgar Rice Burroughs' ape-man also features Vera Miles and Jack Elam, and was directed by Harold D. Schuster. It was the last of 12 Tarzan pictures released by RKO Studios.

Tarzan's mate, Jane, does not appear in this motion picture. Tarzan at first seems to show more than casual interest in Miles' character, but ultimately there is no romance. In real life, Scott and Miles were married after the film was completed.[2] Scott eventually played Tarzan in six movies over a five-year span.

Contents

  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Plot

Two men come into the jungle intent on wholesale slaughter of animals to get barrels of animal fat, lion skins and tusks. Tarzan tries to help a baby elephant, one of their first victims. He takes the elephant to an animal doctor and his female assistant who have pitched their tents in the jungle to do business. The hunters turn up and pretend they are photographers and have the doctor escort them to where the animals are. They leave the doctor and start killing animals. His assistant finds out they are evil and goes after them but needs Tarzan's help when she stumbles into quicksand. He rescues her, and she says she needs a bath so Tarzan throws her into the river.

They reach a tribe who worship animals and who are Tarzan's friends. However, the tribe hear that animals are being slaughtered and decide to kill the doctor and his assistant as he led them there. Tarzan goes after the villains and they end up getting their just deserts. He arrives back in time to save the doc and his assistant from the lions in the pit they have been thrown into.

Cast

References

  1. ^ "Tarzan's Hidden Jungle: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.allrovi.com/movies/movie/tarzans-hidden-jungle-v112740

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