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  • TBC
  • Action, Adventure
  • 1934
  • 105 mins

Tarzan and His Mate

Tarzan and His Mate

About

Umgawa! Umgawa! Weissmuller's Tarzan, in all his brylcreemed, love-handled, smooth-chested glory, and O'Sullivan's chirruping, frazzled, shockingly bra-less Jane take on ivory poachers (Hamilton, Cavanagh) who are intent on pillaging the elephant's graveyard located on the Ape Man's patch.

All good quasi-ecological fun - if you ignore Mr and Mrs Tarzan's rather patrician attitude to the animal kingdom. The Saturday-morning mixture of rope-swinging, synchronised swimming, pith-helmeted villainy and cutesy animal antics is curiously winning, despite the obvious silliness of, well, pretty much everything in the movie.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Johnny Weissmuller, Paul Cavanagh, Forrester Harvey, William Stack, Maureen O'Sullivan, Neil Hamilton
  • Director: Jack Conway, Cedric Gibbons
  • Writer: Howard Emmett Rogers, Leon Gordon
  • Producer: Bernard H Hyman
  • Photographer: Charles Clarke, Clyde De Vinna

In a nutshell

This is the long-running series at its peak - before the bouffant Boy turned up to cramp Tarzan's style.

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