Viewing your Watchlist and recommended content requires Javascript

  • TBC
  • Action, Adventure
  • 1934
  • 105 mins

Tarzan and His Mate

Tarzan and His Mate


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

In a nutshell

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

Latest from Film4...

  • Film4

    Thunder Island

    Thriller. A hit man (Gene Nelson) is hired to kill a former Caribbean dictator. He abducts a couple and their boat to reach the despot's island, but then his plans go badly wrong.

    On Film4: 6 Oct 11:00AM

  • Film4

    The Enchanted Forest

    An old man raises a young boy who became lost in the woods, teaching him about life and nature

    On Film4: 5 Oct 11:00AM

  • Channel 4 Blog

    TIFF: five favourites

    Elena Lazic reports from the Toronto International Film festival on her five favourites of the fest. The Lobster Yorgos Lanthimos' success in realising the usually disastrous combination of farci

  • Channel 4 Blog

    TIFF: five favourites

    Manuela Lazic reports from the Toronto International Film Festival on five favourites from the fest. The Witch What if the sorceresses and deadly spells in which people believed so fervently in th

Register with

Personalise your Film4 experience

  • Set film reminders
  • Build your watchlist
  • Get film suggestions

or Register