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Tarzan and the Huntress (1947)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Romance | 5 April 1947 (USA)
To equip the American zoos with as many animals as possible, a cruel trio of big-game hunters team up with an unexpected ally, threatening the African fauna. Will Tarzan allow the fiendish huntress to pillage the jungle?

Director:

Kurt Neumann

Writers:

Jerome Gruskin (original story and screenplay) (as Jerry Gruskin), Rowland Leigh (original story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Johnny Weissmuller ... Tarzan
Brenda Joyce ... Jane
Johnny Sheffield ... Boy
Patricia Morison ... Tanya Rawlins
Barton MacLane ... Paul Weir (as Barton Maclane)
John Warburton ... Carl Marley
Charles Trowbridge ... King Farrod
Ted Hecht ... Prince Ozira
Wallace Scott Wallace Scott ... 'Smitty' Smithers
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Storyline

A shortage of zoo animals after World War II brings beautiful animal trainer Tanya, her financial backer and her cruel trail boss to the jungle. After negotiating a quota with the native king, they take more animals than allowed. Tarzan intervenes. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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THRILLS piled upon THRILLS in the newest and greatest spine-tingling adventure of the hero to millions! TARZAN! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tarzan and the Huntress See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sol Lesser Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Johnny Sheffield's last movie as Boy. See more »

Goofs

Other non-native featured animals to pass as African include bears. See more »

Quotes

Tanya Rawlins: Then there's nothing we could offer that would make you change your mind.
King Farrod: Nothing.
Tanya Rawlins: In our civilization, we believe in always keeping an open mind.
King Farrod: In your civilization, open mind means that one must agree with what you yourself say.
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Follows Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943) See more »

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Tarzan, the Hunt Saboteur.
29 July 2010 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

After the hugely enjoyable Tarzan and the Leopard Woman, the Weissmuller Tarzan series slides back into mediocrity with a rather stale tale of unscrupulous trappers—led by 'huntress' Tanya Rawlins (Patricia Morison)—collecting specimens to restock the world's zoos, much to Tarzan's disgust, of course. A woefully underdeveloped sub-plot about the assassination of a jungle king by his power hungry nephew adds little to the film's overall entertainment value.

As usual, Cheetah is on hand to provide the laughs, annoying the other jungle critters and taking Boy's model aeroplane for a short flight, Jane (Brenda Joyce) gives the film some sex appeal (surprisingly, the titular 'huntress' provides little in the way of titillation), Boy (Johnny Sheffield) learns an important lesson about life (trading lion cubs for a torch is wrong!), the family indulges in a spot of synchronised swimming, and Tarzan saves the day (and the captured animals) in the final reel with that old chestnut, the stampeding herd of elephants; but whilst all of this makes for adequate 'rainy Sunday afternoon' family viewing, it offers avid Tarzan fans nothing much to get excited about.

5.5 out of 10, rounded up to 6 for IMDb.


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