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Tarzan the Fearless (1933)

Passed | | Action, Adventure | 11 August 1933 (USA)
In the African Jungle, a group of Europeans come across the fabled white man who was raised by apes. Tarzan takes an immediate liking to the blond Mary Brooks and rescues her during a nasty... See full summary »

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Robert F. Hill (as Robert Hill)

Writers:

Edgar Rice Burroughs (story), Basil Dickey (continuity) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Buster Crabbe ... Tarzan
Julie Bishop ... Mary Brooks (as Jaqueline Wells)
Edward Woods ... Bob Hall (as Eddie Woods)
Philo McCullough ... Jeff Herbert
E. Alyn Warren ... Dr. Brooks
Mischa Auer ... High Priest
Matthew Betz ... Nick
Frank Lackteen ... Abdul
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Storyline

In the African Jungle, a group of Europeans come across the fabled white man who was raised by apes. Tarzan takes an immediate liking to the blond Mary Brooks and rescues her during a nasty storm. Not everyone in the party sees Tarzan as a friend and one of the safari guides, Jeff Herbert, has a written offer of £10,000 for anyone who can confirm that the ape man is dead. Mary's father disappears however, taken prisoner by those who guard the treasure of Zar. It's left to Tarzan to rescue him and the others who have been taken prisoner. Written by garykmcd

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Romance! Adventure! Thrills! See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tarzan the Invincible See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sol Lesser Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes) | (feature) | (feature)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie is known for Buster Crabbe's Tarzan wearing the most revealing Loincloth. See more »

Goofs

As with almost all Tarzan films, the elephants shown are Indian elephants, not African elephants. See more »

Quotes

Tarzan: [noticing the sun setting across the lake, he picks Mary up while lasciviously grinning] Night come!
[the scene fades he carries her to his cave]
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Alternate Versions

The serial was edited down to an 89 minute TV movie in 1964. See more »

Connections

Followed by Ape Man of the Jungle (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Call of Tarzan
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Jerry Herst
Lyrics by Felton Kaufman and Bernie Grossman
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Has a bad Tarzan yell
9 September 2007 | by longrushSee all my reviews

The Tarzan of the movies was a sissy, compared with the blood thirsty apeman of the early Burroughs novels. The real Tarzan ate raw meat and the blood ran off his chin. Moviegoers might not have been up to this kind of realism. That aside, this is a worthwhile, albeit early, Tarzan film. Buster Crabbe was a better athlete than other actors who played the role; like Weismuller, Crabbe had an Olympic gold medal and was more muscular. He also had a skimpier costume in the pre-Hayes Office days.

The plot skips all over the place, probably because it was edited down from an episodic serial. The chimp is there, playing cute, as he did in almost all Tarzan films. The trapeze or vine swinging work is considerably better here. If Buster Crabbe didn't actually do it, he appeared to be quite high and hanging on precariously. Unfortunately the Tarzan yell, a trademark of these films, is a mild bleat compared with those that came later. I miss that in this version.

All in all, I'd give this a fair to good grade.


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