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Volume 1953

Tarzan's Hidden Jungle (1955)
Gordon Scott
Film number 1 of 6 in the Scott series


CREDITS

Tarzan's Hidden Jungle  (1955)
Sol Lesser Productions
Director: Harold D. Schuster
Writers: Edgar Rice Burroughs (characters) ~ William Lively
Release Date: 17 October 1955
Runtime: 72 min USA
Color: Black and White
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1 more
Sound Mix: Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Filming Locations: Iverson Ranch, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA


CAST

Gordon Scott ...  Tarzan
 Vera Miles ...  Jill Hardy
 Peter van Eyck ...  Dr. Celliers
 Jack Elam ...  Burger
 Charles E. Fredericks ...  DeGroot (as Charles Fredericks)
 Richard Reeves ...  Reeves


PLOT

Tarzan clashes with a group of hunters who have come into the jungle in search of ivory. They trespass into Sukulu country, where animals are sacred, posing as photographers. They deceive Dr Bob Celliers, a U.N. doctor running a mission nearby and his friend, the Sukulu chief. The hunters send the animals across a river where they can be shot, but the Zakula worship animals and regard all strangers with suspicion and in short time the hunters' poaching activities have them captured and sentenced to death. The natives also throw the good doctor and his nurse into a lion pit. Tarzan ape-calls the animals to safety and rescues the medicos.
 


TRIVIA
  • First Tarzan film for Gordon Scott ~ last for RKO
  • Scott is rumoured to have been paid $50,000 for the film
  • In real life Gordon Scott and Vera Miles met on the set of Tarzanís Hidden Jungle and married
  • In the film Tarzan rescues Vera Miles from quick sand and then tries to wash the mud off her. She tells Tarzan she needs a bath, so Tarzan agrees and tosses the startled Miss Miles in the drink. The scene is quite erotic.

  • Artist David Hoover has created a matched set of DVD jackets for the Warner Archive releases.
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