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Volume 1961

Tarzan's Three Challenges ~ 1963

Challenge on the Net of Death!
Challenge Over the Raging Rapids!
Challenge of the Buffalo-Brutes!
Three Times More Thrilling Than Any Tarzan Adventure You've Ever Seen!
Tarzan's Most Fabulous Feats!

PLOT
The film features well-staged action sequences, beautiful scenery and a strong supporting cast that includes Woody Strode in what is possibly his most memorable role. The spiritual leader of an Asian country is dying and his evil brother Khan is plotting to prevent Kashi, the youthful heir, from assuming his rightful position. Tarzan is summoned to protect Kashi and must face Khan in three tests of strength. The final test is a sword fight which takes place on a wide-mesh net stretched over cauldrons of boiling oil. Eye candy is provided by majestic temples, spectacular elephant processions and hundreds of dancing girls in beautiful costumes who perform the "dance of the candles." A baby elephant named Hungry provides comic relief.

CAST
Jock Mahoney: Tarzan
Woody Strode: Khan / Dying Leader
Tsu Kobayashi: Cho San, Prince's Nursemaid
Earl Cameron: Mang
Jimmy Jamal
Salah Jamal: Hani
Anthony Chinn: Tor
Robert Hu: Nari
Christopher Carlos: Sechung
Ricky Der: Kashi


CREDITS
Banner Productions
Producer: Sy Weintraub
Director: Robert Day ~ Clive Reed (assistant director)
Writers: Edgar Rice Burroughs (characters) ~ Robert Day
Original Music: Joseph Horovitz
Cinematography: Edward Scaife (as Ted Scaife)
Film Editing: Fred Burnley
Production Design: Wilfred Shingleton
Costume Design: John Brady
Production Manager: Otto Plaschkes
Sound Department: Stephen Dalby ~ Harry Fairbairn
Special Effects: Cliff Richardson ~ Roy Whybrow
Camera and Electrical Department: Ernest Day ~ Maurice Gillett
Music Department: Marcus Dods

92 min ~ Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Filming Locations: Thailand


TRIVIA
  • Some scenes where shot in the Thailand's Temple of Buddha's Footprint, the first film ever granted persmission to shoot at this holy site. Crew members and cast removed their shoes and shot in almost total silence.
  • Jock Mahoney who was 44 years old when the film was released became the oldest actor to portray the apeman.
  • During the filming, Jock Mahoney contracted amoebic dysentery and dengue fever, and finally pneumonia, dropping from 220 to 175 pounds by the time the film finished.
  • Jock Mahoney played the villain in Tarzan The Magnificent and then on to the leading role in Tarzan Goes To India and Tarzan's Three Challenges and a return to the role of villain in Tarzan's Deadly Silence.
  • Cheetah has been replaced by Hungry the baby elephant for comic relief.
  • The ape cry was not used in this film.
  • GALLERY


    Jock Mahoney ~ Johnny Weissmuller ~ Ron Ely ~ James Pierce

    ENTER THE THREE CHALLENGES


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