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Serial Script ~ Chapter Two
TARZAN THE FEARLESS
A Chapter Play Based on the Characters Created by
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Screen Play and Supervision by: WILLIAM LORD WRIGHT
Continuity by: BASIL DICKEY and GEORGE M. PLYMPTON
Directed by: ROBERT F. HILL
Ernie Smith (props)
TARZAN THE FEARLESS
CHAPTER TWO . . . "THE STORM GOD STRIKES!"
TARZAN. . .A strange creature of the jungle. (Buster Crabbe)
DOCTOR BROOKS. . . An archeologist and explorer. (F. Warren)
MARY . . . His daughter, a handsome, modern determined young
woman. (Jacqueline Wells)
BOB HALL . . . Young American whose love for Mary overcomes
his dislike of her presence in the jungle. (Ed Woods)
JEFF HERBERT . . . Animal trapper, adventurer and ne'er do well.
His speech and manner suggest a gentleman gone wrong. (McCollough)
NICK MORAN . . . Ex-convict, a typical gangster. (M. Betz)
HIGH PRIEST . . . Leader of the Lost Tribe of Zar. A sinister
figure, master of occult practices.
CH. 2: THE STORM GOD STRIKES! SYNOPSIS
making a daring leap into the water below to aid the terrified Mary, engages
the crocodile in a death struggle. They both disappear before the eyes
of the horrified girl, but it is Tarzan, knife raised triumphantly aloft,
who appears at last.
While Bob Hall, Jeff and Nick are searching for her, Tarzan helps
Mary to sore in a secluded spot. Though awed by him, she tried to learn
who and what he is. She is amazed when he produced her picture and the
letter from her father. Tarzan shows an interest in her which is fully
returned by the pretty girl, but upon hearing approaching footsteps , he
leaves abruptly. Bob see him and starts to shoot, but Mary prevents the
shot. Bob's suspicions and jealousy are aroused.
Tarzan trails the safari as it starts again. Jeff discovers his nearness
and resolves to meet him. He lays in wait for the ape man but is in turn,
staled by a lion. Tarzan sees the man's peril. He leaps onto the lion and
kills it after a terrific struggle. Jeff then indicates his interest in
Tarzan and reveals why he has come after him; but before he can say more,
Tarzan is again frightened away by the approach of the others.
The safari reaches Brooks' deserted hut just as a high wind starts
to blow. Mary is distressed to find her father gone. Bob discovers the
diary which tells of the emerald treasure. Nick and Jeff overhear them
talking about it.
Later, Nick enters the hut in an attempt to steal the diary. mary
discovers him. Her screams arouse Bob, and also Tarzan in his nest. Bob
and Nick engage in a terrific struggle in the hut, which is being buffeted
by the storm. Jeff breaks in upon them with drawn gun. He demands that
HE be given the map to the treasure caves. Tarzan swings thru the trees
on his way to the hut. As he nears it, a branch breaks, struck by lightning,
and Tarzan rides the huge limb to the earth as it crushes the hut and all
the people in it.
Mary Brooks leads a party through the jungle in search of her father,
held captive by a mystery tribe.
Tarzan rescues him and, carrying the news to Mary,
discovers her facing a horrible death!
1. EXT. WATER MEDIUM SHOT
Mary swims fast into the f.g. She looks back over a shoulder,
then screams as she sees. . .
2. EXT. WATER MEDIUM SHOT
At a crocodile coming fast toward the camera.
3. EXT. WATER MED AKELEY
on Tarzan swimming swiftly.
4. EXT. WATER MED. SHOT
Mary swims as hard as she can. The crocodile is tipped in behind
her. Tarzan swims in swiftly at an angle and cuts between the two.
5. EXT. WATER CLOSE ON MARY
She looks wildly back again, then screams once more as she sees.
6. EXT. WATER MEDIUM SHOT
Tarzan is just grappling with the beast. As they roll over into
the water --
Screams - water struggle.
7. EXT. WATER WIDER ANGLE
to include Mary in the shot. Tarzan and the crocodile disappear
under the water. Only bubbles marked the spot where they were seen.
8. EXT. WATER CLOSE ON MARY
Head and shoulders above the water, she watches wide-eyed the spot
where Tarzan disappeared. (Muffled water and bubbles). There are utter
dismay and horror in her expression. Now she gives a gasp of amazement
and relief as she sees. . .
9. EXT WATER MED. ON ANOTHER SPOT
Tarzan emerges from below. He shakes his head and takes a deep breath.
Now a hand and a mighty arm come out. He waves aloft in triumph the knife
with which he has slain the beast. Gives his kill cry. He looks off toward
Mary, then gives a strong stroke in her direction. PAN with him as he comes
to her, puts one arm about her, and starts to help her toward the shore.
She eyes him in bewildered silence.
Tarzan call - water splashes.
10. EXT. A TRAIL MEDIUM SHOT
Bob Hall , with rifle on trail, comes swiftly along toward camera.
He is looking desperately for Mary. He stops suddenly, aghast, as he sees.
11. STOCK SHOT OF LION
appearing and coming head on toward camera.
12. EXT. TRAIL CLOSE ON BOB
He quickly brings up his rifle and fires a shot off past camera.
13. STOCK SHOT
of lion turning and dashing off.
14. EXT. BRUSH NEAR TRAIL. MED. SHOT
Jeff comes in and pauses with his rifle. He turns as there is a
sound. Nick comes rushing in.
Was that you who fired, Nick?
Naw -- it was Bob Hall - over there.
He indicates a direction. Jeff nods, then asks:
Where did Miss Brooks' scream come from?
(Play for comedy)
Search me, Jeff. Things been comin' too fast!
Jeff indicates a direction as he says
She sounded over there to me. Let's find out.
They exit fast.
15. EXT. EDGE OF WATER. MED SHOT
Tarzan is just lifting Mary to a secluded spot on the bank. Her
few clinging clothes reveal every line of her form. He sinks down beside
her, looking intently at her.
16. EXT. EDGE OF WATER. CLOSE OF TARZAN
He looks at Mary intently, a new interest kindling in his eyes.
His gaze travels slowly down her form, then back up it again.
17. EXT. EDGE OF WATER. CLOSE PAN ON MARY
Pan down her body and seen by Tarzan's eyes. Then pan slowly up
to her face again. As it comes in full, she returns his gaze wonderingly
and with a bit of awe. Then she asks tensely:
Who are you?
On her line -
18. EXT. EDGE OF WATER. MED. SHOT
Tarzan looks at her without change of expression. He says with and
air that is almost casual.
Her eyes widen. He looks her over again, then fumbles for his pouch
which contains the letter and photo. He hands her the pouch. Mary falteringly
takes photo and letter speaking with surprise.
Then, as another thought comes -
Have you seen my father. Where is he?
Tarzan makes no sign that the understands. Mary now discovers the letter
which was with the photo. She takes it, unfolds it and starts to read.
(Note: Both photo and letter should be wet.)
19. EX. TO TRAIL FULL
Bob comes swiftly thru in his search for Mary. As he goes thru,
Jeff and Nick comes in from an angle and hurry after him.
20. EXT. EDGE OF WATER. MEDIUM
Mary finishes reading the note. She is thrilled at the word from
her father. Tarzan looks at her face again and now seems attracted by her
bright expression. Then he rises and stands, Mary also rises with -
Come into camp. Then you can guide us to my father.
Tarzan pays no heed to her. She starts to renew her pleas. Suddenly
he picks her up in his strong arms and holds her like a baby. He tickles
her under chin and behind ears as he did fawn. It is a gesture of mere
playfulness on his part. Mary is surprised. She gives a little squeal.
21. EXT. TRAIL. MED SHOT
Nick and Jeff hear the sound made by mary. They turn in her direction
and hurry off.
22. EXT. EDGE OF WATER. MEDIUM
Tarzan is still holding Mary. Instead of being afraid she rather
likes it. She smiles at him and he returns the smile warmly. She says slowly:
Please - come with us.
He does not answer. Instead, he is listening tensely. He lets her drop
suddenly to the ground, then turns and goes swiftly, greatly to her dismay.
There is the sound of Bob and Jeff crashing along toward her.
23. EXT. IN BRUSH - MED. SHOT
Bob and Jeff come in fast and exit past camera.
24. EXT. NEAR WATER - MED ON MARY
She is gazing after Tarzan in a dreamy manner. Bob enters to there
first. He follows the direction of her gaze, then brings up his rifle quickly
as he half sees. . .
25. EXT. JUNGLE - LONG SHOT THRU SCREEN OF BRUSH
Tarzan runs thru f.g. catches a hanging vine and starts a long swing.
26. EXT. NEAR WATER - MED. SHOT
Mary turns in time to see Bob's upraised rifle. She grabs it quickly
before it can be fired, thrusting the barrel into the air. Bob looks at
mary in amazement.
Mary - who was that?
A messenger from my father, Bob - with a note telling us where
to find him.
Jeff and Nick enter on the speech - Bob takes the note from Mary. Gives
her his jacket.
27. EXT. EDGE OF WATER - WIDE ON GROUP
Jeff casts a keen glance toward Mary, then asks sharply:
Could that have been Tarzan - the ape man the natives are afraid
Mary is startled into admitting.
Yes - it was.
Jeff makes a big take of that. Bob and Nick are interested but not so
greatly impressed. Bob has read the note and now says:
We'll have to spend the night here, Mary -- but by sun-down tomorrow,
your father will be safe with us.
They start to exit on the line. Nick starts to follow, then notes that
Jeff is looking thoughtfully off after Tarzan. Nick steps closer
28. EXT EDGE OF WATER - MED. SHOT OF NICK AND JEFF
Nick looks at Jeff curiously, then asks:
What's all this hooey about ape men an' the like?
It's not hooey, my friend. It's quite authentic and - in the
language of the streets - an unexpected break for us!
Wouldn't you call ten thousand pounds a break?
Ten thousand pounds o' what?
I'm afraid it's all somewhat beyond the limit of your comprehension.
Nick rather blinks at this, but then rallies and comes back with:
Yeah? Well, it still sounds like hooey to me.
He gives his characteristic hitch to his trousers as they both start
to exit after the others.
29. EXT. IN TREE - CLOSE OF TARZAN
He is watching intently. He follows the others with his gaze. As
he holds it thus --
30. STOCK SHOT
of a beautiful sunrise.
31. EXT. IN A TREE - CLOSE OF TARZAN
He has been sleeping in a crotch of a tree, another of his jungle
homes. Now he rouses to the bird and animal sounds and the growing light.
He rises lazily, then lifts his arms about his head for a long stretch
as he gazes down at the scene beneath him.
Of birds - animals
32. STOCK SHOT
of some animals at play below - as seen by Tarzan.
33. EXT. IN TREE MEDIUM
Tarzan smiles at what he sees. Then he thinks of something else
- Mary - and becomes thoughtful. He looks off, then grasps a hanging vine
and starts a swing.
34. EXT. IN TREES FULL
on Tarzan making a series of mighty swings thru the trees. As he
swings out of the scene at last -
35. EXT. IN ANOTHER TREE MED. SHOT
Tarzan swings into the scene and pauses on a limb. He watches something
below with an eager, half-smile.
36. EXT. TRAIL FULL SHOT DOWN
The safari is on the march again. Mary is well up front, just behind
Bob and Nick. Jeff is quite close to her. The others are strung out behind.
37. EXT. IN TREE - CLOSE ON TARZAN
He stares down at Mary with a peculiar, almost fascinated expression.
He is very intent, as if trying to draw her attention to him. But now,
as if this had failed, he gives a peculiar bird-like call or whistle.
(Note: This will be used again as a signal between the two.)
38. EXT. ON TRAIL - CLOSE FOLLOW SHOT ON MARY
She is uneasy, as if aware of somebody watching her. She starts
looking around, but sees nobody. the sound of the bird call comes in to
38A. EXT. IN TREE - CLOSE ON TARZAN
38B. EXT. ON TRAIL - CLOSE ON UNGA
walking, whistling. Hears whistle and answers it as whistle comes
back to him. He looks up. Takes it big. . . Grabs handful of charms, starts
38C. EXT IN TREE - CLOSE ON TARZAN
Tarzan whistles again.
38D. EXT. ON TRAIL - CLOSE FOLLOW SHOT OF MARY
Mary looks up and sees Tarzan. She smiles, suddenly then raises
one hand in a slight signal.
39. EXT. TRAIL - CLOSE FOLLOW ON JEFF
He is watching Mary attracted by her odd manner. Play enough for
a couple of cuts. Then he follows her gaze as she sees Tarzan, and he also
sees. . .
40. EXT. TREE - LONG SHOT UP AT TARZAN
He stands for a moment, then glides from sight behind some foliage
or the tree trunk.
41. EXT. TRAIL - CLOSE FOLLOW ON JEFF
He is excited and eager as he spots Tarzan. He determines to get
closer to the creature to further his own purpose. He deliberately slackens
42. EXT. TRAIL - MEDIUM SHOT
Mary comes up and exits past camera. She is Smiling rather happily.
Jeff slackens his pace and starts to drop back, cautiously so as not to
attract attention. He is gripping his gun. Others begin to pass him.
43. EXT. IN TREE - MED SHOT
Tarzan comes swiftly along a limb and pauses f.g. His senses are
all alert as he stares about, his nostrils wide as if scenting something.
44. STOCK SHOT
of two or three lions running thru.
45. EXT IN TREE - CLOSE ON TARZAN
He frowns as he gets the spoor. He grasps a vine and swings suddenly
from the scene.
46. EXT. IN A TREE - MED. SHOT PAST TRUNK
Tarzan swings in suddenly from behind the tree trunk. He is watching
47. EXT. JUNGLE - FULL SHOT
of lions running thru - they scatter.
48. EXT. IN TREE - CLOSE ON TARZAN
He now moves his gaze to a spot ahead of the lions and sees . .
49. EXT. JUNGLE - MED. SHOT DOWN
Jeff comes along with poised rifle. He is looking for Tarzan and
is heedless of the lion.
50. EXT. IN TREE - AKELEY
Tarzan poises himself for a moment, then drops to a lower branch.
Akeley with him as he goes. He grabs a vine and swings from the scene.
51. EXT. IN JUNGLE - CLOSE ON JEFF
He sees Tarzan. He half raises his rifle, as if to shoot or perhaps
for protection. Then he pauses, watching and listening.
52. STOCK SHOT
of lion creeping toward camera.
53. EXT. IN TREES - MED. SHOT
Tarzan swings in on his vine from out of scene. He lets go of it
and drops from the scene.
54. EXT. IN JUNGLE - MED. SHOT ON LION FROM REAR
Tarzan drops on the lion which is crouched for its spring and may
be real or dummy. As they go into a terrific fight -
55. EXT. JUNGLE - CLOSES ON JEFF
He whirls about. His eyes widen as he sees Tarzan fighting with
the lion that was stalking him.
56. EXT. JUNGLE TRAIL - FULL SHOT
The safari has halted. Bob, Nick and Mary are just hurrying off
into the jungle to see what the rumpus is about.
O.S. Fight crashes - roars.
57. EXT. JUNGLE - CLOSE ON JEFF
He looks off in amazement, watching the man fighting the wild beast.
O.S. Fight crashes - roars.
58. EXT. JUNGLE - AKELEY
On the ad lib fight between Tarzan, (trainer double) and the lion.
As Tarzan conquers the beast and starts to rise
O.S. fight crashes - roars.
59. EXT. JINGLE - CLOSE ON JEFF
He is startled as he sees the man rise and turn toward him. He again
brings up his rifle as if for protection.
60. EXT. JUNGLE - WIDE ANGLE TO INCLUDE TARZAN
He sees Jeff's motion with the rifle. With a scowl, he starts toward
Jeff. The latter cries out.
You - you are Tarzan?
Tarzan stops, eying the other curiously, menacingly, though puzzled
by the mention of his name. Finally he nods slowly. Jeff is elated. He
starts to take a wallet from his pocket, saying:
I have come a long way to find you.
As he starts looking thru the wallet -
61. EXT. JUNGLE - FULL
Bob, Nick and Mary come thru fast, following the direction whence
came the sound of the fight.
62. EXT. JUNGLE - MED ON JEFF & TARZAN
Jeff looks thru the wallet. He sorts two or three papers, then finds
what he wants. As he takes it out and glances at it to see if it is the
correct one - insert. . .
(Part of the letter - reads. . .)
Ten thousand pounds for proof of Tarzan's death.
Back to scene. Jeff hands the paper to Tarzan. The latter takes it,
and eyes it curiously, but obviously cannot read it. Jeff asks:
Does that mean anything to you?
Tarzan's only reply is a grunt. He hands the paper back. Jeff's eyes
narrow. He is about to say something else when there comes to both of them
the sound of crashing underbrush nearby.
63. EXT. JUNGLE - FULL SHOT
Bob, Nick and Mary crash thru the brush, making a lot of noise.
Footsteps in brush.
64. EXT. JUNGLE - MEDIUM TARZAN AND JEFF
Tarzan, alarmed, bounds suddenly away. Jeff is dismayed. He cries
out after him.
No - wait - I want to talk with you.
But Tarzan has gone, and Jeff falls silent as the noise of the others
comes clearer. Finally Bob, Nick and Mary enter to him fast. Bob exclaims:
Jeff - what happened?
Before Jeff can answer, Nick throws up his rifle as if to take a shot
off at Tarzan. But Jeff grabs the rifle, crying
On the line -
65. EXT. JUNGLE FULL
Tarzan bounds from behind a bush up to a low limb, perhaps b aid
of a hidden spring-board. He grasps a vine and swings away, unhurt.
66. EXT. JUNGLE - MED ON JEFF AND OTHERS
Nick scowls at Jeff. Mary looks keenly interested. Bob asks quickly:
Was he the same man who saved Mary - back there?
He nods back the way they came. They all eye Jeff curiously.
67. EXT. JUNGLE - CLOSEUP OF JEFF
He becomes crafty. His eyes narrow for a moment. Then he speaks
No - I don't believe it was.
He straightens up. His expression changes. He says:
Let's get back to the others.
On the line
68. EXT. JUNGLE O- MED ON GROUP
Bob eyes Jeff suspiciously, but nods in response to his suggestion.
They all start back the way they entered.
69. EXT. IN TREE - CLOSE OF TARZAN
He gazes after the party with a troubled expression.
69A. EXT. JUNGLE - CLOSE ON UNGA
He is placing his charms in his pocket as twig falls from above.
He takes it casually, looking up.
69B. EXT. TREES - ANGLE SHOOTING UP ON TARZAN
Tarzan is looking off at safari [
69C. EXT. JUNGLE - CLOSE OF UNGA
He realizes how close he is to Tarzan, grabs his charms and starts
69D. EXT. JUNGLE - LONG SHOT
Unga races away from camera fast, making great leaps.
70. EXT. ROCK LOCATION - FULL
Brooks is brought on by the guards who have captured him. They go
thru a narrow opening in the rocks and disappear. The opening can be closed
after them if desired.
71. INT. ALTAR ROOM - FULL
The drum is sounding. The people have gathered, waiting. Now the
priest and the guards bring Brooks in. As they pause before the altar o-
72. INT ALTAR ROOM - CLOSER ON GROUP
Brooks protests hotly
Why have you made me prisoner again?
There is silence for a moment, then the priest replies:
No where under the sun is there safety for any who covet the treasure
of Zar, god of the emerald fingers!
But I didn't visit your temple to rob it! I'm interested only in
your lost civilization!
(With slow menace)
You know the way to our hidden domain! That secret must die with
He turns toward one of the urns in which a fire is burning. He makes
a mystic pass above it, then drops something into it. Dense smoke starts
to come from it.
73. INT. ALTAR ROOM - CLOSE SHOT AGAINST SMOKE
Thru the smoke, in double exposure, is seen a full shot of the safari
coming toward the camera. It fades in and out.
73A. EXT. JUNGLE - LONG SHOT
Safari coming through jungle for above effect.
74. INT. ALTAR ROOM - FULL ON GROUP
Brooks, the girls and the other s all gasp at what the priest has
75. INT. ALTAR ROOM - CLOSE ON BROOKS
He bursts out impulsively.. .
Then Tarzan delivered my message!
On the line
76. INT ALTAR ROOM - WIDER ANGLE ON BROOKS AND PRIEST
The priest nods, then says slowly and sternly:
Yes; and should they by any chance find our temple, you will pay
with your life for having betrayed us.
Brooks gasps at this. He realizes that his predicament is hopeless,
for the very rescue party for which he sent will accomplish his death by
77. INT. ALTAR ROOM - FULL SHOT
The priest gives a signal. The guards with spears advance. Each
takes Brooks by an arm. They lead him off. Off scene, the drum starts again.
The girls begin a dance, picking up long palm leaves as they move into
it. the priest exits down a lane they form for him
78. INT. ALTAR ROOM - CLOSER ANGLE ON THE GIRLS
Follow them thru some movements for color. Then as they hold the
palm leaves in front of them, making an almost solid screen of them.
79. EXT. BROOKS HUT - FULL SHOT
Shooting toward the hut in b.g. The hut takes the place of the palm
leaves held by the girls. Past one corner of the hut, the safari may be
seen approaching. Mary and Bob are in the lead. Wind blowing - thunder
Wind - thunder.
80. EXT. HUT - MED. FOLLOW ON BOB AND MARY
She is looking off at the hut with an eagerness and excitement which
she cannot control. Bob says:
From the directions in your father's letter, this should be his
Mary can stand no more suspense. She breaks breathlessly from him and
races toward the cabin. Bob starts after her, calling:
Mary - be careful!
He pursues her out of scene -
81. EXT IN TREE CLOSE SHOT
Tarzan swings into the scene. He pauses, looking down He smiles
as though satisfied that he has brought Mary and the others safely to their
destination. He watches for a moment, then exits from the scene.
82. INT. HUT - CLOSE AT CLOSED DOOR
The door opens suddenly. Mary looks in. Her eyes are wide, expectant,
hopeful. But it is a shock to her as she looks about the cabin and sees
83. INT. HUT - MED AKELEY FROM MARY'S ANGLE
The interior shows evidence of a fight. Papers and Brooks' clothes
are strewn on the floor. The spear still sticks in the wall where it was
84. INT. HUT - MED. ON MARY BEHIND DOORWAY
Bob appears behind her. She exclaims, agonized. . .
Oh - it IS father's cabin, but what has happened to him?
Bob looks around. He also is startled at what he sees. He comes in past
camera. Mary follows him, upset, overwrought. Jeff and Nick appear
in the doorway to watch and listen.
85. INT. BROOKS HUT - MED. SHOT
Bob has found the diary with Brooks' writing in it. Mary hurries
to him as she sees him studying it. Bob exclaims:
Here's a clew. Your father had been writing - something about an
underground treasure chamber.
86. INT. HUT - CLOSE ON NICK AND JEFF AT DOOR
bob's voice continues over the scene as they listen intently.
. . . room of the god of the emerald fingers, he called it. And
here's a map showing how to get there.
Nick and Jeff exchange significant looks and nods at that. Jeff nods
and they move away, out of the hut.
87. EXT. HUT - MED AT A CORNER
Jeff and Nick come in and pause. With a meaning smile Jeff says
A map of how to get there!
Nick winks at him, hitches up his trousers and remarks:
Ann's that nice?
88. INT. HUT - MED ON MARY AND BOB
The sounds of the storm outside are growing. Mary looks eagerly
over bob's shoulder as he continues:
He says he was caught by the cave people and Tarzan helped him escape.
He looks at her as a sudden thought strikes him.
That's where your father is. The same tribe have taken him again.
Mary gasps in dismay at this. She is almost overcome. Bob sees he should
not have said it. He tries to comfort her by putting an arm about her.
of thunder and lightning storm approaching swiftly. a loud crash
Thunder - wind.
90. INT. HUT. MEDIUM
Mary flinches at the roaring thunder. Bob says soothingly:
Don't worry, Mary. We'll find him.
but everything is so mysterious - so horrible! Even the elements
are against us!
Bob hugs her for a moment, then looks off toward the storm. He tells
Try to rest, dear, I'll see to the safari.
He hurries away. Mary looks after him, then to the diary. She picks
it up, then turns so as to hide it with her body.
91. EXT. NEAR CABIN - FULL
The men of the safari, driven by Abdul, are hurrying to get things
unpacked, tents erected, etc. against the growing storm. Rain starts to
fall. thunder and lightning increase in violence. Bob runs in from direction
of the hut and lends a hand. As Jeff and Nick appear from b.g.
92. EXT. NEAR CABIN - CLOSER OF NICK AND JEFF
They come on past camera which is shooting toward where the safari
is working. Jeff motions the other with:
We'd better get our stuff under cover.
He hurries away toward the others. Nick turns and looks thoughtfully
back toward the cabin, then exits furtively in that direction.
93. EXT. IN TREES - CLOSE
Tarzan climbs into scene. The storm is all about him. He seems to
revel in it. He lifts his face as the rain beats down over it.
94. INT. HUT - FULL
Mary is trying to close a broken shutter against the storm. The
place is semi-dark because of the storm. Now Nick steals in stealthily.
He goes toward the table where the diary is seen.
95. INT HUT - CLOSER ON NICK
He steals to the table and picks up the book. There is a flash of
lightning and a loud peal of thunder. Nick turns suddenly as Mary's voice
Nick! What are you doing?
96. INT HUT - FULL
Mary has turned form the window and is facing Nick. He tries to
dar past her but she grabs him and clings to him, screaming:
Scream from Mary - storm sounds.
97. EXT. NEAR HUT - CLOSE ON BOB
He is at work trying to get a tent up. Mary's scream comes to him
He turns and dashes away toward the hut.
98. EXT. IN TREE - AKELEY
On Tarzan. He also hears Mary's scream. He grabs a vine and swings
99. INT. HUT - FULL
Mary is clinging to Nick, keeping him from going despite his efforts.
Bob dashes in. Nick breaks free from Mary, drops the book and whips out
his gun. Bob leaps on him and they fight.
100. EXT. NEAR HUT - CLOSE AKELEY
Jeff also starts for the hut, drawing his gun as he goes.
101. EXT. IN TREES - AKELEY
on Tarzan swinging strongly thru the storm.
102. INT. HUT - FULL
Bob and Nick are wrecking the hut in their wild fight. Mary is trying
to keep out of their way yet at the same time to help Bob. Lightning and
Now Jeff appears in the doorway with drawn gun and stands there.
There is no indication as to which side he is on.
103. INT. HUT - CLOSE ON JEFF
He draws his gun and starts menacingly forward.
104. EXT. NEAR HUT - FULL ON THE SAFARI
They drop tents, luggage, etc., and flee with yell of terror as
Unga comes from tent. Draws out string of charms Wind blows them away as
he looks around sees . . .
of some lions dashing thru the storm.
105A. EXT. NEAR HUT - FULL OF UNGA
Unga registers fear of lions - dives into tent.
106. EXT. IN TREE - CLOSE ON TARZAN
He is just starting a giant swing as -
107. EFFECT SHOT
of tree being stuck by lightning
108 EXT. IN TREE - CLOSE ON TARZAN AND BRANCH
The branch breaks. Tarzan starts to fall with it.
109. INT. HUT O- FULL
The big branch causes the roof and other debris to fall suddenly
into the f.g.,cutting off the view of the men and Mary . . .
FADE OUT SHORT
NOTE: Many of the close and medium shots designated as Exterior
Jungle or Exterior Trail could be played on ann Interior Jungle set if
bad weather made it necessary.
In the grip of the raging elements!
Crushed beneath a falling monarch of the jungle!
Of what avail even the mighty strength of Tarzan?
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"TARZAN THE FEARLESS"
TARZAN THE FEARLESS
CHAPTER TWO. . . "THE STORM GOD STRIKES!"
Has mighty Tarzan met his match in this slimy saurian
of the swamps?
Is Mary Brooks' quest for her father to end in another jungle tragedy?
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