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A young couple are killed in a plane crash in the jungle. A monkey brings the infant survivor of the crash to Tarzan (Johnny Weissmuller) and Jane (Maureen O'Sullivan) who name the child, Boy. Five years later, a search party (Ian Hunter, Henry Wilcoxen, Frieda Inescort and Henry Stephenson) come looking for the child who is heir to a fortune. They wound an elephant after which they get into a scrape with the Gaboni tribe but Tarzan arrives to call off the natives. Jane cooks them a meal of ostrich egg and tells them that they buried that there were no survivors of the plane crash. Boy appears in many of the scenes: swimming, playing with the animals, impressing the visitors and being rescued from a spider web, a waterfall and a rhino by Tarzan. The party learn that Boy is their relative and insist on taking him back with them. Tarzan steals their guns at night and tosses them into a pool while Cheetah awakens the party by taking their photo with a camera he has found. They refuse to leave without their guns so Tarzan dives for the guns but he is left stranded.. Against Tarzan's advice Jane is persuaded to help lead them out of the jungle so that they can return Boy to civilization. Sir Thomas, the only good guy in the party, is killed by his nephew while trying to warn Jane that she has been duped. Refusing to follow the route chosen by Jane the party is then captured by the savage Zambele tribe. Jane helps Boy escape and he runs through many jungle obstacles to get back to Tarzan. He is unsuccessful in getting a rope to Tarzan in the pool so he gets elephants to push a dead tree down to the stranded apeman. Tarzan and Boy, the great apes and an elephant herd.all race to the village to rescue the surviving members of the party. Jane has been seriously wounded by a native spear. In the original script she dies from the wound but following a barrage of protests from fans... and ERB... the studio resurrected her and had her recover in Tarzan's arms. The Tarzan family return to their idyllic life in the jungle.
|Director: Richard Thorpe
Producer: Sam Zimbalist
Writers: Edgar Rice Burroughs (characters) ~ Cyril Hume (screenplay)
|Original Music by William Axt ~ Sol Levy
Cinematography by Leonard Smith
Film Editing by Gene Ruggiero ~ Frank Sullivan
Art Direction by Cedric Gibbons
Assistant Director: Dolph Zimmer
Art Department: Urie McCleary (associate art director) ~ Glen Barnes (set designer uncredited)
Sound recording director: Douglas Shearer
Stunts: Harry Monty ~ Johnny Sheffield (uncredited)
Voice Double for Tarzan's Yell: Delos Jewkes (uncredited)
82 min ~ B&W (Sepiatone) ~ Mono (Western Electric
He was educated in England and began his career on the stage in London before moving to New York. He made a few silent films before the sound era, but then became firmly established as one of Hollywood’s finest character actors and had a long career.
Filmography Highlights: What Every Woman Knows
(1934) ~ Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) ~ Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936) ~
Charge of the Light Brigade, The (1936) ~ The Prince and the Pauper (1937)
~ The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939) ~ Down Argentine Way (1940)
~ Mr. Lucky (1943) ~ Tarzan and the Amazons (1945) ~ The Return of Monte
Cristo (1946) ~ Of Human Bondage (1946) ~ Oliver Twist (1951) ~ Challenge
to Lassie (1949)
Filmography Highlights: Hollywood Boulevard (1936)
~ Mary of Scotland (1936) ~ Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939) ~ Letter, The (1940)
~ Pride and Prejudice (1940) ~ Courtship of Andy Hardy (1942) ~ A Place
in the Sun (1951) ~ Casanova's Big Night (1954) ~ Darby's Rangers (1958)
~ She-Creature (1956) ~ The Eddy Duchin Story 1956) ~ The Crowded Sky (1961)
He was married to Catherine Casha 'Pringle' (1917 - ?) and they had two sons. Ian Hunter's acting career spanned many years and genres.
Filmography Highlights: Not for Sale (1924) ~ Sign of Four, The (1932) ~ A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) ~ Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) ~ The Little Princess (1939) ~ Maisie (1939) ~ Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939) ~ .Broadway Serenade (1939 ~ A Yank at Eton (1942) ~ Smilin' Through (1941) ~ Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) ~ Billy the Kid (1941) ~ Ziegfeld Girl (1941) ~ .Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (1941) ~ "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1955) TV Series ~ The Bulldog Breed, The (1960) ~ Robin Hood: The Movie (1991)
This was the start of long relationship with DeMille, he would become a familiar DeMille character actor and DeMille's associate producer in the later years of DeMille's career. After DeMille died he worked sporadically and accepted minor acting roles. On television, he appeared in Gunsmoke, Cagney and Lacey, Marcus Welby, M.D., The Wild Wild West, It Takes a Thief and The F.B.I. Wilcoxon died in 1981 from cancer.
Filmography Highlights: The Perfect Lady (1931) ~ Cleopatra (1934) ~ The Crusades (1935) ~ The Last of the Mohicans (1936) ~ Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939) ~ That Hamilton Woman (1941) ~ Mrs. Miniver (1942) ~ Dragnet (1947) ~ Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, A (1949) ~ Samson and Delilah (1949) ~ The Miniver Storye (1950) ~ The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) ~ Scaramouche (1952) ~ Ten Commandments (1956) ~ Man in the Wilderness (1971) ~ Caddyshack (1980) ~ The Man with Bogart's Face (1980) ~ Sweet 16 (1981)
She achieved popularity playing the part of Nurse Lamont in MGM's "Dr. Kildare" series. She had leads in several medium-budget films for various studios, but never achieved major stardom. She was married for 13 years to baseball manager Leo Durocher, and took such an active interest in his career and the sport of baseball in general that she became known as "The First Lady of Baseball." She hosted "Daydreaming with Laraine", a television interview/gossip show and worked in many other popular shows from 1951 through 1984. Her role in Tarzan Finds A Son! as Johnny Sheffield's real mother was very brief.
Filmography Highlights: Stella Dallas (1937) ~ Calling Dr. Kildare (1939) ~ Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939) ~ Yank on the Burma Road (1942) ~ Mr. Lucky (1943) ~ Bride by Mistake (1944) ~ I Married a Communist (1950) ~ Return to Fantasy Island (1978) (TV)
Weissmuller left a great impression on the young Tetzlaff who went on to become a well-known conservationist, zoologist, showman, animal trainer, TV star, author, lecturer, motion picture producer, herpetologist, and owner of safari parks.
He led numerous expeditions to Australia, Africa and South
America and brought back exotic animals that he supplied to zoos. He even
developed the Tiglon - a crossbreed of lions and tigers.
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Presenting a loincloth to Wakulla Springs owner Shorty Davidson.in Florida
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