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Tarzan the Fearless (1933)

Tarzan the Fearless (1933)

Tarzan the Fearless

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If MGM could cast an Olympic champion it its Tarzan series, so could Sol Lesser's Principal Pictures. Thus it was that Larry "Buster" Crabbe, gold-medal winner for the 400 meter free-style swimming event in the 1932 L.A. Olympics, played the title role in Principal's 15-chapter serial Tarzan the Fearless. One of the few Tarzan epics actually based on a story by Edgar Rice Burroughs, this one finds the Lord of the Jungle protecting pulchritudinous heroine Mary Brooks (Jacqueline Wells) from the villainous machinations of the High Priest (Mischa Auer) of Zar, God of the Jeweled Fingers. Tarzan must also avoid Jeff (Philo McCullough), a bounty hunter who has been offered a huge reward to bring the ape man to Civilization -- dead or alive! This 60-minute feature-length version of Tarzan the Fearless is mostly comprised of the first four chapters, with a rather abrupt wrap-up of several plotlines in the final two reels; another feature version, running 86 minutes, was prepared for television in 1960.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Ford I. Beebe, Basil Dickey, Walter Anthony, George Plympton
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On DVD: Oct 26, 1999
Runtime:
Sol Lesser Productions

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Cast

Jacqueline Wells
as Mary Brooks
Julie Bishop
as Mary Brooks
E. Alyn Warren
as Dr. Brooks
Edward Woods
as Bob Hall
Matthew Betz
as Nick Moran
Carlotta Monti
as Priestess of Zar
Symona Boniface
as Arab Woman
Darby Jones
as Head Bearer
Al Kikume
as Warrior
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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Independent producer Sol Lesser presents a much inferior Tarzan to rival MGM's Tarzan serials.

Full Review… | April 5, 2012
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

More a curio than anything else.

August 29, 2006
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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