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Tarzan and the Mermaids (1948)

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The "mermaids" are really tribal pearl divers in this diverting Tarzan adventure. Their livelihood is threatened by an evil white trader, who sets himself up as a "god." With the help of lovely diver Linda Christian, Tarzan defeats the wicked despot, but not before several underwater battles.

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Cast

George Zucco
as Palanth
Edward Ashley
as Commissioner
Matthew Boulton
as British Inspector-General
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Critic Reviews for Tarzan and the Mermaids

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The 12th and final time Johnny Weissmuller, the original Tarzan, played the jungle man.

Full Review… | June 27, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Tarzan and the Mermaids

Johnny Weissmuller's final Tarzan movie is an inauspicious affair that often feels more like a theme park stunt show than a matinee movie. Johnny Sheffield's Boy is missed, and Cheetah appears to have been replaced with a much younger chimpanzee. The movie takes place outside the jungle in a seaside community of 'Aquaticans' who worship a false god. It might have well been called "Tarzan Goes to Hawaii". While not entirely without charm, the movie is darned annoying at times, thanks largely to the inclusion of the Benji character who insists on belting out asinine tunes that reiterate the plot.

Scott Schirmer
Scott Schirmer

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