Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1944)

Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1944)





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In this adventure, the jungle king takes on the Nazis. He also must deal with a Yankee showgirl, a few Bedouins, a giant spider, and even a few dinosaurs. Boy and Cheta assist until justice ensues and peace is restored.
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Nancy Kelly
as Connie Bryce
Otto Kruger
as Paul Hendrix
Joe Sawyer
as Karl
Robert Lowery
as Prince Selim
Frank Puglia
as Magistrate
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Critic Reviews for Tarzan's Desert Mystery

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I give it a pass for being so goofy and entertaining and irresistible.

Full Review… | August 7, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Tarzan's Desert Mystery

It's a steady, charming, old-fashion fun Tarzan movie. The plot isn't the best, the characters are a bit chalky, and the animal-companions do get a little annoying.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

Tarzan fights everyone in this movie, Arabs, Nazi's and even giant spiders. He must cross the desert to obtain a secret medicine. And Jane is away and Tarzan is running around with another girl in this movie, As far as Tarzan movies go its near the top, though the giant spider was a little cheap in appearance. 4 stars 3-28-12

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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I give this 8th Tarzan movie credit for breaking away from formula and trying some new things, but it's not one of the better episodes. It's interesting to see Tarzan, Boy and Cheetah the chimp leave the jungle and head out into the desert, but somehow their journey ends on King Kong's Skull Island. Not really, but it may as well be -- what is up with the large reptiles, man-eating plants, and giant spider? It seemed to come out of left-field. Nancy Kelly is a cool guest-star. Her self-serving (but still likeable) character is a refreshing switch from the doting females that populate these matinee movies. Cheetah the Chimp has a cute sequence where she goes around stealing men's turbans.

Scott Schirmer
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