Tarzan's Desert Mystery Reviews

  • Jun 02, 2018

    Tarzan and Boy meet a magician entertaining troops in North Africa, Nancy Kelly, on her way to warn a sheik about evil Nazi plans to steal horses. Tarzan and Boy are wrongfully put in jail for stealing the horses, but break out to stop the evil Nazi plan. It's the usual Tarzan nonsense you'd expect, but it's all quite enjoyable, which includes giant lizards, killer spiders, and a man-eating plant. Top that all off with Hollywood WWII propaganda and this is something of a bizarre must-see film for it's era. Otto Kruger also appears in the film (as a Nazi, of course).

    Tarzan and Boy meet a magician entertaining troops in North Africa, Nancy Kelly, on her way to warn a sheik about evil Nazi plans to steal horses. Tarzan and Boy are wrongfully put in jail for stealing the horses, but break out to stop the evil Nazi plan. It's the usual Tarzan nonsense you'd expect, but it's all quite enjoyable, which includes giant lizards, killer spiders, and a man-eating plant. Top that all off with Hollywood WWII propaganda and this is something of a bizarre must-see film for it's era. Otto Kruger also appears in the film (as a Nazi, of course).

  • Jan 07, 2016

    Aside from the exaggerated storyline, there's some strange animals and fauna in this one that don't exist in the modern world!

    Aside from the exaggerated storyline, there's some strange animals and fauna in this one that don't exist in the modern world!

  • May 30, 2015

    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.

    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.

  • Bruce B Super Reviewer
    Apr 04, 2012

    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

    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

  • Oct 03, 2011

    Mildly entertaining Tarzan flick. It is kind of neat to see Tarzan in a desert location. Cheetah the Chimpanzee is funny as usual. The story wasn't that absorbing.

    Mildly entertaining Tarzan flick. It is kind of neat to see Tarzan in a desert location. Cheetah the Chimpanzee is funny as usual. The story wasn't that absorbing.

  • Jun 19, 2011

    Cheta steals turbans, elephants rescue Tarzan from a man-eating plant, and a giant spider devours the Nazi villain!

    Cheta steals turbans, elephants rescue Tarzan from a man-eating plant, and a giant spider devours the Nazi villain!

  • May 24, 2011

    A innocent chorus girl is sentenced to be hanged, but not if the Ape Man can help it. The 8th film starring Johnny Weissmuller as he leaves his jungle lair with Boy and Cheeta for the desert in search of rare flower to send to Jane to cure wounded soldiers in this classic adventure.

    A innocent chorus girl is sentenced to be hanged, but not if the Ape Man can help it. The 8th film starring Johnny Weissmuller as he leaves his jungle lair with Boy and Cheeta for the desert in search of rare flower to send to Jane to cure wounded soldiers in this classic adventure.

  • Sep 18, 2010

    Entertaining adventure with Tarzan and Boy crossing the desert to find the 'fever medicine jungle' inhabited by stock footage of enlarged reptiles and a giant spider! A plot involving a foreign agent and the murder of a Sheikh's son fill out the 67 minutes. Nancy Kelly replaces Maureen O'Sullivan, this time Jane is nursing sick soldiers, as a travelling magician on a secret mission for a neighbouring sheikh.

    Entertaining adventure with Tarzan and Boy crossing the desert to find the 'fever medicine jungle' inhabited by stock footage of enlarged reptiles and a giant spider! A plot involving a foreign agent and the murder of a Sheikh's son fill out the 67 minutes. Nancy Kelly replaces Maureen O'Sullivan, this time Jane is nursing sick soldiers, as a travelling magician on a secret mission for a neighbouring sheikh.

  • Apr 18, 2010

    In a nice continuation of the Jane away in London arc tarzan must cross the desrt to retrieve the fever medicine he used on Boy a few movies back (i never realised they had such continuity until i watched them in order) to help aid suffering soldiers that Jane is tending as a nurse. a nice chnage of scenery and some fun with cheetah all add up to a great matinee movie. there is some mad stuff with giant lizards and spiders but this just adds to the enjoyment.

    In a nice continuation of the Jane away in London arc tarzan must cross the desrt to retrieve the fever medicine he used on Boy a few movies back (i never realised they had such continuity until i watched them in order) to help aid suffering soldiers that Jane is tending as a nurse. a nice chnage of scenery and some fun with cheetah all add up to a great matinee movie. there is some mad stuff with giant lizards and spiders but this just adds to the enjoyment.

  • Dec 20, 2009

    Disappointing entry in the Tarzan series.

    Disappointing entry in the Tarzan series.