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March 1, 2016
Tarzan out of his jungle makes for a slightly refreshing storyline which amuses in places. First of all he's in a suit, and secondly he brings Cheetah!
½ July 13, 2015
last Tarzan pic ends with whimper not a bang
October 19, 2014
great Tarzan film. much better then the last 2 before it.
½ July 13, 2014
This was the last of the MGM Tarzan movies. It's more of a comedy than an adventure film. All the previous Tarzan movies never had Tarzan leaving the fictional escarpment that he lived on in Africa. All the other Tarzan clichťs are in this movie but they go to New York where Tarzan gets to jump from roof top to roof top until he gets to the Brooklyn Bridge where he dives into the river. That should have killed him but this is Tarzan and he survives without a scratch. I saw this movie many times on TV when I was a kid. One of the Oklahoma City TV stations used to show old Tarzan movies on Saturday afternoon right after all the Saturday morning cartoons. This one got repeated many times. When this movie was made New York was still a classy place and was the United States' front door to the world. There are a few stereotype black characters in the movie. They're there to get a comic reaction from Tarzan who thinks they are the natives from his African jungle. Most of the comedy is provided by Cheetah. I doubt that even in 1942 you could just walk around New York with an unrestrained chimpanzee much less board an airplane and walk into the country with an unregistered chimp. I'll bet this movie is so politically incorrect today that they wouldn't show as a kid's TV show.
August 14, 2012
Silly "Crocodile Dundee" fish-out-of-water story is a welcome change of pace for the series. Tarzan, Jane and Cheetah go to New York to find the kidnapped Boy. This was also the last appearance in the series by Maureen O'Sullivan as Jane, who is sorely missed in the subsequent films.
March 23, 2012
This was pushing the limits of fandom. The jungle of Manhattan is not even close to the real jungle.
May 14, 2011
Ridiculous, but fun enough adventure. It's neat seeing New York as it was in the 1940s.
March 13, 2011
This was pushing the limits of fandom. The jungle of Manhattan is not even close to the real jungle.
December 3, 2010
Muutama aiempi osa alkoi toistaa jo liikaa samoja juttuja mutta tässä saatiin vähän piristystä kun sijoittui tutuksi käyneen viidakon sijaan betoniviidakkoon.
September 16, 2010
One of the best of the Tarzan series, this is lots of fun, especially seeing Cheetah run amok in a hotel suite with Jane's toiletries!
March 8, 2010
Although it touts the adolescent antics of a typical Tarzan outing, ‚??Tarzan Escapes‚?? director Jerry Thorpe's "Tarzan's New York Adventure" amounts to more than the usual vine mess, with chimpanzee Cheetah stealing every scene in sight. Indeed, "Tarzan's New York Adventure" qualifies as an amusing but exciting fish-out-of-water fable with the Lord of the Apes winging his way in ‚??an iron bird‚?? with Jane to the Big Apple to rescue Boy from the clutches of a villainous circus promoter. The sixth installment in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer franchise, with Olympic swimmer Johnny Weissmuller as the eponymous character with pretty Maureen O'Sullivan at his back (in her final "Tarzan" opus), is exhilarating stuff. Clearly a notch above prior "Tarzan" fare, ‚??Tarzan‚??s New York Adventure‚?? confronts the Ape Man with interesting challenges, such as his spectacular dive off the Brooklyn Bridge. While it ranks as little more than a nimble black & white, B-picture lensed on the studio backlot, with some convincing rear-screen projection, but this "Tarzan" tale stacks up one surprise after the other in rapid succession, with Thorpe paring everything down to a trim 73 minutes. Scenarists Miles Connolly of "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," Gordon Kahn of "A Yank on the Burma Road, and William R. Lipman of "Little Miss Marker" supplement this Edgar Rice Burroughs' inspired epic with an insightful commentary that compares the simple-minded morality of the African jungle, where Tarzan and his family reside in modest comfort, with the corruption of contemporary American society. In a sense, "Tarzan's New York Adventure" emerges as a sort of science fiction saga with its ethnologic exploration of the rural world of remote African with urban world of New York City. Of course, untamed Africa bristled with many dangerous four-legged beasts, but these animal predators cannot rival the predatory humans of New York City. Meantime, it is hilarious to watch Tarzan decked out in a double-breasted suit and tie. Several decades would elapse before Tarzan would don such civilized apparel in director Robert Day's "Tarzan and the Valley of Gold" (1966) toplining former Pittsburgh Steelers player Mike Henry.
½ December 20, 2009
Tarzan goes to New York to rescue Boy from a greedy circus owner. It's funny to see Tarzan out of his natural environment and in a modern concrete jungle..
½ December 12, 2009
Boy, is Cheetah annoying. There's some nice moments in this film that has Tarzan and Jane go to the Big Apple to rescue Boy, who has been kidnapped by circus owners because of his ability to communicate with the animals. Cheetah has a scene in Tarzan's New York hotel room where he goes through all Jane's civilized things from face powder to lingerie that is as funny as it is endless. This film also could have been over a lot sooner if Boy had resonded to Tarzan's call the way he does later the FIRST time he hears it. But then they'd might have had to extend Cheetah's scenes to fill the time.
½ July 21, 2009
This, the final Weissmuller MGM Tarzan film, is pure fun. Cheeta steals the show in every scene.
½ December 26, 2008
This is one of the strongest entries in the Tarzan franchise which starred ex-Olympian Weissmuller who is the quintessential Lord of the Jungle. Good enough to spend 71 minutes on a lazy rainy weekend afternoon. Cheetah provides great comic relief.
December 10, 2008
The series redeems itself by trying something new and doing it with tight, efficient storytelling, truly mean bad guys (an excellent Charles Bickford), and almost no recycled footage. It's still about greedy white men (Americans this time) but the treasure they seek is Boy, and Tarzan gets pretty steamed when he has to go all the way to civilization to get him back. It relies too much on Cheetah for humor, but the movie is a winner.
½ October 17, 2008
This sixth Tarzan outing is admirable for at least putting a major spin on things. The fish-out-of-water angle is often a good way to go once your characters are firmly established. Not as good as the first 4, but better than the 5th.
September 3, 2008
Il y a quelque chose de King Kong dans ce film. Tarzan a New York m'a permis de me reconcilier avec le fils de Tarzan. Qui s'appelle Boy, tout simplement.
½ June 21, 2008
This is a good movie
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