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Tarzan the Fearless (1933)

Passed | | Action, Adventure | 11 August 1933 (USA)
In the African Jungle, a group of Europeans come across the fabled white man who was raised by apes. Tarzan takes an immediate liking to the blond Mary Brooks and rescues her during a nasty... See full summary »

Director:

Robert F. Hill (as Robert Hill)

Writers:

Edgar Rice Burroughs (story), Walter Anthony (dialogue editor)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Buster Crabbe ... Tarzan
Julie Bishop ... Mary Brooks (as Jaqueline Wells)
Edward Woods ... Bob Hall (as Eddie Woods)
Philo McCullough ... Jeff Herbert
E. Alyn Warren ... Dr. Brooks
Mischa Auer ... High Priest
Matthew Betz ... Nick
Frank Lackteen ... Abdul
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In the African Jungle, a group of Europeans come across the fabled white man who was raised by apes. Tarzan takes an immediate liking to the blond Mary Brooks and rescues her during a nasty storm. Not everyone in the party sees Tarzan as a friend and one of the safari guides, Jeff Herbert, has a written offer of £10,000 for anyone who can confirm that the ape man is dead. Mary's father disappears however, taken prisoner by those who guard the treasure of Zar. It's left to Tarzan to rescue him and the others who have been taken prisoner. Written by garykmcd

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Swings into hot action from the opening shot --- and thunders on its blazing way...from daring action to nerve-tingling thrill...from gripping suspense to startling climax! See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

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Trivia

The complete, original serial version is considered to be a lost film. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, Tarzan is swimming and then climbs out of the water. It is clear that he is wearing actual swimming trunks instead of the loincloth seen in other scenes. See more »

Quotes

Tarzan: [noticing the sun setting across the lake, he picks Mary up while lasciviously grinning] Night come!
[the scene fades he carries her to his cave]
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Alternate Versions

The serial was edited down to an 89 minute TV movie in 1964. See more »

Connections

Followed by Tarzan of Manisa (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Call of Tarzan
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Jerry Herst
Lyrics by Felton Kaufman and Bernie Grossman
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Buster Crabbe has the best Tazan yell
14 March 2014 | by WuchakkSee all my reviews

TAZAN THE FEARLESS (1933 B&W) features Olympic medal winner Buster Crabbe as Tarzan. On the plus side, Crabbe has the requisite physique for the role and his expressions are more developed than Johnny Weissmuller's blank look; in addition Crabbe has one of the best Tazan yells that I've heard (this is in contrast to another reviewer who panned it). After slaying a lion he lets out a near-bloodcurdling victory cry that well captures the scream as depicted by Burroughs in his books. On the down side, Crabbe wears a loincloth that is ridiculously skimpy on the backside, almost like the costumer was gay and wanted to flagrantly show-off Crabbe's buns. Another negative aspect is that this is a second-rate production compared to the Weissmuller films of the same era, no doubt the result of rival producers wanting to cash-in on the huge success of the Weismuller films.

GRADE: C


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tarzan the Invincible See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sol Lesser Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes) | (feature) | (feature)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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