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 Salon | Jungle love   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Tarzan and Jane are on their way to the States, to rescue their adopted son, Boy, from an evil circus promoter who's lured him away, and Jane has explained to her husband that he'll need to suit up properly for his first trip into civilization.
In 1934's "Tarzan and His Mate," Jane's head can't be turned by an old suitor who brings her dresses, silk stockings and perfume, certain he'll be able to remind her how impossible it is for a woman to live without such things.
If Tarzan lived in civilization, he'd be the kind of guy who'd always have to be reminded which fork to use, who'd always get hot dog relish all over his front, whose wife would surely have to pick out each and every one of his shirts.
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 Johnny Weissmuller -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Another son, Peter Weissmuller, Jr., was born in Windber on September 3, 1905.
In a total of twelve Tarzan movies, Weissmuller earned an estimated $2,000,000 and established himself as the best-known of all the actors who have ever portrayed Tarzan.
Although not the first Tarzan in movies (that honour went to Elmo Lincoln), he was the first to be associated with the now traditional ululating, yodeling Tarzan yell.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/j/jo/johnny_weissmuller.htm   (2028 words)

 Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)
Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) is the first feature-length talking (sound) version of the Tarzan series.
Jane demonstrates her knowledge about "why one never finds a dead elephant in the jungle." She describes the secret graveyard of the elephants: "...An elephant can always tell when death is coming for him.
After Tarzan carries her and swings her to another part of the treetops, he grabs her again and she screams repeatedly: "Let me go," but she cannot escape his powerful grasp.
www.filmsite.org /tarz.html   (1187 words)

TARZAN THE APE MAN finds Jane Parker (Maureen O'Sullivan) arriving in Africa to join her father James (C. Aubrey Smith) on an expedition to find the Elephant’s Graveyard and the wealth of ivory that it contains.
However, after Tarzan rescues her from a savage tribe of Pygmies, Jane decides that a less civilized suitor is the man the best man to have around in the jungle.
While Jane contemplates returning home, Tarzan is captured with the intention of putting him on display as some sort of circus wild man. You could say that the title sums up the plot of TARZAN FINDS A SON, as Tarzan and Jane adopt an in infant boy that survives a plane crash in the jungle.
www.thecinemalaser.com /dvd_2004/tc3242-dvd.htm   (1240 words)

 Scifilm -- Musings, TARZAN FINDS A SON! (1939)
Tarzan and Jane discover a baby who is the only survivor of an airplane crash, and the rear the boy as their own.
TARZAN AND THE AMAZONS, I really appreciate how this one still retains enough of the savagery that made the initial entries so appealing.
There are some powerful scenes here, particularly a moving moment when Tarzan has to keep a baby elephant from running to his mortally-wounded mother who is making her way to the elephant's graveyard.
www.scifilm.org /musings2/musing747.html   (171 words)

 Tarzan Movie Guide.com : The Weissmuller Films (1932-1948)
Tarzan and Jane track him down and must fight for his custody in court.
Tarzan battles a giant spider that has to be seen to be believed.......
Tarzan rescues four teachers, Boy, and Jane from the cult in a crashing finish.
www.tarzanmovieguide.com   (1140 words)

 Johnny Weissmuller
Even the author, Edgar Rice Burroughs, who created the character of Tarzan in his books, was pleased.
Weissmuller starred in six Tarzan movies for MGM with actress Maureen O'Sullivan as Jane.
His former co-star and movie son, Johnny Sheffield, said of him, "I can only say that working with Big John was one of the highlights of my life.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/j/jo/johnny_weissmuller.html   (1396 words)

 TARZAN FINDS A SON   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
On the way they are captured by hostile natives and after a breathtaking escape by “Boy,” Tarzan and the elephants rescue everyone.
The jungle lovers find a child whose parents were killed in a plane crash and fight his greedy relatives to adopt him in this diverting entry.
This was to be O'Sullivan's final appearance as Jane, but the end was reshot so she could return (in TARZAN'S SECRET TREASURE).
users.skynet.be /sky40152/tarzan4.htm   (170 words)

 GreenCine | product main - The Tarzan Collection: Tarzan and His Mate / Tarzan Finds a Son! (1934)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Most Tarzan enthusiasts consider 1934's Tarzan and His Mate to be the best of the Johnny Weissmuller-Maureen O'Sullivan Tarzan efforts.
Picking up where 1932's Tarzan the Ape Man left off, the film's plot is set in motion by avaricious ivory hunter Paul Cavanaugh, who arrives in the African jungle in search of the fabled Elephant's Graveyard.
Tarzan and His Mate was the last of MGM's "Tarzan" series to be targeted for a strictly adult audience: the remaining MGM Tarzans, made under stricter censorship guidelines, were geared for the whole family.
www.greencine.com /webCatalog?id=100098   (466 words)

Tarzan himself finally sensing a pattern of what happens when he and Jane humour tourists, our hero orders three travelers off the escarpment as soon as their "iron bird" touches down.
Chimpanzee Cheeta (she of the creepy-ass laugh) couriers said baby to Tarzan, who attempts to pacify his crying ward with a leg of meat and is inflexible when Jane proposes alternatives to Tarzan's name for the boy (Boy, natch).
Though Tarzan more or less abducts Jane, their compatibility is such that she refutes her father's claim that Tarzan belongs to the jungle when she's reunited with the caravan.
filmfreakcentral.net /dvdreviews/tarzancollection.htm   (2640 words)

 ERBzine 0620: Tarzan Finds A Son
Tarzan steals their guns at night and tosses them into a pool while Cheetah awakens the party by taking their photo with a camera he has found.
Tarzan and Boy, the great apes and an elephant herd.all race to the village to rescue the surviving members of the party.
Tarzan, the Missus consents to trip of the kid to the outside and accompanies the party through a savage tribe domain.
www.erbzine.com /mag6/0620.html   (3357 words)

 BUNKUM - Interview with Johnny Sheffield
Johnny Sheffield, son of actor/director Reginald Sheffield, was born April 11, 1931 in Pasadena, California.
"Tarzan's New York Adventure" involves the resourcefulness, and humanity of Tarzan; family and responsibility as the nucleus for human growth and happiness; the vulnerability of the family to outside influences of evil.
When circumstances compelled Tarzan to venture out across this world, he demonstrated his values by action and was willing to risk it all for his family.
www.tarzanmovieguide.com /sheffint.htm   (3984 words)

 Tarzan - Johnny Weissmuller >> German-Hollywood Connection
But it was Johnny Weissmuller's Tarzan in the Depression-wracked 1930s and on into the 1940s that proved most enduring.
Of the 48 Tarzan movies made since 1918 (authorized and not), the Romanian/Austrian-born muscular Olympic swimmer Johnny Weissmuller only appeared in an even dozen.
The “reel” Tarzan hardly spoke at all, much less the English, French, German, Swahili, “Ape” and Arabic of Burroughs' “real” Tarzan, unless you count “Ungawa!” – a phrase that apparently can mean almost anything.
www.germanhollywood.com /tarzan.html   (724 words)

 Amazon.com: Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942) : Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Tarzan's bemused reaction to a fl taxi driver, his takes on radio, indoor plumbing, and nightclubs, are priceless (and were recreated years later in Paul Hogan's wonderful 'Crocodile Dundee').
In the court case that follows Tarzan has a hard time trusting modern man's justice and when it is discovered that Boy is not the couple's natural son, and when Tarzan is accused of all kinds of breaches of the law he breaks free to find Boy himself.
Although his later Tarzan films at RKO would be in the "B" class, Weissmuller would always be regarded as the definitive Tarzan for generations to come and still comes to viewers minds automatically if the character is mentioned.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/6302605180?v=glance   (2060 words)

 DVD Savant Review: The Tarzan Collection
Although he is one of the movies' most-filmed characters, Tarzan's biggest smash was through Johnny Weissmuller at MGM where the Olympic swimmer's physique made ogling a national sport.
All that's lacking is Carol Burnett doing her imitation Tarzan yell, the yodeling cry that's one of the most recognizable sounds of the 20th century.
Tarzan the Ape Man is a terrific rape fantasy that shows lovely Maureen O'Sullivan (Hannah and her Sisters) tickled pink to be carried off by the big naked he-man, not to the Casbah but instead to a bug-infested nest high in the trees.
www.dvdtalk.com /dvdsavant/s1267tarz.html   (2043 words)

 AMCTV.com SHOW - Tarzan Finds a Son!
Tarzan - Over the years, no less than 10 beefcake actors have stripped to their loincloths to play Tarzan, but one remains etched in our memory: Olympic swimmer Johnny Weissmuller.
The first Tarzan, 1918's silent Tarzan of the Apes, was most faithful to Edgar Rice Burroughs's Lord of the Jungle.
And the movies were never short on action, with Tarzan often battling greedy poachers or hunters invading his territory.
www.amctv.com /show/detail?CID=4691-1-1   (222 words)

 Tarzan Finds a Son!
The bottom line is that "Tarzan Finds a Son!" is the second best of the Weismuller Tarzan films, behind 1934's "Tarzan and His Mate," bringing out a paternal streak in the Lord of the Jungle that becomes him.
No Tarzan film would be complete without its quota of villians and "Tarzan finds a Son" has a very exceptional list of fine character actors as supporting performers.
I like this film because it focuses more on the characters and their relationship as a family unit rather than on their relationship with the various jungle friends and threats which were growing wearisome by the time of this entry in the series.
www.jungleshop.com /6302605164/SID.html   (1398 words)

 Amazon.com: Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941) : Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The 1941 film "Tarzan's Secret Treasure" is the fifth of the twelve Tarzan movies featuring former Olympic swimming champion Johnny Weissmuller as the Ape Man. Weissmuller might not have been the definitive Tarzan, especially for anyone who read the original novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs, but he certainly ended up being the most memorable.
Of course, before Boy can find trouble, trouble finds him, in the form of Professor Elliott (Reginald Owen) and O'Doul (Barry Fitzgerald), a group of researchers eager to study the son of Tarzan, who happen to have a couple of villain in their midst in the form of Medford (Tom Conway) and Vandermeer (Philip Dorn).
I find the three movies with Boy to be the most action and fun for repeated viewings and Tarzan and His Mate to be the best overall film.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/6302605172?v=glance   (1199 words)

 Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Their son is found by Tarzan and Jane who name him Boy and raise him as their own...
Unable to convince Tarzan to let Boy go, she traps Tarzan in a grotto and turns Boy over to his family.
The Tarzan tree house is a lot of fun with all the modern jungle conveniences including a chimpanzee run fan and elephant operated elevator.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0032007   (381 words)

 ERBzin-e 013a: ERB Silver Screen Pt. 2
After Tarzan has been discovered by a British expedition which includes Jane, Tarzan has to decide to return to his English homeland or remain in the jungle.
As I recall the situation she is standing on a tree limb with Tarzan.
His three MGM Tarzans were run-of-the mill, but his two for Sy Weintraub through Paramount, marked a rebirth of the Tarzan character.
www.angelfire.com /trek/erbzine3/erbmo13a.html   (1850 words)

 Turner Classic Movies This Month Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
While Burroughs' tales had no moral viewpoint on Tarzan and Jane having a son of their own, Hollywood's Production Code was more leery of their somewhat nontraditional family arrangement.
(This would be the only time that the MGM Tarzan films would make a reference to Tarzan's aristocratic roots, a detail from Burroughs' novels.) The aircraft crashes in the proximity of Tarzan and Jane's jungle abode, leaving Lancing's infant son as the sole survivor.
His machinations lead to a betrayal of Tarzan by Jane, and the departing safari's capture by a savage tribe, setting up a rousing rescue attempt courtesy of Tarzan & Son.
www.turnerclassicmovies.com /ThisMonth/Article/0,,76277|76278|76283,00.html   (761 words)

Tarzan and the Slave Girl, soon to be released, has promises of being the best of the Sol Lessor productions....
There is a scene in which Tarzan, standing on a tree limb with Jane, pulls at Jane's scanty outfit and persuades her to dive into a lake with him.
Tarzan the Terrible was planned but the studio decided Merrill's voice wasn't right for talkies and the film was scrapped.
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 The Tarzan Collection on DVD Site
Tarzan And His Mate - Recently inducted by the Library of Congress into the National Film Registry, Tarzan And His Mate is considered one of the few Hollywood sequels that surpassed the original.
Tarzan Escapes - Jane's cousins try to convince her to claim a fortune bequeathed to her back in England.
Tarzan's Secret Treasure - Jane and "Boy" are kidnapped by evil villains who want Tarzan to lead them to a treasure in gold.
www.warnervideo.com /tarzan   (672 words)

 tarzan en jane
Tarzan, My Father is the authoritative biography of the most loved, and, for many, the only, Tarzan: Olympic swimming champion Johnny Weissmuller.
The Quintessential Tarzan and Jane -- Johnny Weissmuller and
Tarzan's peaceful and sheltered world is turned upside down by the arrival
users.skynet.be /sky40152   (251 words)

 Biography for Maureen O'Sullivan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The future jungle wife of Tarzan and mother of Mia Farrow was a schooldays classmate of Vivien Leigh at the Convent of the Sacred Heart at Roehampton (London).
A few years later she was signed by MGM, where she spent the bulk of her screen career playing virginal inge nues, and had substantial secondary roles in such classics as David Copperfield, Anna Karenina (both 1935) and Pride and Prejudice (1940), not to mention The Marx Brothers' A Day at the Races (1937).
She is best remembered, however, as Jane, the mate of jungle lord Tarzan, a role she first played with Johnny Weissmuller in Tarzan, the Ape Man (1932) and then reprised five more times, evolving in terms of costume (from preProduction Code scanties to a modified Mother Hubbard) and role (becoming stepmother to Boy).
us.imdb.com /name/nm0001577/bio   (1089 words)

 Amazon.ca: DVD: Tarzan Collection [4 Discs] [IMPORT]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Tarzan was to the 1930s what James Bond was to the 1960s -- a cultural phenomenon.
The first four films (Tarzan the Ape Man, Tarzan and his Mate, Tarzan Escapes and Tarzan Finds A Son) are of a cinematic perfection in exploring the exotic romance and adventure between these two characters.
But the final two installments ("Tarzan's Secret Treasure" and "Tarzan's New York Adventure") are idiotic derivatives of the formula in which the series not only shows its age but glaringly misrepresents the original vision of Boroughs' novel.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B0001NBLYA   (1289 words)

 ERBzine 1376: Tarzan Finds A Son! Colour Cards
The baby survives the crash and is rescued by apes and, eventually, Tarzan's comrade, Cheeta.
Austin and his wife, the woman with no first name played by Frieda Inescort, actually have good reason to not find their doomed relatives: if Boy's parents are dead, Austin stands to inherit the entire estate of Greystoke.
It doesn't take long for the Lancings to come across Tarzan, Jane, and Boy (who now, age 5, is played by John Sheffield), but none of them initially suspects the dark little secret that Jane hides from them.
www.erbzine.com /mag13/1376.html   (910 words)

 Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939)
In the wreckage, Tarzan finds a baby boy who, in a fit of inspiration, he names Boy.
As the parents are both dead and Boy is the only survivor of the wreck, Tarzan and Jane decide to adopt him.
It turns out that Boy is now Lord Greystoke, but Tarzan and Jane pretend that he is their son.
www.michaeldvd.com.au /Reviews/Reviews.asp?ID=5665   (978 words)

 Tarzan Finds a Son! [1939] @ EOFFTV
A young boy is orphaned when his parents are killed in a plane crash.
He's found by Tarzan and Jane who name him Boy and raise him as their own son.
Five years later, an expedition has come to Africa in search of the child who turns out to be the heir to a fortune.
www.eofftv.com /t/tar/tarzan_finds_a_son_main.htm   (141 words)

 Barnes & Noble.com - Tarzan Collection Starring Johnny Weissmuller -- Johnny Weissmuller - DVD
Subsequent series entries, beginning with Tarzan Escapes (1936), avoid such material in favor of family-friendly innovations like the couple's super-sized tree house -- outfitted with jungle equivalents of familiar household devices -- and increased footage for the antics of Cheetah, Tarzan's chimpanzee companion.
The trend toward domesticity continues in Tarzan Finds a Son (1939), with five-year-old Johnny Sheffield playing the titular tyke, orphaned in a plane crash and adopted by Tarzan and Jane.
The studio's final two series entries, Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941) and Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942), are quite up to the earlier films: a restive O'Sullivan, who wanted out after the fourth film, is just going through the motions and the once-lithe Weissmuller has gotten appallingly beefy.
video.barnesandnoble.com /search/product.asp?ean=12569599529&pwb=1   (385 words)

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