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Tarzan And His Mate

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Tookey's Rating
7 /10
Average Rating
7.56 /10
Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Neil Hamilton
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Directed by: Jack Conway, Cedric Gibbons
Written by: Howard Emmett Rogers, Leon Gordon from James Kevin McGuinnes's story and Edgar Rice Burroughs's characters

Released: 1934
Origin: US
Colour: BW
Length: 105

Tarzan (Johnny Weissmuller) and Jane (Maureen O'Sullivan) have their domestic bliss in the jungle interrupted by an old flame of Jane's from Mayfair (Neil Hamilton) who tries to get Tarzan to lead him to the elephants' graveyard, so that he and his friends can poach ivory.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Wildly improbable picture of jungle life, with O'Sullivan wearing surprisingly revealing costumes (this was before the Hays code) and assorted beasts behaving in a ludicrously domesticated manner. Usually counted the best Tarzan movie, it was the second in the famous series, following Tarzan The Ape Man (1932). Weissmuller continued playing the role and beating off all rivals, more-or-less annually, until Tarzan and the Huntress (1947).

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