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Tarzan and the Slave Girl

1950 1h 14m Adventure List
Reviews 17% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
A band of lion worshippers captures Tarzan in a desperate attempt to find a cure for the malady plaguing their village. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member This Tarzan installment seemed particularly goofy, with Tarzan, Lex Barker in his second outing as the Lord of the Jungle, finding himself at odds with a pointy hat wearing cult who capture Tarzan's slave girl friends. The silly looking costumes, the strange temples, the scantily clad women made this installment feel more like a Flash Gordon serial than it did a Tarzan jungle adventure film. It's not bad and I'm sure it would still appeal to kids and adults who enjoy the other Tarzan films, but the story and action here seemed incongruous and far afield from prior films or the Edgar Rice Burroughs source material. At least this one did not prominently feature racist stereotypes of African native people. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A slightly above average Tarzan film with Lex Barker giving the jungle hero a more youthful appearance in his second outing following on from Johnny Weissmuller. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Rather bland offering on the Tarzan series. Lex Barker was a poor sub for Weissmuller to be honest Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Tarzan and the Slave Girl (1950) -- [6.0] -- A secret civilization is dying of a mysterious disease, so they start kidnapping women to repopulate! Lex Barker swings into action in his second outing as Tarzan, determined to rescue Jane (Vanessa Brown) and a lustful, headstrong nurse (Denise Darcel) from the kidnappers. Cheeta the Chimp's antics are thankfully kept to a minimum (though he does get drunk in a scene) and Darcel's performance is wonderfully kooky and over-the-top (think Charo on steroids). Brown is dull in her single outing as Jane, and the climax relies on help from the elephants... again. But Barker's good, the action is well-paced, and for a serial matinee sort of movie, it ain't half-bad. Favorite scene is a ridiculous cat-fight between Darcel and Brown. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Typical Tarzan stuff with lost city, lion pit, machetes in the jungle, etc. However, this gets 4 stars for the performance of Denise Darcel as the French firecracker nurse Lola who steals the movie away from Tarzan, Jane, and the tiresome Cheeta. Darcel looks like she could beat up everyone in the film, Lex Barker's Tarzan included. She has a real French accent thicker than Pepe Le Pew, and always speaks her mind, even telling Jane she better keep an eye on Tarzan when Lola is around. She also get points for being the only pre-1970s woman to do anything useful in a fight with a man in a movie. Looking Darcel up on the IMDB, I see that supposedly she rejected the advances of Howard Hughes and Columbia Pictures head Harry Cohn, and that was that. She ended up as a card dealer in Vegas. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Lex Barker may have looked the part to play Tarzan after the one and only Johnny Weissmuller, but, the actress playing Jane is low-rent. It could have been worse. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A band of lion worshippers captures Tarzan in a desperate attempt to find a cure for the malady plaguing their village.
Director
Lee Sholem
Producer
Sol Lesser
Production Co
Sol Lesser Productions
Genre
Adventure
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 19, 2017
Runtime
1h 14m