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      Tarzan and the Valley of Gold

      1966 1h 30m Adventure List
      Reviews 7% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Tarzan joins the search for a kidnapped boy whose murdered guardian held the secret to a fortune in gold. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member One year after FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE and two years after two disastrous Jock Mahoney films, producer Sy Weintraub grafts Tarzan into a script with an international criminal seeking a fabled lost city of gold in Mexico. The sole purpose of the chimp, lion and jaguar in the film is to give a tenuous African reference point, as the script, right down to the Indiana Jones, ending, owes more to Ian Fleming than Edgar Rice Burroughs. That's not to say the film is not entertaining. It is, but it only works as a Tarzan film if you twist it one side and squint your eyes. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member It doesn't look like a Tarzan movie at all to begin with, or for the rest of the film really, with all the action taking place in Mexico, and our hero wearing a suit and tie when we first see him. After a while he's heading off into the Mexican dessert with a lion, a cheetah, and Cheetah substitute - a giant cola bottle kills a would-be-assasin too. Perhaps its strangeness is its most alluring feature! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member I was kind of confused when this film started because Mike Henry was wearing a suit and then has a shootout with some bad guys in a big city, because that did not seem anything like the Tarzan adventures I was expecting. However, Henry does quickly don a loincloth and goes back to the jungle with his cheetah and chimpanzee friends to fight some bad guys trying to find and exploit the titular valley of gold. Outside of "Tarzan and His Mate" I don't think there are any Tarzan films I'd say are great, but this one is definitely near the bottom of that heap. However, I did enjoy the corny Martin Denny Exotica inspired lounge "jungle" music, which did serve to add to the film's enjoyable absurdity. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member even color & panavision can't save this hot mess i think the worse Tarzan misadventure Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member No Jane and no cheetah....and no jungle hardly. Tarzan was given a revamp in the swinging sixties but you get Doc Savage crossed with the Men from UNCLE. Very poor. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Mike Henry gets to do more things as the Lord of the Apes in TARZAN AND THE VALLEY OF GOLD than any other Tarzan. First, he gets to wear a suit and tie and tote an attache case. Second, he gets to hurl a gigantic Coco-Cola bottle onto a sniper trying to kill him. Later, he slings a rope with two hand grenades attached to it into the rotor blades of a helicopter. Finally, he commandeers a tank and blasts away at the villains. Tarzan must rescue a little boy, Ramel, (Manuel Padilla, Jr.) from a thoroughly evil but wealthy international criminal, Augustus Vinero (David Opatoshu), who likes to surprises his adversaries by installing small explosive charges into wristwatches, rings, and necklaces and blow up people. Tarzan flies into Mexico and plunges into the jungles to find the boy. Most critics classify this TARZAN epic as being influenced by the James Bond adventures. TARZAN director Robert Day never lets the pace slow down, but some of the action in the finale is slack. The death scene of the villain is fitting. Mike Henry makes a good Tarzan who speaks in complete sentences. The film was lensed on location not far from Acapulco, at Plaza de Toros in Mexico City, at the Chapultepec Castle, the Teotihuacan ruins, and in the caves at Guerro. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Tarzan joins the search for a kidnapped boy whose murdered guardian held the secret to a fortune in gold.
      Director
      Robert Day
      Producer
      Sy Weintraub
      Production Co
      American International Pictures (AIP)
      Genre
      Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 13, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 30m