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      Tarzan Escapes

      Released Nov 6, 1936 1h 35m Adventure List
      71% Tomatometer 7 Reviews 60% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Heiress Jane's (Maureen O'Sullivan) relatives want her home, and their guide (John Buckler) wants the ape man (Johnny Weissmuller) in a circus. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews An above average film. Rated: B+ Aug 7, 2012 Full Review Bob Bloom Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN) begins the downward, juvenile trend of tarzan mgm movies. Rated: 2/5 Jun 21, 2007 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jul 14, 2005 Full Review Steve Crum Kansas City Kansan Formula Tarzan starring the best of the banana bunch. Rated: 3/5 Oct 16, 2004 Full Review Bill Chambers Film Freak Central Where the Tarzan series starts going south Rated: 2/4 Jun 29, 2004 Full Review Brandon Judell PopcornQ Rated: 3/5 Sep 19, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Zinjx W "Escapes" is so far the most violent with fun film in the series. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/29/24 Full Review kevin w If it's not broke, then don't fix it, so the saying goes, and MGM knew where their golden egg was. And so this, the 3rd in the series features all of the elements the public loved in the continuing ERB story a boy raised by apes who becomes king of the jungle. So there's oodles of vine-swinging, plenty of fights with exotic animals, treacherous "civilized" whites, hordes of bloodthirsty savages, as well as some "innocent" water frolic-ing and, of course, the famous yell. Jane considers returning to England temporarily is the source of the conflict here. Cheetah provides humor and a saving-the-day or two. "Cheetah! Uum-gow-wah!!" Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Certainly one of the better adventure films of the 1930's. Here Tarzan interacts more with people than he does the jungle he is lord over - which hurts the film overall. Some of the footage may even be from earlier films (alligators), and Jane never yodels either. Expect a Hollywood ending. All in all there may be slightly better emotional acting from Weissmuller in this film in spite of it being an adventure film for those looking to escape modern life for a little while. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member I'm more fascinated by the behind-the-senses aspects of this film, which is that the original cut of the film was deemed to violent and intense for audiences and was extensively recut and reshot, eliminating scenes such as an attack on Tarzan by vampire bats and other graphically violent moments. However, the film that remains is still quite good by Tarzan standards. Johnny Weissmuller returns at Tarzan and Maureen O'Sullivan is back as Jane. In this film a group of great white hunters want to put Tarzan on display for profit and entertainment. Tarzan does not like being captured and therefore, as the title suggests, must escape. The film is credited as being directed by Richard Thorpe, but John Farrow reshot much of the original film directed by James C. McKay . Farrow would later marry star O'Sullivan, who's daughter Mia Farrow wold become a movie star herself. George B. Seitz and William A. Wellman also reportedly worked on this film as well. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member We get to see a large slice of Tarzan's normal home life in this film in the series and it's not that different to the western world despite being in the jungle. Jane's prim and proper wife as well as posh speaking demeanour is the dominant force here and it could not look more out of place in the middle of nature at its most wild. The story itself is pretty bland. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Johnny Weissmuller is the preeminent Tarzan--Fastpaced and violent!! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Heiress Jane's (Maureen O'Sullivan) relatives want her home, and their guide (John Buckler) wants the ape man (Johnny Weissmuller) in a circus.
      Richard Thorpe
      Cyril Hume
      Production Co
      Metro Goldwyn Mayer
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 6, 1936, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2008
      1h 35m
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