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      Tarzan Finds a Son!

      Released Jun 16, 1939 1h 30m Adventure List
      Reviews 61% Audience Score 250+ Ratings The ape man (Johnny Weissmuller) and Jane (Maureen O'Sullivan) find an infant, call him Boy (John Sheffield) and raise him as their own. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Enjoyable nonsense. Rated: B Apr 25, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Zinjx W Not named Korak but Boy, another good Tarzan movie. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/29/24 Full Review Audience Member It is a Classic. At the time it was barely passing the Censor board as Tarzan and Jane were not married so in order to add some depth they had to find a child whose parents had to die to pass censors. No child out of wedlock. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review kevin w More of the simple life, away from the choatic urban toil and struggle of modern civilization, and away to a secret escarpment hidden in darkest Africa, home to the king of the jungle. A plane crash provides the king and his mate a little rambunctious heir but Jane wonders if perhaps England is better for the child. The 4th of the series, still effective, still vibrant, even if Jane's whining gets aggravating. If only things could be as simple as life in the jungle! If only everybody could kill a rhino with just a Bowie knife! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Tarzan and Jane, Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan, find a baby in the jungle and raise it as their own. The baby grows up to be Johnny Sheffield, known as "Boy," and he thankfully has O'Sullivan as a mother, so he doesn't have to speak like a caveman as does his father, Tarzan. Boy swings from vines, plays with Cheetah, swims with elephants, and even get's captured by giant spiders. There's really not too much plot beyond that. I do suppose Tarzan entertains some great white hunters at his jungle home and also has to rescue some people from angry natives (what's a Tarzan film without some racist stereotypes), but that's about it for the plot. The main charm of the film is Tarzan and Boy in the jungle trees, rivers, and plains, which plays on the fantasies of the juvenile audience this film is targeting. The first couple Tarzan films were exciting adventure films that were not as overtly children's films (particularly the violent and rather risqué "Tarzan and his Mate"), but with the introduction of the Boy character, is series is now a straight up kids movie. Overall, even though this is a rather silly kids film, and adding a child to the series is a bit like Tarzan "jumping the shark," it's still a pretty enjoyable film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member not as good as the other ones. but still a fine Tarzan film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Watch it with a grin. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis The ape man (Johnny Weissmuller) and Jane (Maureen O'Sullivan) find an infant, call him Boy (John Sheffield) and raise him as their own.
      Richard Thorpe
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      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 16, 1939, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 1, 2016
      1h 30m