As in the last film Tarzan’s Peril this series is sliding back into the old tropes that made up the bulk of the Johnny Weissmuller films; white man enters jungles with nefarious reasons, Jane at some point will be endangered, then Tarzan will kill the villain and rescue Jane.
Though in this one Jane gets a death trap right out of a Saturday movie serial.
“Step One: Trick Tarzan Lord of the Jungle. Step Three: Profit.”
Not sure where this falls in under Child Labor Laws.
“We white jungle orphans have to stick together.”
“Tarzan, you have to stop bringing small boys home.”
“Just lay back and think of England.”
Tarzan must face off against intimidating stock footage.
A bearer will have a nasty encounter with a crocodile.
A long hike across the harsh African desert.
And of course the requisite angry cannibals.
Even cannibals are no match for hats of this caliber.
Grabbing the jewels, murdering the witch doctor, and running. Brilliant plan.
This film is called Tarzan’s Savage Fury but there really is no fury here, savage or otherwise. This was director Cy Endfield last film in the United States as he found himself under the gun of the House Un-American Activities Committee and was blacklisted in Hollywood, but he went on to make such fun films as Mysterious Island and Zulu, which is at least some small compensation.