30 October 2020 | ma-cortes
Very mediocre Tarzan movie in low budget with Buster Crabbe as daring Lord of the Jungle
Run-of-the-mill Tarzan movie dubiously faithful to Edgar Rice Burroughs , shot in short budget and financed by regular producer , Sol Lesser . The world-wide popularity of the Tarzan stories has prompted the author to tell, now for the first time , a new story of the Ape Man's strangest and most romantic adventures . Here Tarzan , Lord of the Jungle : barrel-chested Buster Crabbe , saves the damsel in distress , the blond Mary Brooks : Jacqueline Welles or Julie Bishop and helps the young girl to find her missing father . The latter falls into the hands of " the people of Zar , God of the Emerald Fingers" . Swing into hot action from the opening shot and thunders on its blazing way .. from daring action to nerve-tingling thrill... from gripping suspense to starting climax ¡.-
Adventurous and routine Tarzan movie with usual ingredients , such as : serial acrobatics , the vine swinging , angry natives taking prisoners and a lot of footage about wildlife . Of course , Tarzan fights enemies and animals , gives the famous cry of the bull ape and vine-swing . Backlot non-sense with good-looking , handsome Buster Crabbe as Lord of the Jungle and Jacqueline Welles as his beautiful partenaire and hammy supporting actors with plenty of opportunity to chew on scenario such as : Edward Woods , Philo McCullough and the usual comical player Mischa Auer . Stars Buster Crabbe , he is much better fared in the now campy Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers serials than in this average Tarzan film . Co-stars Jacqueline Welles who as Julie Bishop had a decent cinematic career , she plays the kidnapped damsel who seduces the dumb beast , and it is all great fun but really mediocre . Hollywood at its peak but no relation to Edgar Rice Burroughs's hero.
The picture was financed by producer Sol Lesser in short budget and to go on producing several Tarzan movies . As he financed the last films played by the best Tarzan , Johnny Weissmuller , such as : Tarzan's Triumph , Tarzan's desert Mystery , Tarzan and the Amazons, Tarzan and the Leopard Woman, Tarzan and the Huntress, , Tarzan and the Mermaids . Subsequently , Sol Lesser hired Lex Barker as Tarzan producing him the following ones : Tarzan's magic Fountain, Tarzan and the salvage girl, Tarzan's peril, Tarzan and the She- Devil , Tarzan's savage fury . After that, Lesser hired the muscle man Gordon Scott who acted in : Tarzan fights for his life by Bruce H. Humberstone , Tarzan's greatest adventure by John Guillermin, Tarzan and the Last Safari, Tarzan the Magnificent , and Tarzan and the Trappers directed by Sandy Howard and Charles Haas . This Tarzan the Fearless produced by Sol Lesser was regularly directed by Robert Hill. Rating 4.5/10 . Only for Tarzan movies completists and hardcore lovers of the classic personage written by Edgar Rice Burroughs .