Tag Archive: Johnny Weissmuller

Tarzan at the Movies: From Weissmuller to Disney

When Edgar Rice Burroughs first published Tarzan of the Apes back in 1912 film adaptations would have probably been the farthest thing from his mind, but one hundred years later movies are still being made about his most popular creation….
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Tarzan and the Mermaids (1948) – Review

Tarzan and the Mermaids would be Johnny Weissmuller’s twelfth and last outing as Edgar Rice Burroughs legendary Ape Man. Producer Sol Lesser, feeling that Boy had grown too old for the part of a Jungle Boy, had given Johnny Sheffield…
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Tarzan and the Huntress (1947) – Review

Tarzan and the Huntress is the last of the Tarzan films to feature Boy played by Johnny Sheffield, at the time of this picture’s release Sheffield was sixteen and producer Sol Lesser had come to the startling conclusion that maybe…
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Tarzan and the Amazons (1945) – Review

Jane is back! With the franchise’s move from MGM to RKO the series has had to do without the awesome Maureen O’Sullivan, explaining Jane’s absence with her being back in London helping with the war effort, but now she’s back…kind…
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Tarzan’s Desert Mystery (1943) – Review

With Tarzan’s Desert Mystery the series continues with the Ape Man’s jungle adventures for the war effort. Now Tarzan isn’t going out of his way to engage the Axis powers, they just keep crossing paths, and when you try and…
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Tarzan’s New York Adventure (1942) – Review

This would be the sixth and last installment of the MGM Tarzan movies starring Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O’Sullivan, and though Weissmuller would continue with the role over at RKO, Jane herself would vanish for a bit as Maureen O’Sullivan…
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Tarzan’s Secret Treasure (1941) – Review

In this fifth outing of the MGM series we find Maureen O’Sullivan’s Jane still shacked up with Johnny Weissmuller’s Tarzan on top of the Mutai Escarpment, but now with Johnny Sheffield’s Boy to bring some family values to the table.

Tarzan Finds a Son (1939) – Review

Tarzan and Jane having a son was certainly inevitable, Edgar Rice Burroughs introduced Jack Clayton the Son of Tarzan back in 1915, but for the movies MGM decided they couldn’t have the kid be a blood relation as Jane and…
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