Tarzan Escapes

1936 film by William A. Wellman, George B. Seitz, John Farrow, Richard Thorpe

Tarzan Escapes is a 1936 jungle adventure Tarzan movie. It is based on the fictional characters and concepts created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It is the third of the six MGM Tarzan movies starring Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan.

Tarzan Escapes
Directed byRichard Thorpe
John Farrow (uncredited)
James C. McKay (uncredited)
George B. Seitz
William A. Wellman
Written byCyril Hume
StarringJohnny Weissmuller
Maureen O'Sullivan
John Buckler
Distributed byMGM
Release date
  • November 6, 1936 (1936-11-06)
Running time
89 min.
CountryUnited States

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Captain Fry (Buckler), a hunter, captures Tarzan to put him on public display. Fry makes a deal with an unfriendly native tribe to give him food, canoes, and protection for the journey back to civilization. Fry's plan goes wrong when the natives capture Tarzan in his cage. Tarzan escapes with the help of elephants and Cheeta. Fry falls into a quicksand bog and dies. Tarzan and Jane are reunited at their treehouse.

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