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the current of time got him.
most people view the tarzan johnny Weissmuller played as accidental comedic..lacking personality..bland. 9 movies as the character in 16 years..not bad..for a so called non actor..people accused of phoning in his performance. before 1932..he was the greatest swimmer who ever lived.by 1938..some people thought he was a joke.all these years later..people still flog the image. well..for what it is worth.. he is still the most famous version of tarzan and the best.his last story as the character should be treated like a jazz funeral..an irish wake..a Viking send off..and any other multi cultural image of mourning and celebration..so no culture or person is left alone. the bad man..or the good man is gone. his sins ..if any ..as the character..in that fictional world..laid bare to witness. damn or praise what you saw in those 9 movies ..covering 16 years. if you honestly think ..someone else could play the character better.. I respectfully say.. I really would like for them to do it..if they are good enough. it just might be more difficult than some people might think.
This one's All Wet!
Johnny Weissmuller's last Tarzan film is a pretty mundane adventure with a lot of padded scenes and unneccesary songs. Johnny himself had gotten pretty hefty and doesn't look too convincing as the King of the Jungle.Brenda Joyce is as lovely as ever,sporting her sexy two piece outfit again. Newcomer Linda Christian is also nice to look at.The film doesn't pick up steam until the climax when Tarzan makes a spectacular cliff dive and saves Jane and Co. from death at the hands of the phony god.Strictly of interest as a curio of Weissmuller's last go round as Tarzan.
Tarzan takes a vacation in Mexico
This last Weissmuller Tarzan movie is unlike all the previous movies, it has a lot of singing done by a guy named Benji that is rather corny. It also is filmed in Mexico and uses many of the locals as the Aquatanians, you will see diving from the cliffs of Acapulco and temple ruins used. One thing to watch for is the cliff dive that Tarzan does, in real life a stunt double did that and lost his life in the filming.Another curious thing is Tarzan wears sandals in parts of this movie, sometimes they are on and sometimes missing! There is also a fight with an octopus. You will also notice Cheetah is much smaller that earlier monkeys used.For Tarzan fans this one is worth a look but if it probably the weakest of the 12 movies that Weissmuller did. I think they should have titled this movie Tarzan takes a Vacation in Mexico as that is how it appears.
Tarzan And The Mermaids Should Have Drowned
- Chris B.
As it's if Tarzan, Jane and Boy aren't incredible enough, this film forces us to believe that Tarzan has moved somewhat closer to sea level in this last sequel to the Tarzan series of films. A new cast member, Benji, the Calypso singing mailman has arrived along with the Aquatanians, a tribe of South Pacific like people who believe in "Balu" the God that comes alive whenever possible. What more is there to say? It's unbelievable from start to finish!
Tarzan, and Jane move to the sea shore
That could have been the title of the film, shot on location in Acapulco Mexico, this was Weissmuller's last Tarzan film (he would next to the Jungle Jim films/TV show, and then played himself in his last three jungle films as a Jungle Jim like hero. and the film Swamp Fire as his only non jungle role),( but it did take place in the swamps of Lousiana).Weissmuller fell in love with Acapulco and lived most of the rest of his left there. Brenda Joyce would continue as Jane in one more Tarzan film with new Tarzan Lex Barker.In this film Boy is off to England for school, and Tarzan, and Jane are living near the sea now, in what looks like retirement, and then comes adventure. This is a great end to the Weissmuller series, and has music, and on location beauty (a shame it's not in color). The film also introduces actress Linda Christian to film goers, in one sad note a cliff diver, diving for Weissmuller (the studio would not let him do the dive, even though he wanted to) was killed making the high cliff dive. Weissmuller for generations became Tarzan, he brought the Tarzan character to world wide fame, was a close personal friend of Tarzan writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, and when Weissmuller died as his coffin was lowered by his request his Taran cry was played three times.Johnny Weissmuller well reign as the Cimema's King of the Jungle.