Sunday, 4 December 2011

Tarzan and the Huntress (1947)

Tarzan and the Huntress (1947) was an adventure film that starred the late, great Johnny Weissmuller in his eleventh outing as Tarzan. Brenda Joyce makes the third of five appearances as Jane and Johnny Sheffield marks his eighth and final appearance as Boy. Patricia Morison and Barton MacLane co-star. The movie was produced by Sol Lesser and Kurt Nuemann, written by Jerry Gruskin and Rowland Leigh (based on characters created by Edgar Rice Burroughs) and directed by Kurt Nuemann. It was released on April 5, 1947.
TARZAN AND THE HUNTRESS 1947 Johnny Weissmuller RARE Lobby card 2 - Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan and the Huntress (RKO 1947).  Directed by Kurt Neumann.  Starring Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield, Patricia Morison, Barton MacLane.

Due to a shortage of animals in American zoos following World War 11, Tanya Rawlins (Patricia Morison), a big-game "huntress," Carl Marley (John Warburton), her financial backer and Paul Weir (Barton MacLane), a cruel trail boss, are given permission by King Farrod (Charles Trowbridge), to capture a male and female of each species of animal on his land.

In a subplot, Oziri (Ted Hecht), nephew to King Farrod, colludes with Weir to allow him to trap more animals than bargained for. He also has Weir's men kill King Farrod and his son, Prince Suli (Maurice Tauzin), in order for him to take over the throne. Farrod is shot in the back and killed, and Suli is thrown into a pit full of crocodiles, but, unknown to all watching, he lands on a hidden ledge and is knocked unconscious.

TARZAN AND THE HUNTRESS 1947 Johnny Weissmuller RARE Lobby card 4 - Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan and the Huntress (RKO 1947).  Directed by Kurt Neumann.  Starring Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield, Patricia Morison, Barton MacLane.

Boy (Johnny Sheffield) trades two lion cubs to the trappers for a flashlight. When Tarzan (Johnny Weissmuller) finds out, he returns the flashlight, retrieves the cubs, and calls all the animals from King Farrod's land across the river to his part of the jungle. When the hunters begin trapping on his side of the river, Tarzan and Boy sneak into their camp at night, take their guns and hide them in a cave behind a waterfall. They then begin to systematically release all the trapped animals from their cages.

Cheeta inadvertently reveals the location of the cache of weapons to Rawlins and her safari.

Prince Suli is able to make his way through the jungle, and is found by Tarzan. Tarzan, Boy and a herd of elephants defeat both the usurping nephew and the huntress, but the latter escapes onboard a plane.

TARZAN AND THE HUNTRESS 1947 Johnny Weissmuller RARE Lobby card 7 - Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan and the Huntress (RKO 1947).  Directed by Kurt Neumann.  Starring Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield, Patricia Morison, Barton MacLane.


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