Tarzan and His Mate

Synopsis: In the first sequel to Tarzan, the Ape Man, Harry Holt returns to Africa to head up a large ivory expedition. This time he brings his womanizing friend Marlin Arlington. Holt also harbors ideas about convincing Jane to return to London. When Holt and Arlington show Jane some of the modern clothes and perfumes they brought from civilization, she is impressed but not enough to return. Tarzan wrestles every wild animal imaginable to protect Jane but when he disallows the expedition from plundering ivory from the elephant burial grounds, it is he who takes a bullet from Arlington's gun. Jane eventually believes that Tarzan is dead but he is nursed back to health by the apes. As Jane and the returning expedition are attacked by violent natives, we wonder if Tarzan can rescue them yet again.
Genre: Action, Adventure
Director(s): Cedric Gibbons, James C. McKay, Jack Conway (co-director)
Production: MGM
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

I'm going to sit on top of the pile

with a gun and watch it grow.

Never thought I'd be in the same boat

as you financially.

You had to go broke to get me there.

- Quite a place you have here.

- How do you do, sir?

- This is Beamish. He runs the store.

- How do you do?

- Welcome, Mr. Arlington.

- Thank you.

Come this way, sir.

I've fixed a nice bath for you.

I fancied you could use one.

Amazing foresight, Beamish.

I could use three baths.

Well, well!

- Fresh from the Folies Bergre?

- That's enough water.

A ceremonial dance.

Something to do with fertility.

- Personal or agricultural?

- Both, I think.

They'll be heading backcountry tomorrow.

Did you bring the dresses and things

that I wrote for?

Everything. And a few extras.

I suppose you thought I was crazy.

So your lady turned you down

for a sort of a wild man from Borneo?

It's a bit fantastic, isn't it?

A well-bred English girl

living in the treetops...

- with a glorified native ape-man.

- Tarzan's as white as we are.

She's Parker's daughter.

She stayed behind when he died up there.

She's hit you pretty hard, hasn't she?

I'm in love with her,

if that's what you mean.

- Where shall I put these things?

- Over by the table.

Go on over there. Put it down easy, now.

Come on, now.

I'm beginning to understand

why you wanted Paris gowns.

Charm her back to civilization?

It's foolish, maybe...

but I thought

if she saw some of the latest dresses...

got the feel of silk, scent of perfume...

Women are funny

about things like that, you know.

Might remind her.

She's been up there nearly a year now.

Look here, Harry...

I've got everything I have in this.

Did you drag me out to Africa

to go after ivory or a woman?


- But if I can get the girl...

- Well, if that's the way...

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Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American fiction writer best known for his celebrated and prolific output in the adventure and science-fiction genres. Among the most notable of his creations are the jungle man Tarzan, the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter and the fictional landmass within Earth known as Pellucidar. Burroughs' California ranch is now the center of the Tarzana neighborhood in Los Angeles. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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