Tarzan's New York Adventure

Synopsis: Circus owner Buck Rand kidnaps Boy to perform in his show. He forces a pilot to fly him, Boy and his animal trainer out of the jungle. Tarzan and Jane follow them to New York. At a trial over custody of Boy, Tarzan becomes violent and is jailed. With the help of the pilot's girlfriend Tarzan (who has since escaped, diving off the Brooklyn Bridge) finds the circus. He and the circus elephants complete the classic rescue.
Genre: Action, Adventure
Director(s): Richard Thorpe
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
71 min

What is it?

Cheetah must be seeing things.

What is it, Tarzan?

What is it?

Strange sound in sky.

Big. Far off.

- I don't hear anything.

- Tarzan hear.

- Cheetah hear. Elephants hear.

- I hear it.

- It's like a great wind coming.

- There!

Sounds like it's going to land.

White men no longer make safari.

Come through sky like vultures.

- Tarzan send men away.

- We'll see it.

Boy stay.

Tarzan's right, darling.

You better come with me.

Why doesn't Tarzan want strangers

on the escarpment, Mother?

Because he loves us

and wants to protect us.

When strangers come from outside,

they always cause trouble.

They're always seeking something.

- Something? But what, Mother?

- Well, for instance, gold.

There's lots of yellow stones in the river.

Tarzan says he doesn't want them.

But when they find them,

they lose their reason.

They do terrible things.

They even destroy each other.

Cheetah! Now, stop that at once!

Well, it serves you right.

What's the matter?

Escarpment, juju, bwana.

Escarpment taboo.

Escarpment taboo, your grandmother.

Tell your pals we're here to trap lions.

We'll get them.

Place kind of gives me

the willies too, Buck.

Queer, wasn't it? The way it suddenly

shot up above the clouds?

Another couple of feet,

we'd smack right into it.

- Still looks like Africa to me.

- I know, but try and find it on the map.

Gentlemen! We're in luck.

The place is alive with lions!

- Tracks everywhere!

- Good.

I figured those were lions

I saw from the air.

Bwana, juju-man come.


The ape-man they talked about

back at the settlement.

Then it's true, he's not a myth.

- Hey! What's the idea?

- Gun no good!

- Men go!

- Wait a minute!

- You think you run Africa?

- Take it easy, Buck.

This is his neck of the woods.

Now, gentlemen, gentlemen,

we're forgetting.

I think introductions are in order.

My name is Manchester Mountford,

the world-famous animal trainer.

This is Mr. Jimmie Shields,

our pilot.

This gentleman is Mr. Buck Rand,

well-known hunter and animal man.

See, we've come from America

to fetch lions.

- Men go!

- Oh, we can't very well right now.

It'll be dark. I don't fly through

strange country at night.

We'll have to wait until morning.

Tomorrow sun make new safari.

When shadow come between sticks,

men go!

I suppose he means when the tall stick's

shadow pulls back to the short stick.

All right, get back to work.

Be finished in just a minute, Cheetah.

There, finished.

I think Tarzan would like some plums

for breakfast.

- That's pretty.

- For Boy. Spear fish.

It's a good idea. He'll love it.

It'll take his mind off the aeroplane.

Thank you, Cheetah.

Oh, those are nice plums.

Tarzan, what were those men like?

One man bad. Other man funny.

- And the third man, what was he like?

- Third man make iron bird fly.

Maybe good. Understand Tarzan.

Oh, I won't be happy until I see

that plane flying away in the morning.


Did you see my airplane?

Did you? Did you see it fly?

Looks like the airplane we saw.

Boy, look what Tarzan has made you.

For Boy. Spear fish.

- Where're we going? The jungle?

- No. Down mountain. Big waterfall.

If we went in the jungle,

we might see the airplane.

- Just pass by, I mean.

- Airplane leave with sun.

- It won't leave during the night?

- No, darling.

This is strange country.

They wouldn't fly at night.


- Boy sleep now. Spear fish tomorrow.

- All right, Tarzan. Good night.

- Good night, Mommy.

- Good night, darling.

I wish I could get just one look

at the airplane.

Maybe I could make one like it myself.

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Myles Connolly

Myles Connolly (October 7, 1897 – July 15, 1964) was an author and a Hollywood screenwriter/producer. more…

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