Tarzan's Secret Treasure

Synopsis: Tarzan's jungle home, and his family, Jane and Boy, are threatened by men greedy for gold.
Director(s): Richard Thorpe
  1 nomination.
81 min

Got him. Right on the nose.

It's all right. He had it coming to him.

He's always making trouble.

One of these days, Tarzan'll get mad...

and that'll be the end of Mr. Leopard.

Cheetah, don't get too rough.

He's only a baby.

You better stop, Cheetah.

If his mother shows up,

she'll eat your head off.

Tarzan's going for a swim.


Cheetah, stop teasing Buli.

Cheetah, I warn you now.

Stop teasing Buli.

I suppose they just wouldn't be happy

if they weren't wrangling all the time.

Buli happy, Cheetah happy, Jane happy...

Tarzan happy.

Tarzan, stop it.

Hey, look what I found.

Shiny stones. Real heavy ones, too.

Just right for my sling.

Boy, let me see those stones a moment.

- Where'd you find them?

- At the bottom of the pool.

They're gold.

- Gold nuggets.

- Gold?


Yes. Lumps of a very precious metal.

More nuggets up mountain. Big nuggets.

If people in the outside world

heard there was gold here...

they'd come swarming up here

like an army of ants.

Why, Mother?

Back in civilization, darling,

one can buy anything one wants with gold.


Buy? What's "buy"?

Well, supposing I have some fruit

and Tarzan's hungry...

Tarzan gives me the gold,

and I give him the fruit.

Tarzan hungry. Want dinner.

Cheetah's choking on the gold.

Gold no good. Tarzan get dinner.

And so you see, here when we want food...

Tarzan just goes out and catches it.

Mother, why do people in...


Yes, but why do they have to buy clothes,

food, and houses? Why?

Darling, I honestly don't know.

It's a problem they've been trying to settle

for hundreds of years...

and they haven't settled it yet.

At least they hadn't when I left.

What else do they have

in the civilization, Mother?

Lots of things.

There's the radio, for instance.

It's like a box, and you can hear

music and voices coming right out of it.

You mean the box can talk?

Not really. But the voices come out of it...

and it sounds as though

people were right there in the box talking.

Are the eggs done yet, Cheetah?

Not yet?

Tarzan, what lovely grapes.

Tell me some more

about civilization, Mother.

Then they have airplanes...

houses with wings that fly,

and they carry people through the air.

They go faster than anything

you've ever seen.

- Faster than Tarzan?

- Much faster. Faster than the wind.

Is civilization very far from here, Mother?

Now, darling,

just you forget about civilization.

Our world here is far more lovely

and exciting than the outside world...

I promise you.

Now, you run and get the caviar

from the refrigerator.

Good, the eggs are ready.

Here, Cheetah, take these

and cool them in the brook.

Doesn't this look cool and appetizing?

In the outside world, you'd have to pay

quite a lot of gold for this.

For fish eggs?

When the fish eggs happen to be caviar.

Now, Cheetah, you bring the eggs

over here, and no monkey business.

Cheetah, stop that.

No monkey business now, Cheetah.

Come on, Cheetah. Now, hurry up.

Cheetah, you've had enough grapes.

Come on, help with the dishes.

Gold's been used for lots of things.

But it's the first time I've seen it used

for chasing hyenas.

Jane like Tarzan?

What woman wouldn't like a husband

who brings her orchids?

There's a whole valley of orchids

just across the river.

I know, but out in civilization

they don't grow that way.

You have to be very rich to have them.

You don't realize what a very wealthy man

your father is.

Who? Tarzan?

Yes, he has everything

any man could want. Everything.

Tarzan have Jane.

You have Jane, all right.

You'll have me in a thousand pieces

if you're not careful.

That's for the orchid.

Let's walk over to

civilization tonight, Mother...

- before we go to bed.

- You've had a long and busy day.

You'll go home, say your prayers,

and go to bed.


Take these plates to the river

and wash them. And don't break them.

Remember, no juggling.

Buli, stop that.

Leave those dishes alone.

Bad Buli. You'll wake Tarzan. Come on.

Cheetah, go home.

Cheetah, you have to go home.

You'll have to go back, Buli.

You can't cross here.

You think you're smart, pretty cute,

don't you, the way you followed me?

Well, you can just go back with Buli.

Come on!

Hurry up, Cheetah! Hurry up!

Come on, Cheetah.

Stay there. I'll get you out.

That rhino was mad, all right, wasn't he?

You know where I'm going?

I'm going to civilization.

I'm going to buy an airplane.

I've got gold, see.

What did you say?

You mean friends.


Yes, friends. You, me, friends.

Like Cheetah and me.


What's your name?

Yes, what do they call you?

What does your mother call you?

My name's Boy.


That's right. Boy.

Tumbo. Boy.


That come from your village?


Why are so many people sick, Tumbo?

She's your mother, Tumbo, isn't she?


No, Tumbo, not juju. It's sickness.


Tell them I didn't bring the sickness.

I didn't do it.

Well, you're safe now, lad...

but what are you doing here

in the middle of the African jungle?

I live here, up on the escarpment.

Come on, Tumbo. Friends.

- Friends?

- This is Tumbo, he's my friend.

Nice work, O'Doul.

- What's the matter?

- He's fainted. Get some brandy.

Make it Irish whiskey, please.

Better make a run for it.

It's Tarzan!


Tarzan? Then there really is a Tarzan.

For years I've been hearing about him

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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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