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 wouldn't trust myself in that jungle

if it was me, sir.

Well, I will.

We'll leave as soon as we can

after Arlington gets here.

- What time is it?

- 2:
30 p. m.

What? Then I've got to go down

to meet the boat.

Mr. Arlington can have this room

when he arrives. I'll use the lean-to.



I remember the last time

I was given those orders.

It was when Mr. Parker told me

to get that room ready for Miss Jane...

the day she arrived.

She stood right in front of that mirror,

putting cold cream on her face.

Right where you're standing now.

Beamish, I want you to get Saidi

to fix up a bath for Mr. Arlington.

Yes, sir.

- He'll want one as soon as he gets here.

- Righto.

Thank you.

- These are my private quarters.

- Sorry, we didn't mean to intrude.

There was nobody in the store,

so we came here.

If you want to buy anything,

Beamish will handle it.

Yes, indeed, we have some lovely things.

Mrs. Cutten was mad about them.

No, we just dropped in for a chat.

That's rather a large safari

you're organizing for a hunt.

I haven't time to talk about it now.

I've to meet the boat.

- Sorry.

- Later, perhaps.


- Couple of nice lads.

- Yes, very.

Keep your eye on the store, Beamish,

while I'm away.

You can depend upon me, sir.

- Hiya, Mr. Holt!

- Hello, Edward.

Where's Mr. Arlington?

This is his luggage,

but I think he's in his cabin.

- Have some boys take it to the store.

- This minute, sir.


Say, boy, which one is Mr...

- Martin!

- Well, Harry, you old devil!

I thought you'd never get here.

- Easy.

- Softening up a bit?

Wait till I've been here a week, man.

Lip rouge.

Better go back in your room

and clean up a bit.

Just a minute. That's not my room.

This is my friend Mr. Holt.

- Madame Feronde, Harry.

- How do you do?

- Charmed, sir.

- Here it is!

- Monsieur, I found your bag.

- Thanks very much.

This is Madame Feronde's husband.

My friend Mr. Holt.

How do you do?

Any friend of Monsieur Arlington,

we are so pleased to meet.

My wife says she will never forget

the funny stories he's told her.

- Goodbye. Hope you have a nice trip.

- Thank you. Goodbye.

Goodbye, Mr. Feronde. Goodbye, Madame.

Au revoir.

- I'm having your things sent for.

- Good.

- Au revoir.

- Goodbye.

Charming fellow.

- How was the trip?

- It had its moments.

- Same old Arlington.

- What do you mean, old?

- Mr. Arlington, I presume.

- Yes.

- This is Henry Van Ness.

- This is my friend Tom Pierce.

How do you do?

Mr. Holt tells us

you're going after a leopard.

Yes, and some rhino, too.

A bit of hunting, anyway.

- Van Ness and I got some leopard lately.

- We'll drop in and talk about it sometime.

- If you don't mind.

- No, not at all.

Tomorrow night.

You're not leaving before then?

We'll still be here. Come along, Martin.

Who are they?

They got wind of what we're after,

and they wanted in with us.

Four white men might be better than two

on this trip.

You don't know those fellows, Martin.

If four of us start out and we found

the ivory, only two would get back...

and they wouldn't be us.

- That kind?

- Exactly.

- What'd you tell them?

- I played dumb.

Said that you were wealthy

and financing a hunting trip.

- Anyway, the wealthy part was true.

- Think so? I'm dead broke, Harry.

- So is the Bank of England.

- No, really. I'm stony.

I've staked my last penny

on this pipe dream of yours.

- It had better be good.

- You're not serious!

I am. I've lost everything.

It's left me with an obsession

to get it all back.

Anyhow, as long as I get it.

But when I do...

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)

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…

All Edgar Rice Burroughs scripts | Edgar Rice Burroughs Scripts

(0 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Discuss this script with the community:



    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


    "Tarzan and His Mate" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 2 Feb. 2023. <https://www.scripts.com/script/tarzan_and_his_mate_19406>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!

    Browse Scripts.com

    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.