Tarzan and the Lost Safari

Synopsis: Tarzan leads five passengers from a downed airplane out of the jungle. En route white hunter Hawkins tries to sell them to the Oparian chief. Captured by the Oparians and nearly sacrificed to their lion god, the party is again save by Tarzan.
86 min

"Tarzan and the Lost Safari"

Gordon Scott, Robert Beatty,

Yolande Donlan, Betta S. John,

Wilfrid Hyde White

with George Coulouris, Peter Arne,

Orlando Martins, and Cheta

Screenplay by Montgomery Pittman

and Lillie Hayward

Director of Photography:

C. Pennington Richards

Music composed by Clifton Parker

Executive Producer: N. Peter Rathvon

Produced by John Croydon

Directed by Bruce Humberstone

Good morning, everybody.

May I have your attention, please?

We are now flying at an altitude

of 7,000 ft. with an air speed of 200 mph.

We are scheduled to reach Cairo at 7:50 PM.

Breakfast will be served momentarily.

You may order a la carte.

This is your hostess, Ms. Gamage Dean.

Oh, Gamage, why won't you quit

clowning around?

All right, Carl, you may have your orders.

What'll you have for breakfast?

Some as yours, dear girl:

a double Alka-Seltzer.

I know just how you feel. What about

our distinguished society columnist?

Hey, Doodles, what do you usually take

the morning after?

Do you think you could find me

a little spot of spirits?

I'll take it up to our pilot.

That girl will never change.

Dick, is it okay if I slip Doodles a drink?

No dice. Try to settle for a couple

of Aspirins. Diana knows where they are.

Oh, and have her bring me a cup

of black coffee on a double, will ya?

Diana? Your dream boy would like

a cup of black coffee. On the double.

-- Is she still burning?

-- Apparently.

Gamage, will you get me some more ice?

Hey, Carl. Take a look of what Doodles

has to say about your daughter's wedding.

Just 36 hours ago Dick Penrod,

well-known American sportsman,

flew your correspondent

to the party events to Nairobi,

where we attended the wedding of Prince

Ego Orlando to the American heiress,

Ms. Margaret Cameron.

After seeing the bride and groom up on

their honeymoon, we boarded Dick's plane,

and are now returning

to the French Riviera via Cairo and Rome.

If you want to be honest, you can add

that it would probably take

the wedding party a week to recover.

Come on, Carl, flap out of it. Remember,

you're now the father in law

of a real life prince!

Yeah, but all he's got it's a title.

That's not what I heard.

Where do you keep the aspirins?

Here you are.

You want me to take Dick's coffee?

No, I'll do it.

Why don't you two kiss and make up?

If you had to go through what

I go through all the time,

you'd get a little tired of it, too.

You don't have to tell me,

I had 4 husbands, remember?

We're now flying to Africa to see

a spoiled little rich girl marry

some broken down prince, we're...

...dashing up to Monte Carlo to try

the new system for beating roulette.

It's crazy.

Did you ever know an interesting man

who wasn't a little crazy?

Just like women. You never knew

a real sharp girl with both feet

on the ground, did you?

I wouldn't go so far as to say that.

Hey! How about that coffee?

I'm coming.

Watch the sausages, will you?

Here, Dick.

How long can you take?

-- Sorry.

-- Sit down, I wanna talk to you.


Why don't you get off this kick?

Why don't you just fly the plane,

we'll discuss it later.

We'll discuss it right now!

What's the matter with you?

Don't you ever like to have any fun?

I'm just bored to death with flying.

I'm not a wife, I'm a stewardess!

I don't want to argue, Dick,

really I don't.

Okay, but you knew when you married me

that flying was my hobby.

I did not! You didn't even

own a plane then.

If you remember, you were fooling around

with racing cars!

All right, so what? Now I like airplanes.

And I've got news for you:

when we get home, I'm gonna get a new one,

and it's gonna be a jet!

Why don't you get a guided missile,

then you can spend your weekends

on the Moon!

That's not a bad idea.

Maybe it's not a bad idea if you and me

were to separate, either.

That's okay with me.

Fasten your safety belts.

We're going down to have a close look

at the jungle.

Dick, just because you can't control

your temper, there's no need to take it

out on everyone else.

I'm not taking anything out on anybody.

Why don't you relax?

Just trying to show you all the animals.

Go look out of the window.

Gamage, make him happy and see

what's out there, will you?

Look at all those ponies!

When ponies wear stripes,

they'd only call them zebras.

Well, what do you know?

Doodles, come here! There's a whole flock

of mama elephants with their babies!

Never did like going to the zoo, anyway.

Diana, come here, quick!

Haven't you seen enough of those animals?

Oh, you.

Why you wake me, Cheta?

Opar drums say sky bird come.

Hey! Look at those hippos down there!

Dick, look out! Your plane's flying

to a lot of flamingos!

Go back and sit down!

Put on your safety belt!

Fasten the safety belts,

they're coming here.

What's that noise? What's happening?

Flamingos. We hit a migration.

Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!

MSMSX4DM calling! MSMSX4DM calling!

We're making a crash landing!

We're making a...

Come, Cheta!

Careful how you move, everybody.

We're on the edge of nothing.

I help you.

Hurry. But move like cat.

Sky bird going to fall.

No look down. Make it sick.

Feet like so.

-- Come on, now!

-- Oh, no!

Cheta good girl. Get down, Cheta!

Cheta! Quick!

That was $3,500 worth.

Come on way, Dick.

We had a lot of fun in it, though.

I know.

Do you realize we might all have been

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Montgomery Pittman

Montgomery Pittman (March 1, 1917 – June 26, 1962) was a television writer, director, and actor. Among his notable credits are his work writing and directing various episodes of The Twilight Zone, Maverick and 77 Sunset Strip. According to his own account, Pittman was born in Louisiana in 1917 and reared in Arkansas. No independent verification of this seems to exist, and Pittman's actual birth name and birth date may differ from his claim. Again, according to his own account, Pittman left home and joined a carnival as a snake oil salesman. He eventually made his way to New York City, hoping for at least a small Broadway role. There he met actor Steve Cochran, who hired him as caretaker of his Los Angeles home around 1950.In Los Angeles he tried to break into acting, getting small, mostly uncredited film and TV roles through 1951 and '52. Around this time, Cochran introduced Pittman to Maurita Gilbert Jackson, the widowed mother of three child actors: Curtis, Jr., Gary, and Sherry Jackson. A romance developed, and in 1952 Pittman married Maurita Jackson in a small ceremony on June 4 in Torrance, California, with Sherry serving as flower girl and younger brother Gary as ring-bearer; Cochran himself was Pittman's best man. Approximately a year later, stepdaughter Sherry would land the role of Terry Williams on the sitcom Make Room For Daddy, which would last for five years and give her a measure of stardom. By 1954, Pittman had turned from acting to screenwriting, sometimes writing material in which he could play small guest roles. He began with anthology shows such as Four Star Playhouse and Schlitz Playhouse, and at that time was billed as Monte Pittman. In 1955 Cochran hired Pittman to write his next film, Come Next Spring, the first that Cochran produced himself. Sherry played the part of Cochran's mute daughter Annie Ballot, a role Pittman wrote specifically for his step-daughter.By this point, Pittman's writing career moved into higher gear, as he started working as a writer for ABC/Warner Brothers TV shows such as 77 Sunset Strip, Sugarfoot, Maverick, Cheyenne, Surfside 6, and Colt .45. He also wrote for NBC's The Deputy, and CBS's The Twilight Zone. By 1958 (and now consistently billed as Montgomery Pittman) he had also branched into directing for television, in addition to continuing his work as a writer and actor. Pittman often directed his own scripts, as well as scripts by other writers. Pittman frequently cast his stepdaughter Sherry Jackson in television episodes he wrote and/or directed. Jackson appeared in episodes of 77 Sunset Strip, The Rifleman, Surfside 6 and The Twilight Zone that were both written and directed by Pittman, as well as episodes of Maverick and Riverboat that Pittman wrote but did not direct. Montgomery and Maurita's son, Robert John Pittman, was born in 1956. Robert John also had a brief career as a child actor, debuting on a Montgomery Pittman-directed episode of 77 Sunset Strip in 1960 before settling into a recurring role on Dennis The Menace as Dennis' friend Seymour Williams. Although he continued his occasional acting career, Pittman himself never appeared as an actor in a TV episode he directed. Regarding Pittman's sudden illness and death, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., lead star of 77 Sunset Strip recalled that his friend Pittman became ill at forty-five with "a tumor on the side of his neck that grew rapidly to grapefruit-size. He had it excised, but it left a gaping hole, which he covered with a kerchief". The tumor was treated as cancer but did not go into remission, and Pittman soon died. Zimbalist delivered a eulogy at Pittman's funeral. Will Hutchins, another friend of Pittman's whom he attributed to having saved the Sugarfoot series for its two final seasons, was asked to be a pallbearer but declined because as a teenager Hutchins had dropped the casket of a relative and feared he might do so again.Pittman is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills. more…

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