Tarzan Escapes

Synopsis: Jane's cousins Rita and Eric Parker arrive in Africa searching for her. Their uncle has died and has left her half a million pounds provided she agrees to return to civilization. A professional hunter, Captain Fry, quickly agrees to escort them to the escarpment where rumor has it there there lives a great white ape. He's intrigued when told that the great white ape is likely Tarzan and his plan is to capture him and put him on display. When they all find each other, Jane agrees to return to London if only to ensure that her cousins get their late uncle's wealth. Fry manipulates Tarzan into believing that Jane will never return only to trap him. When Jane and the others are taken prisoner by warring tribesmen, it's left to Tarzan to rescue them.
Genre: Action, Adventure
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
89 min

All right, tie her up.

Make her fast.

Pull her in, boys.

Leave those.

They don't even know where they're

taking themselves yet. Get it moving!

Ask him.

Pardon me, my good man,

but we're looking for the residency.

We better be careful. They probably belong

to some fighting tribes in the interior.

Here, here, here. Go on, you blighters.

Off it. Go on. Off it, off it. The very idea.

That's the only language those

poor heathens understand, sir.

Herbert Henry Rawlins,

at your service.

Thank you so much.

We're looking for the residency.

Residency or resident?

Resident. Righto.

It so happens his nibs

is at my employer's compound...

...checking out a shipment

of wild animals.

Well, sir, how was merry old

England when you left it?

- Well...

- Yeah, a bit of all right, eh?

You, miss, how do you find

your first go at Africa?

Grim enough, I suppose. But look at me,

making you answer a lot of questions.

I'll bet you're just tired of talking. Well,

anything you want to know, just ask me.

- Well, there was one...

- Oh, here we are.

Excuse me, governor. Two young people

from home wanna see the resident.

I'm the resident.

Masters is my name.

How do you do? I'm Eric Parker.

- This is my sister, Rita.

- How do you do?

Miss Parker, you're not exactly

a usual sight around these parts.

Nor any parts, for that matter, I should

say. My name is Fry. Captain Fry.

No, you fool!

Can't have my pet ripped up

by a common cat.

- Your pet?

- Yes, over there in that cage.

Like to see him?

He doesn't look like

he needed protection.

Oh, no. He'd make short work

of a common leopard.

Color of their hide seems to get

into their dispositions.

- He's too valuable to be mauled, though.

- I'm terrified of him.

Even with these bars

between us.

Don't you worry, Miss Parker.

I designed that cage myself.


I'll guarantee it'll hold anything.

We won't keep you any longer

from your business.

Well, it's nothing private, Captain Fry.

Rita and I are just looking for

something called the Mutia Escarpment.

Is that all?

My dear boy, perhaps you'd like us to

arrange a visit to the craters of the moon.

I don't know what you're laughing at, but

I assure you, it's a serious matter to us.

In Africa, the most serious matter

is always the noonday sun.

Yes, it makes ladies and gentlemen

talk a bit barmy-like.

Especially until they get a bit

climaxed to it.

Since we seem to be so ridiculously green,

perhaps you would point out what it is.

Well, first, the single approach

to the Mutia Escarpment...

...is said to lie through

the Gaboni country.

A cheery lot, the Gabonis.

- I've never seen one. Have you, Fry?

- No.

Although I've seen victims

floating down the river...

...after the Gabonis finished with them.

- Bring some drinks, Rawlins.

- Yes.

Only the largest

and most completely equipped safari...

...could hope to fight through.

And as you say, that's beyond

the means of most people.

In the second place, from the native

rumors of the escarpment...

...I should judge it quite impractical

for even a large party.

They say it's like a long cloud

in the distance.

Sheer cliffs 1000 to 1500 feet in height

and running out of sight in either direction.

Bomba, limes.

But isn't there always a third place,

Captain Fry?

Oh, yes, I was coming to that.

In the third place, no safari native

could be induced to disregard the juju.

- What's juju?

- Black magic, taboo, anything forbidden.

Oh, dear. Really.

When you've lived as long in Africa

as Captain Fry, Miss Parker...

...you'll realize

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Cyril Hume

Cyril Hume (March 16, 1900 – March 26, 1966) was an American novelist and screenwriter. Hume was a graduate of Yale University, where he edited campus humor magazine The Yale Record. He was an editor of the collection The Yale Record Book of Verse: 1872-1922 (1922). He wrote for 29 films between 1924 and 1966, including Tarzan the Ape Man (1932), Flying Down to Rio (1933), The Great Gatsby (1949), Tokyo Joe (1949) and Forbidden Planet (1956). Hume died on March 26, 1966, just 10 days after his 66th birthday, at his home in Palos Verdes, California, and was buried in the Whispering Pines section of Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale. more…

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