Tarzan's Savage Fury

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Tarzan's Savage Fury
"Tarzan's Savage Fury" (1952).jpg
Directed by Cy Endfield
Written by Hans Jacoby
Based on Characters created by 
by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Starring Lex Barker
Dorothy Hart
Patric Knowles
Distributed by RKO Pictures
Release dates
  • April 11, 1952 (1952-04-11) (US)[1]
Running time
81 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Tarzan's Savage Fury is a 1952 film starring Lex Barker as Tarzan, Dorothy Hart as Jane, and Patric Knowles. The movie was directed by Cy Endfield. While most Tarzan films of the 1930s, '40s and '50s presented Tarzan as a very different character from the one in Edgar Rice Burroughs' novels, this movie does make some allusions to the novels. It was shot in Chatsworth, California's Iverson Ranch. The film was the first to be directed by Cyril "Cy" Endfield in Britain, after becaming one of the Hollywood exiles during the blacklisting of left-wing film-makers.[2] The film was co-written by Cyril Hume, who'd contributed substantially to the "Tarzan" series back in its bigger budget MGM days.[3]


Tarzan agrees, against his better judgement, to guide British government agents Edwards and Rokov into the land of the Wazuri Tribe, to harvest uncut diamonds for national-defense purposes. But it transpires the agents are secretly criminals who intend to use the gems for their own sinister purposes. [3]


Critical reception[edit]

TV Guide said the film was "uninteresting and slowly paced" ; [4] but The Radio Times said "plenty of action helps the story along." [2]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Tarzan's Savage Fury: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Tarzan's Savage Fury | Film review and movie reviews". Radio Times. 2014-02-04. Retrieved 2014-05-11. 
  3. ^ a b "Tarzan's Savage Fury (1952) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved 2014-05-11. 
  4. ^ "Tarzan's Savage Fury Trailer, Reviews and Schedule for Tarzan's Savage Fury | TVGuide.com". Movies.tvguide.com. Retrieved 2014-05-11.