Tarzan and the Great River
|Tarzan and the Great River|
|Directed by||Robert Day|
|Produced by||Sy Weintraub
|Written by||Bob Barbash
story by Bob Barbash and Lewis Reed
|Based on||Characters created by
by Edgar Rice Burroughs
|Music by||William Loose|
|Edited by||Anthony Carras
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Running time||88 mins.|
Tarzan and the Great River (1967) is an adventure film starring Mike Henry in his second of three film appearances as Tarzan. This movie was produced by Sy Weintraub and Steve Shagan, written by Bob Barbash (from a story by Barbash and Lewis Reed), and directed by Robert Day. It was released in September 1967.
Tarzan is called to Brazil by an old friend, The Professor (Paulo Gracindo) to help stop the Jaguar Cult, led by Barcuma (Rafer Johnson), from running off Dr. Ann Philips (Diana Millay) who is there to give much-needed inoculations to native villagers along the Amazon River.
Tarzan is assisted by Baron (a lion) and Cheeta (a chimpanzee), both of whom he brought from Africa, as well as Captain Sam Bishop (Jan Murray), a riverboat pilot, and Bishop's young ward, Pepe (Manuel Padilla Jr.).
- Mike Henry as Tarzan
- Jan Murray as Captain Sam Bishop, crusty riverboat pilot, ally to Tarzan
- Diana Millay as Dr. Ann Philips, physician attempting to inoculate Brazilian natives
- Rafer Johnson as Barcuma, leader of the Jaguar Cult
- Manuel Padilla, Jr. as Pepe, Sam Bishop's youthful ward
- Paulo Gracindo as The Professor, Tarzan's old friend
- Eliezer Gomes (uncredited)
The movie was filmed entirely on location in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro (Zoo, Parque Lage, Floresta da Tijuca).
Dinky, the chimp portraying Cheeta, bit Mike Henry on the jaw during filming, requiring twenty stitches. The chimpanzee was destroyed, and Henry later sued the producers for this accident and other unsafe working conditions on all three of his Tarzan films. The parties settled out of court. 
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