Tarzan and the Jungle Boy

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Tarzan and the Jungle Boy
Tarzan and the Jungle Boy (movie poster).jpg
Directed by Robert Gordon
Produced by Sy Weintraub
Robert Day
Written by Stephen Lord
Based on Characters created by 
by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Starring Mike Henry
Rafer Johnson
Aliza Gur
Steve Bond
Music by William Loose
Cinematography Ozen Sermet
Editing by Milton Mann
Reg Browne
Studio Banner Productions
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • May 1968 (1968-05)
Running time 90 mins.
Language English

Tarzan and the Jungle Boy (1968) is an adventure film starring Mike Henry in his third and final outing as Tarzan. Rafer Johnson and Aliza Gur co-star. The movie was produced by Sy Weintraub and Robert Day, written by Stephen Lord (based on the character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs) and directed by Robert Gordon. It was released in May 1968. [1]

Synopsis[edit]

At home in Africa, Tarzan assists Myrna, a photojournalist, and Ken, her associate, in their search for Erik Brunik, a thirteen-year-old boy lost in the jungle since he was seven years old. Tarzan is assisted by his friend Buhara, whose brother Nagambi does not wish the boy found, and attempts to kill him before Tarzan saves the day.

Selected Cast[edit]

  • Mike Henry as Tarzan
  • Rafer Johnson as Nagambi, villain who hinders Tarzan's search for the Jungle Boy
  • Aliza Gur as Myrna, photojournalist searching for Erik
  • Steve Bond as Erik Brunik, the missing Jungle Boy
  • Ron Gans as Ken, Myrna's associate
  • Ed Johnson as Buhara, ally to Tarzan, brother of Nagambi

Production notes[edit]

The movie was filmed on location in Brazil and along the Amazon River immediately after production of the previous film, Tarzan and the Great River.

All three of Mike Henry's Tarzan films were completed before the first (Tarzan and the Valley of Gold) was released in 1966.

The roles of opposing brothers Nagambi and Buhara were played by real life brothers Rafer and Ed Johnson.

Citing exhaustion and unsafe work conditions (Henry's jaw was bitten by the chimpanzee that was playing Cheeta, named Dinky in Tarzan and the Great River previously) Mike Henry bowed out of the Tarzan television series (for which he had been signed to play the lead) and sued Sy Weintraub's Banner Productions. The case was settled for an undisclosed sum. Ron Ely replaced him as Tarzan.

References[edit]

Essoe, Gabe. Tarzan of The Movies, 1968, published by The Citadel Press.

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