Tarzan and the She-Devil

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Tarzan and the She-Devil
"Tarzan and the She-Devil" (1953).jpg
Directed by Kurt Neumann
Written by Karl Kamb
Carroll Young
Based on Characters created by 
by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Starring Lex Barker
Joyce MacKenzie
Raymond Burr
Tom Conway
Music by Paul Sawtell
Cinematography Karl Struss
Edited by Leon Barsha
Production
  company
Sol Lesser Productions
Distributed by RKO Pictures
Release date(s)
  • June 20, 1953 (1953-06-20) (US)[1]
Running time 75 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Tarzan and the She-Devil is a 1953 American film starring Lex Barker as Tarzan and Joyce MacKenzie as Jane. It also features Raymond Burr, Tom Conway and Monique van Vooren, who plays the "She-Devil." The film was directed by Kurt Neumann.[2]

Tarzan is held captive during much of the movie, and critics derided it as lacking action. This was Barker's fifth and final appearance as Edgar Rice Burroughs' ape-man. Barker, who had replaced Johnny Weismuller in the role of Tarzan, would be succeeded by Gordon Scott.

Plot[edit]

Beautiful but deadly Lyra the She-Devil and her ivory-hunting friends have discovered a large herd of bull elephants and plot to capture them, forcing an East African native tribe to serve as bearers. Their ivory poaching plans meet opposition when Tarzan gives his deafening jungle cry. The tusked creatures come running, stomping all over Lyra's plans.[3][4]

Cast[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

The Radio Times said "despite the exotic title and a great villain in Raymond Burr, this is a standard tale of ivory-seeking elephant hunters being stymied by the king of the jungle." [5]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tarzan and the She-Devil: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Detail view of Movies Page". Afi.com. Retrieved 2014-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Tarzan And The She-Devil Trailer, Reviews and Schedule for Tarzan And The She-Devil | TVGuide.com". Movies.tvguide.com. Retrieved 2014-05-11. 
  4. ^ William G. Hillman. "ERBzine 1952: Tarzan and the She-Devil". Erbzine.com. Retrieved 2014-05-11. 
  5. ^ "Tarzan and the She-Devil | Film review and movie reviews". Radio Times. 2014-02-04. Retrieved 2014-05-11.