Tarzan Goes to India

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Tarzan Goes to India
Tarzan Goes to India (movie poster).jpg
Directed by John Guillermin
Produced by Sy Weintraub
Written by Robert Hardy Andrews
based on the character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Starring Jock Mahoney
Jai, The Elephant Boy
Leo Gordon
Mark Dana
Feroz Khan
Music by Ken Jones
Edited by Max Benedict
Distributed by Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Release date
  • July 1962 (1962-07)
Running time
88 mins
Language English

Tarzan Goes to India (1962) is the first film featuring Jock Mahoney as Tarzan. It was written by Robert Hardy Andrews and directed by John Guillermin who also directed Tarzan's Greatest Adventure. It was one of two Mahoney films that took Tarzan out of Africa and sent him to the Far East. It was a co-production between Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.


Tarzan is called to India to save three hundred elephants, that will be drowned if a dam is opened to create a man-made lake to power an electric plant. Tarzan is pitted against two engineers who ignore the catastrophic results their work will create.

Additional cast[edit]

The film also stars Indian Bollywood actors Feroz Khan, Simi Garewal and Murad in pivotal roles. It was followed by Tarzan's Three Challenges (1963) which was set in Thailand.


The film recorded a loss of $178,000.[1]


  1. ^ The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .

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