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Tarzan and The Lost Safari

The second of the Tarzan movies starring powerfully built, 6’ 3” Gordon Scott is a first in the entire film series that began nearly 40 years before – the first in color. It also features striking, filmed-in-Africa cinematography.



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Genre:   Action
Director:   H. Bruce Humberstone
Cast:   Gordon Scott, Robert Beatty, Yolande Donlan, Betta St. John
Theatrical Release Date:   04/12/1957
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Tarzan and The Lost Safari
 
4.3

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      5.0

      Super Location Scenes/Jungle Adventure

      By Callsign

      from Illinois

      About Me Movie Buff

      Pros

      • Broad Appeal
      • Entertaining

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        Comments about Tarzan and The Lost Safari:

        Tarzan doing what Tarzan does best, saving the civilized from themselves!

         
        4.0

        "LOST SAFARI" NO LONGER LOST!!!

        By Cowboy King

        from Arden Mountains, MN

        About Me Movie Buff

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        Pros

        • Beautiful Setting
        • Entertaining
        • First Color Tarzan
        • Great Cinematography

        Cons

        • 1950s racial stereotypes
        • Typical Tarzan plot
        • Unoriginal

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        Comments about Tarzan and The Lost Safari:

        Summer 1957, and a ten year old kid is sitting in the chilly, dark cavern that was the White Bear Theater in White Bear Lake, MN. And the lights come up, and the kid has a big grin on his popcorn-buttery face, 'cause he's just seen his first Tarzan movie, and it ROCKED!!!

        Okay, public apology to all fans of Johnny Weissmuller who believe that there was no Tarzan before or since that could swing like Johnny. But for a lot of kids who grew up in the 1950s who had never SEEN Johnny, our Tarzan was the familiar face of Gordon Scott. Gordon's picture was displayed on the Dell comic books we bought, and sure resembled the Tarzan on the covers of the Whitman hardcovers. And, throughout the 1950s, it was Gordon Scott up on the screen, not Johnny. Finally, Gordon was earning his stripes by performing many of his own stunts (and nearly losing his life sometimes!!!). So, enough about Johnny -- this is Gordon's shot.

        While the script is the predictable "party of civilized white people lost in the wilds of Africa" story, the color photography makes the film worthwhile -- some great close-up shots of a variety of different African animals, and a delightful unscripted "duel" between Tarzan and a baby bull elephant. Unfortunately, there are also far too many stock shots, and some clumsily filmed backs-screen shots that were poorly filmed in 1956 and look even worse today.

        Among the antagonists whom Tarzan must face in the film are the Opar tribe of Africa; and their film treatment is all too typical for a 1950s film: too much superstition, too much privilege provided to a single white leader, and too great a physical power over them by Tarzan. To balance this shortcoming, however, the film subtly portrays the supposedly superior, civilized white safari as being somewhat at a loss when they are separated from food, shelter and the other necessities. The jungle makes a great equalizer, no matter what your roots might be.

        Over the past 50 years, I've caught this film on TV a time or two; but it was always cropped to full-screen, or littered with commercials, or "edited for content," and I never thought I'd ever be able to see it again in the similar manner I had seen it in 1957. Indeed, I had thought it was a "lost" movie.

        Well, pull up a tub of popcorn, dial the air conditioner to high, and flip out the lights, 'cause Gordon Scott is back -- and so is TARZAN AND THE LOST SAFARI!!!

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        4.0

        Better than average Tarzan movie!

        By Tarzan fan

        from Rhode Island

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        • Engaging Characters
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        • Great Cinematography

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            Comments about Tarzan and The Lost Safari:

            Gordon Scott is my favorite Tarzan and this was the first movie I saw him play the character in theaters back in 1957. LOST SAFARI was also the first Tarzan movie released in color which adds a lot to the proceedings. While the DVD has not been remastered the quality of the picture here is terrific and also in widescreen. Recommended for fans of Tarzan and Gordon Scott as the apeman.

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