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Tarzan's Peril Details

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Two escaped convicts ([[Performer~P44328~George Macready~georgemacready]] and [[Performer~P1455~Glenn Anders~glennanders]]) invade the jungle dominion of Tarzan ([[Performer~P3948~Lex Barker~lexbarker]]) to set up a gunrunning operation. One of the criminals has sworn to "get" Tarzan, who was responsible for his arrest, and to that end stirs up unrest between two African tribes. After narrowly escaping death at every turn, Tarzan quells the inter-tribal hostilities, rescues a voluptuous jungle queen ([[Performer~P16799~Dorothy Dandridge~dorothydandridge]]), and saves his mate Jane (Virginia Houston) from the murderous machinations of the criminals. Tarzan's Peril plays more like a serial than a feature film, but certainly lives up to its title. African-American actress [[Performer~P16799~Dorothy Dandridge~dorothydandridge]]'s brief appearance as the jungle queen involves a "bondage" sequence that has been cited by several film historians (one of whom evidently had a crush on Ms. Dandridge) as being somehow symbolic. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Lex Barker
as Tarzan
Virginia Huston
as Jane
George Macready
as Radijeck, the Gunrunner
Douglas Fowley
as Trask
Alan Napier
as Peters
Dorothy Dandridge
as Queen Melmendi
Edward Ashley
as Connors
Walter Kingsford
as Barney
James Moultrie
as Nessi

Crew

Phil Brandon
Director
Byron Haskin
Director
Sol Lesser
Producer
John Cousins
Screenwriter
Francis Swann
Screenwriter
Samuel Newman
Screenwriter
Karl Struss
Cinematographer
Jack Whitehead
Cinematographer
Michel Michelet
Composer (Music Score)
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