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Tarzan and His Mate (1934) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by James C. McKay and Cedric Gibbons and produced by Bernard H. Hyman.

Tarzan and His Mate was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2003.

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Tarzan and His Mate (1934, Cedric Gibbons)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 21, 2015 From The Stop Button

For a film called Tarzan and His Mate, Johnny Weissmuller’s Tarzan doesn’t get much to do. He spends the film rescuing Maureen O’Sullivan (which is one of the more frustrating aspects of the film–she doesn’t exhibit any jungle survival skills until the finale) from a va... Read full article


Tarzan Thursday – Tarzan and His Mate (1934)

By Bernardo Villela on May 23, 2013 From The Movie Rat

Introduction Last year the character of Tarzan celebrated his 100th year in print. A serialized version of the story first appeared in 1912. A hardcover collection of Tarzan of the Apes first appeared in 1914. Being in the middle of the Tarzan centennial period it?s an opportune time to (re)visit ma... Read full article


Tarzan and His Mate

By Beatrice on Mar 25, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Tarzan and His Mate Directed by Cedric Gibbons 1934/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Second viewing Jane Parker: Good morning, I love you. You never forget, do you, Tarzan? Tarzan: Never forget… I love you. Jane’s (Maureen O’Sullivan) ex-fiancee Harry Holt returns to Africa in sea... Read full article


Tarzan and His Mate (1934)

By Angela on Nov 5, 2011 From Hollywood Revue

About a year after the events of Tarzan the Ape Man, Harry Holt (Neil Hamilton) returns to the African jungle with Martin Arlington to go back to the elephant graveyard to gather some ivory. But Harry isn’t just hoping to go home with some ivory. He’s still in love with Jane (Maureen O... Read full article


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Quotes from

[first lines]
Beamish: I wouldn't trust meself in that jungle if it was me, sir.
Harry Holt: Well, I will.


Martin Arlington: Dead men can't give orders.
Harry Holt: Yes they can.


Tarzan: Always gone.
[holding up his wrist, referring to a lost bracelet Jane had give him "for always"]
Jane Parker: No dear, always is just beginning, for you and me.


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Facts about

The only appearance of the two-piece Jane costume, subsequently replaced by a long one-piece costume in all the sequels due to pressure from the Hays Office as they felt it was too revealing.
The "African" elephants were actually Indian elephants fitted with prosthetic tusks and ears, as MGM already owned several Indian elephants and considered them easier to handle.
Cedric Gibbons was replaced as director due to other duties as the head of MGM's art department. He was officially replaced by Jack Conway. Maureen O'Sullivan recalled that the actual direction was carried out by James C. McKay (uncredited as director), who was only billed as the animal director. Betty Roth (wife of animal supervisor Louis Roth) doubled for O'Sullivan for some close-up lion scenes at the end of filming due to O'Sullivan's absence for an appendectomy.
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National Film Registry

Tarzan and His Mate

Released 1934
Inducted 2003
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