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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

Tarzan: Good morning, I love you.
Jane Parker: Good morning, I love you. You never forget, do you, Tarzan?
Tarzan: Never forget... I love you.
Jane Parker: Love who?
Tarzan: Love you.
Jane Parker: Love who?
Tarzan: Love Jane.
Jane Parker: Love... my...
Tarzan: Love my... wife. My wife!


Martin Arlington: But he's got to understand. Every penny we've got in the world is tied up in this.
Jane Parker: Tarzan knows nothing about money. That wouldn't mean anything to him.
Harry Holt: Well, what's the harm? They're all dead.
[referring to the elephants in the Elephants Graveyard]
Jane Parker: It's as thought somebody asked you to rob a graveyard back home.
Martin Arlington: But these are animals. They're not humans. This is different.
Jane Parker: Not to him.


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 infamous nude swimming scene was originally filmed in three different versions: with Jane wearing her traditional costume, with Jane topless and with Jane fully nude. US states were empowered at that time to enact individual censorship laws, and three different versions of the scene were filmed in order to allow individual states to select the version of the scene which best conformed to its laws. All three versions were eventually removed from the film due to protests from conservative religious groups, particularly the powerful Catholic Legion of Decency. The nude version of the scene was discovered in the vaults of Turner Entertainment during the late 1990s following its purchase of the MGM film library, and was restored to most subsequent versions of the film on the direct orders of Turner Entertainment chairman Ted Turner. In the restored version of the scene, Tarzan is depicted wearing his traditional loincloth while Jane appears fully nude, her costume having been torn off when Tarzan playfully tosses her from a tree to the water below. The scene as it exists today is approximately four minutes in duration.
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.
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.
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Tarzan and His Mate

Released 1934
Inducted 2003
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