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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.

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

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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 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.
Maureen O'Sullivan does not appear as Jane during the film's famous nude swimming sequence. O'Sullivan is instead doubled by Josephine McKim, a member of the 1924 and 1928 U.S. Womens' Olympic Swim Teams and one of the four U.S. swimmers on that team to win the 1928 gold medal in the 400-Meter Freestyle Relay.
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Tarzan and His Mate

Released 1934
Inducted 2003

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Also produced by Bernard H. Hyman

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Also released in 1934

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