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Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Sam Zimbalist.

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Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939)

By Beatrice on Feb 20, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Tarzan Finds a Son! Directed by Richard Thorpe Written by Cyril Hume based on the characters created by Edgar Rice Burroughs 1939/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Netflix rental Tarzan: People! This is tolerable but a big step down from the previous film in the series, Tarzan and His Mate. A ... Read full article


Tarzan Thursday – Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939)

By Bernardo Villela on Jun 27, 2013 From The Movie Rat

As I mentioned in the last post, this film begins a new chapter in the trajectory of this franchise while at MGM. There was a trilogy-style approach to consolidating Jane and Tarzan’s relationship, and now, the next step would be to throw a child into the mix. While it can be said to mirror Ta... Read full article


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Quotes from

Jane: What's the matter?
Tarzan: People!


Jane: [looking at the crib Tarzan built] Tarzan, how clever!
[to the baby]
Jane: Now say, Thank you Father. Thank you Father.
Tarzan: Tarzan!


[first lines]
Mr. Richard Lancing: Wildebeest again.
Mrs. Richard Lancing: I think we've seen about a million today.


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Facts about

Tarzan and Boy are filmed playing underwater hide-and-seek in Silver Springs, Florida. Halfway through the shenanigans, a medium-sized alligator can be seen quickly swimming past Tarzan and son and disappearing in the background, without anyone appearing to notice it.
Tarzan had to "find" a son, because censors would not allow Jane to become pregnant because she and Tarzan were not legally married.
Johnny Sheffield claims that he was handpicked by Johnny Weissmuller after screening hundreds of applicants for the role of boy. Weissmuller is also the person who taught Sheffield to swim for the movie.
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