TARZAN AND THE LOST SAFARI (1957)
Article 2873 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 3-20-2009
Posting Date: 6-25-2009
Directed by H. Bruce Humberstone
Featuring Gordon Scott, Robert Beatty, Yolande Donlan
Tarzan rescues the passengers of a private plane that crashes in the jungle. They team up with an adventurer who agrees to lead them out of the jungle. However, the adventurer is in cahoots with a tribe of natives who wants to sacrifice the passengers to their god…
Gordon Scott is likable in the role, the color is nice, and there is lots of animal footage. Still, at heart, what we have here is a Double-Stuffed Safari-O with a third-rate plot whose predictability is incredibly apparent; there are no surprises and a lot of padding in this movie. Scott would appear six times as Tarzan before turning to sword and sandal movies. The fantastic content here is no more than the slight fantasy touches to any story about Tarzan.