Tarzan and His Mate


Dir. Cedric Gibbons, Jack Conway (1934).
The best Tarzan movie ever made, this action-packed story was the second of the Johnny Weissmuller (Tarzan) and Maureen O’Sullivan (Jane) couplings. It’s notable for its violence, pre-Code sexual candor and lack of clothes. The monkeys are awesome and do everything but bake cakes. It’s credited to Gibbons, although he was taken off it early in production and replaced by Jack Conway who directed most of the exciting flick.

Sun., Oct. 11, 2 & 6:50 p.m., 2009

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 6, 2009

Archive Highlights