Hot Picks

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- A Night of Horror: Nightmare Radio 2019

- Snake Eyes 2020

- Strange Files - Sustisimo Nivel 2020

- Hall 2020

- Escape: Puzzle of Fear 2020

- Camera Test Subject 2020

- Uncle Peckerhead 2020

- Lake Michigan Monster 2018

- Shifter 2020

- The Gesture and the Word 2020

- Meow Mixer 2020

- Range Runners 2019

- Sinful 2020

- The Devil's Pit - Last Stop 2019

- You're on the Air 2018

- Space 2020

- Woke 2020

- Liza, Liza, Skies are Grey 2015

- Al-Masry Life 2020

- Invasion Earth 2016

- Undercover Vice: Strapped for Danger Part II 2020

- Parallax 2020

- Limbo 2019

- Day 13 2020

- Where Sleeping Dogs Lie 2019

- The Jungle of Accounting 2020

- The Last Five Days 2020

- Baby Frankenstein 2018

- Dream Demon 1988

- A Kidnap 2020

- Blood Vessel 2019

- Sister Tempest 2020

- All Hail the Popcorn King 2020

- The Prince of Porn 2002

- The Tent 2020

- Dead Dicks 2019

- Parts Unknown 2018

- Two Ways to Go West 2020

- Incident at Guilt Ridge 2020

- Root of the Problem 2019

- Pit Stop 2019

- The Luring 2019

- The Madness Within 2019

- Klink Klunk Klonk 2020

- Heartbeat 2020

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Tarzan Triumphs

USA 1943
produced by
Sol Lesser for RKO, Principal
directed by William Thiele
starring Johnny Weissmuller, Johnny Sheffield, Frances Gifford, Stanley Ridges, Sig Ruman, Philip Van Zandt, Rex Williams, Pedro de Cordoba, Wilhelm von Brincken, Sven Hugo Borg, Stanley Brown, Otto Reichow
story by Carroll Young, screenplay by Carroll Young, Roy Chanslor, based on characters created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, music by Paul Sawtell, musical direction by C.Bakaleinikoff

Tarzan, Tarzan (Johnny Weissmuller), Tarzan at RKO, Sol Lesser's Tarzan, American World War II Propaganda

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin



Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan


Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who


Elizabeth Bathory



Flash Gordon


Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu





El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim


Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution


Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III


Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong


Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera


Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes


Star Trek

Sukeban Deka



Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers


Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman




Available on DVD !

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!

When she tried to save Boy (Johnny Sheffield), Zandra (Frances) instead got herself into danger and the two find themselves marooned sitting on a small rock just big enough for the two of them in the middle of some steep cliffs - prompting Tarzan (Johnny Weissmuller) to rescue them. And wouldn't you know it, Zandra turns out to be the daughter of the patriarch (Pedro de Cordoba) of Pallandria, the famous hidden city in the immediate neighbourhood of Tarzan's place. The patriarch even inivtes them over, but Tarzan turns the offer down because he doesn't like to mingle with other people too much, because people are only trouble in his view.

Later, Tarzan saves Schmidt (Rex Williams), the survivor of a planecrash, and nurses him back to health, not knowing that Schmidt is a Nazi and the Nazis are actually planning to take over Pallandria ...

Soon enough, the Nazis have done just that, while Schmidt shows his true colours, fiercely wielding a gun and trying to join up with the rest of his gang, led by Colonel Reichhardt (Stanley Ridges), while Zandra, who managed to escape the Nazis, has made it through to Tarzan and pleads him to help Pallandria against the Nazis - but Tarzan turns down her pleas because he thinks this is not his war.

Upon the suggestion of Boy, Zandra tries to find her way into Tarzan's heart since Tarzan is without Jane (she's in London caring for her mother) by being him a good companion and even better housewife ... but once Tarzan finds out she does this only to persuade him to help free Pallandria, he throws her out. It is only when the Nazis capture both Zandra and Boy that he reconsiders ... and "now Tarzan make war" and soon enough, he first bumps off several Nazis one by one, then organizes a revolt among the enslaved Pallandrians, who all of a sudden have no real problems to overcome their German oppressors. Only Colonel Reichhardt is able to escape the onslaught, but Tarzan is hot on his heels and soon enough engages him in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse that eventually causes Reichhardt to fall into a lion's pit ... ouch.

And in the end, Cheetah, Tarzan's pet chimp, radios a message - in ape talk - to Germany ... which the Nazis mistake for a message from Hitler ...


The first Tarzan film Johnny Weissmuller did for producer Sol Lesser and RKO was definitely a step down in scale from the more lavish MGM-Tarzans ... but somehow it nevertheless manages to infuse some now blood into the series that has grown a bit stale over at MGM. That said, Tarzan Triumphs is not one of the better Tarzan films, it is a silly little World War II propaganda effort set in the jungle with all of the usual jungle/pulp mainstays, like the hidden city inhabited by an all-white tribe, the incredibly evil Nazis (so ok, many of them were incredibly evil in real life too), and of course the hero in loincloth. If you are into cheesy jungle flicks, you might as well like this one.


review © by Mike Haberfelner


Feeling lucky ?
Want to
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Tarzan Triumphs
at the amazons ...


Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)

Germany (East AND West)

Looking for imports ?
Find Tarzan Triumphs here ...

Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Tarzan Triumphs at

Thanks for watching !!!



Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner


Out now from




On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide


A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD