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TCM features Johnny Weissmuller on August 3 (Video)
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Posted on 08/02/2012 7:29:08 PM PDT by Perdogg

Turner Classic Movies continues its 2012 Summer Under the Stars programming by dedicating Friday, August 3, to Olympic athlete and “Tarzan” star Johnny Weissmuller. A gold medalist swimmer, Weissmuller was an obvious choice for the iconic jungle lord and played the character in a dozen films, becoming for many fans the definitive embodiment of Edgar Rice Burrough’s legendary hero. The full day of Tarzan films begins at 6 a.m. Eastern with “Tarzan and the Mermaids” (1948).

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1 posted on 08/02/2012 7:29:12 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: kronos77; mass55th; Perdogg; DollyCali; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; ...

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2 posted on 08/02/2012 7:33:22 PM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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I have two boxed sets of Tarzan starring Johnny Weissmuller. Box set #1 contains:
Tarzan the Ape Man
Tarzan Escapes
Tarzan and His Mate
Tarzan Finds a Son
Tarzan's Secret Treasure
Tarzan's New York Adventure

Box set 2 contains:
Tarzan Triumphs
Tarzan's Desert Mystery
Tarzan and the Amazons
Tarzan and the Leopard Woman
Tarzan and the Huntress
Tarzan and the Mermaids.

If you watch it on TMC you will be watching your yellevision.

3 posted on 08/02/2012 7:39:35 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: I Drive Too Fast

Oops, make that TCM.


4 posted on 08/02/2012 7:40:44 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Perdogg

Despite their cheapness and ridiculous plotlines, I still have a soft spot for Weissmuller’s “Jungle Jim” films.

Weissmuller wasn’t a very good actor, but he was enjoyable as Tarzan. I also remember him in a non-jungle B-film that took place in Cajun territory; Buster Crabbe played the villain. “Swamp Fire” or “Swamp Fever” or something like that.


5 posted on 08/02/2012 7:45:04 PM PDT by greene66
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To: I Drive Too Fast

Just looked at the line up and all of those movies are there including a couple of Jungle Jim movies. I loved watching Tarzan when I was a kid.


6 posted on 08/02/2012 8:05:51 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: greene66; I Drive Too Fast

There was actually one pre-code tarzan movie that had nudity in it.


7 posted on 08/02/2012 8:07:06 PM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: Perdogg

Yep, “Tarzan and his Mate” (1934). The best one. Jaw-droppingly violent at times. The nude swimming scene was restored in the 80s, I believe. It was probably clipped from most screenings even back in 1934, and assuredly not included in the many re-issue screenings.


8 posted on 08/02/2012 8:31:53 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Perdogg

Coincidentally, “Tarzan’s New York Adventure” premiered in New York 70 years ago this week. We will post the review next Tuesday.


9 posted on 08/02/2012 8:37:01 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: I Drive Too Fast; onedoug

Cheetah alert.


10 posted on 08/02/2012 8:50:20 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Perdogg

My favorite is Tarzan’s Secret Treasure with Barry Fitzgerald addressing the Ape man as “Mr. Tarzan”. The most unique one is Tarzan Triumphs where Tarzan, Boy, Cheetah, a baby elephant and a lion each kill a Nazi.


11 posted on 08/02/2012 9:00:15 PM PDT by Krankor
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“Tarzan Triumphs” ping. I’ll be watching.


12 posted on 08/02/2012 9:33:01 PM PDT by onedoug
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