Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Tarzan and the... Mermaids?

I didn't know Tarzan met the Mermaids.  TCM has a Tarzan-a-thon Friday - kicking off with Tarzan and the Mermaids.
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I am not a huge Tarzan fan, but in case anyone is... here they come (all times EST).
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3 Friday
6:00 AM
Tarzan and the Mermaids (1948)

Tarzan and Jane try to keep a woman from being forced to marry a con artist.
Dir: Robert Florey Cast:  Johnny Weissmuller , Brenda Joyce , George Zucco
BW-68 mins, TV-PG,
(SM: Dig that cool pic of Tarzan being attacked by the giant octopus in the bottom right corner)

7:30 AM
Tarzan and the Huntress (1947)

Tarzan fights to keep a seductive female big game hunter from capturing too many animals.
Dir: Kurt Neumann Cast:  Johnny Weissmuller , Brenda Joyce , Johnny Sheffield

BW-72 mins, TV-PG,
9:00 AM
Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946)

Tarzan fights to keep a killer cult from attacking traders.
Dir: Kurt Neumann Cast:  Johnny Weissmuller , Brenda Joyce , Johnny Sheffield
BW-72 mins, TV-PG, CC,

10:15 AM
Tarzan And The Amazons (1945)

Archaeologists trick Boy into helping them find a hidden valley ruled by women.
Dir: Kurt Neumann Cast:  Johnny Weissmuller , Brenda Joyce , Johnny Sheffield
BW-76 mins, TV-PG,

11:45 AM
Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943)

The jungle king braves a lost prehistoric world to obtain malaria serum for the Allies.
Dir: William Thiele Cast:  Johnny Weissmuller , Nancy Kelly , Johnny Sheffield
BW-70 mins, TV-PG,

1:00 PM
Tarzan Triumphs (1943)

The jungle king helps the princess of a lost civilization fight off Nazi invaders.
Dir: William Thiele Cast:  Johnny Weissmuller , Johnny Sheffield , Frances Gifford
BW-76 mins, TV-PG,

2:30 PM
Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942)

When a circus kidnaps Boy, Tarzan and Jane follow him to New York City.
Dir: Richard Thorpe Cast:  Johnny Weissmuller , Maureen O'Sullivan , John[ny] Sheffield
BW-71 mins, TV-PG,

3:45 PM
Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941)

Prospectors kidnap Jane and Boy to force the jungle king to reveal the location of a golden treasure.
Dir: Richard Thorpe Cast:  Johnny Weissmuller , Maureen O'Sullivan , John[ny] Sheffield
BW-81 mins, TV-PG, CC,

5:15 PM
Tarzan Finds A Son ! (1939)

The jungle king adopts the infant survivor of a plane crash.
Dir: Richard Thorpe Cast:  Johnny Weissmuller , Maureen O'Sullivan , John[ny] Sheffield
BW-82 mins, TV-PG, CC,

6:45 PM
Tarzan: Silver Screen King of the Jungle (2004)

An original documentary featuring rare, behind-the-scenes footage and comments by Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Weismuller, Jr., TCM host Robert Osborne and several noted Tarzan historians.
C-73 mins, CC,

8:00 PM
Tarzan, The Ape Man (1932)

A British lord raised by apes kidnaps a beautiful noblewoman exploring Africa with her father.
Dir: W. S. Van Dyke Cast:  Johnny Weissmuller , Neil Hamilton , C. Aubrey Smith
BW-100 mins, TV-G, CC,

10:00 PM
Tarzan And His Mate (1934)

The jungle king fights to protect his wife from a greedy ivory hunter.
Dir: Cedric Gibbons Cast:  Johnny Weissmuller , Maureen O'Sullivan , Neil Hamilton
BW-104 mins, TV-PG, CC,

12:00 AM
Tarzan Escapes (1936)

Jane Parker's cousins try to kidnap the jungle king to get their hands on her inheritance.
Dir: Richard Thorpe Cast:  Johnny Weissmuller , Maureen O'Sullivan , John Buckler
BW-89 mins, TV-PG, CC,

(SM: In between Tarzan bouts, Johnny Weissmuller played famed African Explorer Jungle Jim, using the same sets.  Again Jungle Jim, not Jungle Gym).

1:45 AM
Jungle Jim (1948)

The famed explorer tries to protect a lady scientist searching the jungle for a polio cure.
Dir: William Berke Cast:  Johnny Weissmuller , Virginia Grey , George Reeves
BW-72 mins,

3:00 AM
Lost Tribe, The (1949)

Jungle Jim fights to protect an African village targeted for exploitation.
Dir: William Berke Cast:  Johnny Weissmuller , Myrna Dell , Elena Verdugo
BW-72 mins,

4:30 AM
Pygmy Island (1950)

Jungle Jim searches for a female Army captain who's gone missing.
Dir: William Berke Cast:  Johnny Weissmuller , Ann Savage , David Bruce
BW-69 mins,

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