April 12, 1957: Tarzan in colour

“ALL NEW! GREATEST OF ALL! FIRST TIME IN COLOR!”

Tarzan_And_The_Lost Safari-1957Tarzan and the Lost Safari is an action adventure film featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ famous jungle hero Tarzan and starring Gordon Scott, Robert Beatty, Yolande Donlan, Betta St. John and Wilfred Hyde-White. The movie was directed by H. Bruce Humberstone, and was the first Tarzan movie released in colour, Eastman Color. It was also MGM’s first Tarzan film since 1942 and filmed in Nairobi, British East Africa. The character of Jane does not appear in this motion picture.

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The film contains more echoes of the original Burroughs novels than usual in a Tarzan movie, including the ape man’s allusions to his origin (which follows Burroughs’ version), and the use of Opar, though reducing the romantic lost city described by Burroughs to a generic native village. Tarzan, while retaining the customary film characterization of an inarticulate simpleton, displays considerable shrewdness and resource, foreshadowing the restoration of Burroughs’ original concept of an intelligent, multitalented ape man in later movies. [Wikipedia]

Watch the trailer on the pwgr2000 YouTube Channel.

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