Tarzan and the Slave Girl (July 10, 2011)

TCM aired "Tarzan and the Slave Girl" (1950) yesterday. As a kid, I followed the Tarzan movies on the Early Show devoutly; I saw some of the Johnny Weismuller Tarzans maybe 10 times, but I never remember seeing "Slave Girl" before. Was it too racy for Roanoke, VA television in the early 60s?

Many of the Weismuller films were well plotted and had emotional depth (really): Tarzan Escapes (Jane betrays Tarzan), Tarzan's New York Adventure (Tarzan in the jungle of civilization). They were the gold standard for the series.

Syndicate content