Thursday, February 11, 2016

Tarzan and the Huntress (1947)

Next to last Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan film is good but we've been here before. Its clear that the series was winding down.

The plot has an expedition of hunters coming into the jungle to capture animals for zoos. When they don't like that the local ruler will only allow them two of each animal they kill him. Of course they don't reckon on having to mess with Tarzan.

While not a bad film by any stretch of the imagination the film suffers from a plot used too many times as well as taking a long time to get going. There is simply way too much talk and so it never fully becomes exciting despite a murder plot and a night time raid. The mix of location footage and studio shot material isn't always seamless, but it is serviceable.

I suspect that had I not been watching the films in rapid succession this would have played better than it did but seeing it in close proximity to the previous 10 films reveals it to be a weaker entry and a clear reason why Weissmuller was swaped out after one more film.

Worth a look especially since its out on home video as part of a multi tarzan pacakage.

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