Tarzan travels to South America at the request of his old friend, a Professor who believes an ancient cult is preying on the local native population. He soon dons his loincloth and with Cheetah and pet lion Baron travels up the Amazon river. He meets up with Captain Sam Bishop and his young ward Pepe and all of them are soon in the hunt for the Jaguar Men and their leader Barcuna. Tarzan rescues a pretty doctor, Ann Phillips, after her jungle hospital is burned to the ground. Together, they set off into the jungle to confront the cultists who are enslaving the local population.
Did You Know?
In the second week of filming, Dinky the chimp bit Mike Henry
on the jaw. It took 20 stitches to repair the wound. Henry had monkey fever delirium for three days, and took three weeks to recuperate. The chimp was destroyed and replaced. Henry later sued the production company for negligence. He won the suit, but the amount was not made public. See more
The boat is traveling on a river in Brazil and come across a herd of hippopotamus in the river. Hippos are indigenous to Africa and therefore should not have appeared in a river in South America. See more
Captain Sam Bishop
I don't get it! You mean you travel with a chimp and a lion?
I have my reasons.