Tarzan's Secret Treasure

Tarzan's Secret Treasure is a 1941 Tarzan film directed by Richard Thorpe. Based on the character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, it is the fifth in the MGM Tarzan series to star Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan. Original prints of the film were processed in sepiatone.[2]

Tarzan's Secret Treasure
theatrical poster
Directed byRichard Thorpe
Produced byB.P. Fineman
Screenplay byMyles Connolly
Paul Gangelin
Based onCharacters created
by Edgar Rice Burroughs
StarringJohnny Weissmuller
Maureen O'Sullivan
Johnny Sheffield
Barry Fitzgerald
Music byDavid Snell
CinematographyClyde De Vinna
Edited byGene Ruggiero
Distributed byLoew's Inc.
Release date
  • December 1, 1941 (1941-12-01)
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited States
Unidentified African language[1]

The next film in the series would be Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942), the last in the series to feature Maureen O'Sullivan, and the last before the series moved to RKO.[3]


An expedition team arrives on Tarzan's escarpment. By chance, the two villainous members Medford (Tom Conway) and Vandermeer (Philip Dorn) find out that there is plenty of gold on the escarpment. They kidnap Jane and Boy in order to make Tarzan show them the location of the gold. After Tarzan complies, Medford shoots him and mistakenly presumes he is dead. Soon the group is captured by natives, whereupon Tarzan, comes to their rescue.



  1. P. Nochimson, Martha (July 5, 2010). Screen Couple Chemistry: The Power of 2. University of Texas Press. p. 336. ISBN 978-0292788008.
  2. Griffin, Scott Tracy (August 2, 2016). Tarzan on film. Titan Books. p. 66. ISBN 978-0857685681.
  3. http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/3628/Tarzan-s-Secret-Treasure/articles.html
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