Tarzan Goes to India

Tarzan Goes to India (1962) is the first film featuring Jock Mahoney as Tarzan. It was written by Robert Hardy Andrews and directed by John Guillermin, who also directed Tarzan's Greatest Adventure. It was one of two Mahoney films that took Tarzan out of Africa and sent him to the Far East. It was a co-production between Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Tarzan Goes to India
Directed byJohn Guillermin
Produced bySy Weintraub
Written byRobert Hardy Andrews
based on the character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs
StarringJock Mahoney
Jai, The Elephant Boy
Leo Gordon
Mark Dana
Feroz Khan
Sanjay Khan
Music byKen Jones
Edited byMax Benedict
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • July 1962 (1962-07)
Running time
88 mins
LanguageEnglish

Synopsis

Tarzan is called to India to save three hundred elephants, that will be drowned if a dam is opened to create a man-made lake to power an electric plant. Tarzan is pitted against two engineers who ignore the catastrophic results their work will create.

Cast

The film also stars Indian Bollywood actors Feroz Khan, Simi Garewal and Murad in pivotal roles. It was followed by Tarzan's Three Challenges (1963) which was set in Thailand.

Jock Mahoney ... Tarzan Leo Gordon Leo Gordon ... Bryce, Head Engineer Mark Dana Mark Dana ... O'Hara Feroz Khan Feroz Khan ... Prince Raghu Kumar Simi Garewal Simi Garewal ... Princess Kamara (as Simi) Murad Murad ... The Maharajah Jagdish Raj Jagdish Raj ... Raj (as Jagdish Raaj) G. Raghaven G. Raghaven ... Chakra Aaron Joseph Aaron Joseph ... Driver Abas Khan Abas Khan ... Pilot Pehelwan Ameer Pehelwan Ameer ... Mooty K.S. Tripathi K.S. Tripathi ... Conservation Officer Peter Cooke Peter Cooke ... Foreman Denis Bastian Denis Bastian ... Servant

Reception

The film recorded a loss of $178,000.[1]

References

  1. The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.


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