'The world wide popularity of the "TARZAN" stories
has prompted the Author to tell, now for the first time,
a new story of the Ape-man's strangest and most romantic adventures.'
|Tarzan (Larry 'Buster' Crabbe) with Mary's father,|
Dr Brooks (E. Alyn Warren)
As the years went by I learnt that Tarzan the Fearless was one of the lesser entries in the Tarzan series and other than using his Tarzan character, wasn't written by Edgar Rice Burroughs at all but Basil Dickey and George H Plympton, a prolific duo of movie serial writers. In fact it was a movie cobbled together from a cheapy 12 part serial of the same name that no longer exists in it's entirety. I expect that the other films in the now obviously cheap Hollywood Classic VHS range were probably a collection of poverty row B westerns and crime thrillers that became classic for their age rather than there popularity or critical success. But for me Tarzan the Fearless will ever be remembered as a true classic, the one chance to see Larry 'Buster' Crabbe as the 'most handsome Tarzan of them all' (not counting his other performances as Kaspa, Thun'da and Junga, all Tarzan inspired clones).
In fact today Tarzan the Fearless lives permanently on my iphone and when life is tough, my heart is heavy, my mind is weary and I long to return to those savage jungle days of yore, I just press the app icon and I'm there to experience again one of Tarzan's 'strangest and most romantic adventures'.
|Tarzan in conference with Cheeta|