Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
Johnny Weissmuller Maureen O’Sullivan Neil Hamilton Paul Cavanagh
Tarzan and His Mate is the first sequel to Tarzan, The Ape Man. Harry (Neil Hamilton) returns to Africa, leading a large expedition, to discover once again the location of the elephant graveyard for the ivory. Rude man! He’s also wanting to find Jane and convince her to return to England with him. Harry brings his friend Martin (Paul Cavanagh) who just happens to be a cad. Of course, Tarzan doesn’t want the expedition to pilfer the burial grounds, nope, not at all.
In this film, Jane is without a doubt, a damsel in distress! 🙂 Jane has her own yell to alert Tarzan she is in danger. Tarzan wrestles wild animals to save Jane! 🙂 Tarzan needs to give Jane a knife and teach her how to use it!!! And! I should say, Tarzan and Jane’s relationship is probably the most unique romance I’ve ever heard of, in many ways!
There is one scene in the movie where Tarzan and Jane swim artistically underwater for a considerable amount of time. Impressive!
I didn’t think Tarzan and His Mate was as good as the first film, Tarzan, The Ape Man.
I’ve read the first book Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The book is a little different from the movie. While I was reading Tarzan of the Apes, I was completely captivated! It’s an incredible story, very difficult to put down. Loved it! The story begins with Tarzan’s parents boarding a ship sailing for Africa. Tarzan’s dad is on a mission for the Queen. There’s problems on the trip and his parents are marooned on the west coast of Africa! Tarzan is born in Africa. Tragedy strikes and Tarzan is left alone as a baby. A female ape, who has just lost her baby, takes Tarzan and cares for him and raises him as her own. The ending of the first book was horribly disappointing to me, although, I still thoroughly enjoyed the story. Highly recommend! 5 ***** stars!
I just finished reading, The Return of Tarzan! It picks up right where Tarzan the Ape Man leaves off. Tarzan and Jane experience many difficulties in this jungle adventure! Wowzer! A nefarious Russian. A ship wreck! Tarzan is grieving. Jane is confused. I read half the book straight through! This one has a good ending! 🙂