- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 3, 2009
- Originally Released: 1957
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Mayday! Mayday! An airplane flying five high-society travelers to Cairo has flown into an enormous flock of birds and gone down somewhere in the African jungle. Fortunately, all five survive. But now they're in dire need of food, protection and someone to lead them to safety. They need Tarzan.
The second of the Tarzan movies starring powerfully built 6'3" Gordon Scott is a first in the entire film series that began nearly 40 years before - the first in color. It also features striking, filmed-in-Africa cinematography. During the shoot, the Masai gave Scott a nickname: Warrior Who Climbs Tall Trees.
TARZAN AND THE LOST SAFARI is the first MGM-released Tarzan picture since 1942, and the first of the series to be lensed in color. Gordon Scott plays the Lord of the Jungle, herein guiding a group of high-society types through the jungle after their plane has crashed. Since there's no Jane in the film, old Tarz is permitted to extend every courtesy to heroines Gamage Dean (Yolande Donlan) and Diana Penrod (Betta St. John). The villain of the piece is white hunter Tusker Hawkins (Robert Beatty), who intends to turn over two of the safari members to tribal chief Ogonooro (Orlando Martins) in exchange for a fortune in ivory. Unlike earlier Tarzan epics, TARZAN AND THE LOST SAFARI was lensed in its entirety in Africa.