- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 26 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 3, 2009
- Originally Released: 1958
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
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Description by OLDIES.com:
If you can't beat them, steal from them! Knowing he cannot heal his tribe's ailing boy chief, a witch doctor steals from a jungle medical center... and mistakenly grabs a bottle of poison. The same tribal medicine man, resentful of Tarzan, hypnotizes an underling and sends him on a mission: kill Jane. It's Tarzan's turn for peril when he's captured by the witch doctor's minions: they need the heart of a lion for a tribal ceremony, but wouldn't the heart of the Lord of the Apes be even better?
Gordon Scott stars as the Ape-Man in a filmed-in-color adventure that includes the same Jane (Even Brent) and Boy (Rickie Sorensen) from Tarzan and the Trappers. Woody Strode (Spartacus) plays the witch doctor's muscular henchman.
TARZAN'S FIGHT FOR LIFE was the last "Tarzan" entry to be produced by Sol Lesser, whose association with the series dated back to 1933; thereafter, Sy Weintraub was in charge of the franchise. Gordon Scott makes his third appearance as the Lord of the Jungle, while Eve Brent costars as Jane (a character absent from the the two previous Tarzan flicks). This time, Tarz comes to the aid of medical missionary Dr. Sturdy (Carl Benton Reid), whose efforts to minister to the natives are being undercut by witch doctor Futa (James Edwards). Relying on superstition and fear, Futa hopes to foment a native riot, despite the more temperate atttitudes of tribal chieftan Ramo (Woody Strode). The climax relies as much on suspense as action, with Gordon Scott doing a little more genuine acting than usual.