Tarzan's Three Challenges (1963)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Jungle Film  |   Release Date - Jun 1, 1963 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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Jock Mahoney makes his second appearance as the loinclothed one in Tarzan's Three Challenges. Tarzan is in Thailand this time, rescuing a young prince (Ricky Der) from his wicked uncle. Highlights include a fast-paced machete fight; lowlights include the scenes with a cute baby elephant named Hungry. Woody Strode, the African-American ex-athlete who would have made a pretty good Tarzan himself, is the Jungle Lord's principal adversary. The biggest challenge in Tarzan's Three Challenges was hiding the fact that Jock Mahoney was seriously ill all during shooting; if one doesn't notice that Mahoney's weight fluctuates from shot to shot, then director Robert Day did his job well.

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prince, power-struggle, uncle, throne, Thailand