Tarzan Escapes (1936)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American fantasy film directed by Richard Thorpe.

Plot Summary

White hunter Captain Fry captures and plans to return him to civilization as a caged exhibit. Meanwhile, Jane's cousins, Eric and Rita have arrived in the jungle hoping to lay claim to a fortune she's been left.


Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Copyright MCMXXXVI [1936] by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corporation
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents. Controlled by Loew's Incorporated
Associate Producer: Sam Zimbalist
Screen Play by: Cyril Hume
Based Upon the Characters Created by: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Photographed by: Leonard Smith
Film Editor: W. Donn Hayes
Recording Director: Douglas Shearer
Western Electric Sound System
Art Director: Elmer Sheeley
Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia, California, USA; Malibu Creek State Park, Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas, California, USA [all uncredited]

Johnny Weissmuller (Tarzan)
Maureen O'Sullivan (Jane)
John Buckler (Captain Fry)
Benita Hume (Rita [Parker])
William Henry (Eric [Parker])
Herbert Mundin ([Jiggs] Rawlins)
E.E. Clive (Masters)
Darby Jones (Bomba)
Cheetah ([played] by herself)

Alternative Titles

The Capture of Tarzan – working title
La fuga de Tarzán – Spain
La fuga di Tarzan – Italy
Tarzan – working title
Tarzan and the Vampires – working title
Tarzan flyr – Sweden
Tarzan Returns – working title
Tarzan s'évade – France
Tarzan undslipper – Denmark
Tarzanin pako – Finland
Tarzans Flucht – Austria
Tarzans Rache – Austria, Germany



  • Kings of the Jungle: An Illustrated Reference to Tarzan on Screen and Television by David Fury – review
  • by Walt Lee p.476 – credits
  • Sound Films, 1927-1939: A United States Filmography by Alan G. Fetrow p.659