Tarzan the Fearless (1933)

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

An American fantasy film directed by Robert F. Hill.

Plot Summary

Dr Brooks is captured by cultists who follow Zar and is rescued from a lost city by . Tarzan agrees to help find Brooks' daughter Mary who has become lost in the jungle with Bob Hall while searching for her father. Their guides, Jeff and Nick have their own agendas – they want both the of Zar and to claim the reward being offered for finding Tarzan – dead or alive.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Robert F. Hill
© [not given on screen]
Wardour Films Ltd. presents [UK version] a Principal picture
Continuity: Basil Dickey, George H. Plympton
Dialogue: Walter Anthony *
Story by: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Screen Play Supervision: Wm. Lord Wright
Photography: Harry Neumann, Jos. Brotherton
Film Editor: Carl Himm
Theme: Sam K. Wineland *
Music Supervision: Abe Meyer
Sound Recording: Balsley-Phillips
Dialogue Editor: Walter Anthony
Chimpanzee Human Double: David Holt *
Locations: Iverson Ranch, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA; San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California, USA; Sherwood Forest, California, USA [all uncredited]

Buster Crabbe (Tarzan)
Jaqueline Wells [real name: Julie Bishop] (Mary Brooks)
Eddie Woods (Bob Hall)
Philo McCullough (Jeff Herbert)
E. Alyn Warren (Dr Brooks)
Mischa Auer (Eltar)
Matthew Betz (Nick Moran)
Frank Lackteen (Abdul)
Carlotta Monti [Madi] *
Symona Boniface [Sara] *
Darby Jones [Anga] *
Al Kikume [warrior] *
George DeNormand [guard] *

Alternative Titles

Tarzan den orädde – Sweden
Tarzan l'indomabile – Italy
Tarzan l'intrepide – Belgium (French)
Tarzan the Invincible – working title

Extracts included in
Short Circuit 2 (1988)
Biography: Tarzan: The Legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs (1996)
Tarzan the Fearless (1964)



  • Kings of the Jungle: An Illustrated Reference to Tarzan on Screen and Television by David Fury – review
  • Poverty Row Studios 1929-1940 by Michael R. Pitts pp.280-281 – credits, note
  • by Walt Lee p.477 – credits
  • Sound Films, 1927-1939: A United States Filmography by Alan G. Fetrow p.660
  • Tarzan of the Movies by Gabe Essoe – review