Tarzan’s New York Adventure (1942)
“When strangers come here from the outside, they always cause trouble — they’re always seeking something.”
Response to Peary’s Review:
… finding modern conveniences to be ridiculous:
… and having trouble dealing with the values of civilization and articulating his own pure philosophy” — comes across as a “savage” in the courtroom:
but redeems himself once “he finds his niche… at the circus, where animals (including his longtime friends, the elephants) are held captive.”
It’s refreshing if awkward to see the series taking such a different route, and there are some notable highlights — specifically Tarzan’s epic escape across New York (amazing stunt work!).
However, this one is only must-see for fans following the series closely.
Redeeming Qualities and Moments:
One thought on “Tarzan’s New York Adventure (1942)”
First viewing (possibly; unless I saw it as a kid). Only for Tarzan fans. A more preposterous entry in the series, with filler gags for Cheetah – but… at least it gets the family out of the jungle for a change.
It has a number of odd moments – i.e., in the courtroom, a lawyer is questioning Tarzan: “Ever hear of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’?” (LOL)