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Tarzan Escapes (1936)
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In this third Tarzan movie, Jane now lives in a treehouse Tarzan built for her, complete with an elephant-operated elevator. Jane is still sporting skimpy jungle wear that shows most of her legs, but no more tiny loincloth. The censorship code was now in full effect. In the crocodile scene, Cheetah, the chimpanzee, calls Tarzan over to a pond where a baby deer is stranded on a log stalked by a crocodile. Tarzan jumps in and gets into an underwater fight with the crocodile, which is actually a huge fake crocodile. Then we see the same underwater footage that they used in the second movie Tarzan and His Mate (1934). It was the depression and they had to cut corners, I suppose. He kills the croc and takes the baby deer back to the shore and its mother. That makes Cheetah and Jane very happy. Tarzan swims up to Jane and brings her a flower. Then they stare at each other long and hard with dramatic lighting on Jane's face and she drops her flower. I mean, first she had the flower, then she didn't. Clumsy Jane. I wonder what that means. Interestingly enough, the next Tarzan sequel is titled "Tarzan Finds a Son." Of course, since the censorship code was in full effect, and Jane and Tarzan weren't married, the baby was not theirs, it was a survivor of a plane crash in the jungle.


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