Tarzan Lord of the Jungle

Season 1 Episode 2

Tarzan and the Vikings

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Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Sep 18, 1976 on CBS
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Tarzan and the Vikings
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Tarzan stops a panther from attacking some Vikings, only to be enslaved by them, returned to their village, and given to their chief's daughter, who is scheduled to marry the strongest of them.

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  • Once one accepts a lost Viking village in the African jungle, one is left with an entertaining tale with an excellent cast including a pair of young lovers, a strict father, a scheming villain, and a selfless hero. Grade: B+moreless

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    Plot - Tarzan stops a panther from attacking some warriors, only to be enslaved by them, returned to their village, and given to their chief's daughter, who is scheduled to marry the strongest of them. However, because she loves another, the daughter runs away, falls into a river, and finds herself hanging onto a branch over the edge of a waterfall. With the help of some warriors, Tarzan saves the daughter, but her fiance strands our hero on the branch to avenge a prior insult. Saved by his animal friends, Tarzan stops the betrothal, exposes the fiance, and calls on his animal friends to stop the would-be son-in-law from taking over the village.



    Once one accepts a lost Viking village in the African jungle, one is left with an entertaining tale with an excellent cast including a pair of young lovers, a strict father, a scheming villain, and a selfless hero.



    The ambitious, would-be son-in-law is an excellent villain -- an arrogant warrior who bullies the weak, views his future wife as no more than a trophy, and is already plotting to succeed his future father-in-law. The chief is benevolent within the limitations of his culture, clinging to old traditions valuing strength, even while his is declining. However, the reluctant bride is foolish, and her young lover is hopeless.



    Stopping the villain from marrying the reluctant princess and seizing her father's throne provides excellent tension. In the process, Tarzan saves the girl, and then himself, from the waterfall.



    Tarzan in trouble - After stopping a panther from attacking some warriors, Tarzan is captured by them and then chained to the mast of their longboat with his hands chained behind his back. When our hero is brought before the chief, he is still in chains.



    Saved by animals - After the ambitious son-on-law strands Tarzan on a branch over the edge of a waterfall, some elephants and gorillas and a hawk combine to pull our hero to safety.



    Grade - B+



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