Tarzan's Greatest Adventure (1959)

Director
John Guillermin

Main cast
Gordon Scott; Anthony Quayle; Sara Shane; Niall MacGinnis; Sean Connery

Genres
Adventure

Description
The greatest adventure of jungle king Tarzan. Four British villains raid a settlement to obtain explosives for use in a diamond mine. In doing so they nearly destroy the settlement, so Tarzan pursues them to their mine.


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