Hot Picks

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Queen of Sabbath 2021

- Mandao Returns 2020

- Honesty Weekend 2020

- The Thinning Veil 2019

- Tremors 1990

- Space MOMs 2021

- The Poltergeist Diaries 2021

- Journey to Royal: A WWII Rescue Mission 2021

- Boys Feels: High Tide 2021

- Circle 2020

- Trap 2021

- Silence & Darkness 2020

- The Naked Zoo 1970

- The Central Authority 2021

- Where Were You 2019

- Intersection Number Nine 2008

- The Long Way Back 2020

- Bloody Nun 2: The Curse 2021

- Older 2020

- Selkie 2014

- Scaring Sheri 2020

- White Lie 2019

- Nine Nights 2019

- Paragon: The Shadow Wars 2020

- Narratives of Modern Genocide 2020

- The Loner 2019

- Mako: The Jaws of Death 1976

- Making and Unmaking 2020

- Vinyl Generation 2016

- Happy Face 2018

- In Corpore 2020

- The Facility 2019

- Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story 2020

- E.V.P. 2020

- Death Curse of Tartu 1966

- Rot 2019

- Black Pumpkin 2018

- Jennifer Aniston: More Than Friends 2020

- Happy Times 2019

- Forced Entry 2019

- Monstrous Disunion 2020

- The Illegal 2019

- Backwoods 2020

- The American Boys 2020

- Flay 2017

- A Covid Nightmare 2020

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Tarzan the Magnificent

UK 1960
produced by
Sy Weintraub, Harvey Hayutin for Solar Film/Paramount
directed by Robert Day
starring Gordon Scott, Jock Mahoney, Betta St.John, John Carradine, Lionel Jeffries, Alexandra Stewart, Earl Cameron, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Al Mulock, Gary Cockrell, Ron MacDonnell, Harry Baird, Christopher Carlos, John Sullivan, Ewen Solon, Jacqueline Evans, Tommy Duggan, Peter Howell, John Harrison, George Taylor
screenplay by Robert Day, Berne Giler, based on characters created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, music by Ken Jones

Tarzan, Tarzan (Gordon Scott), Solar Film's Tarzan

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin



Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan


Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who


Elizabeth Bathory



Flash Gordon


Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu





El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim


Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution


Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III


Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong


Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera


Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes


Star Trek

Sukeban Deka



Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers


Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman




Available on DVD !

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!

The Benton gang (John Carradine playing the father and Jock Mahoney, Al Mulock, Gary Cockrell, Ron MacDonnell as his sons) rob a bank somewhere in Africa, but during the getaway, Coy (Jock Mahoney), the eldest of the boys, is caught by the authorities. When Coy's to be transported to prison though, he makes an escape attempt and kills an officer, but is re-captured by Tarzan, who now takes it into his own hands to bring Coy to justice ... however, Coy's family is never far behind, and they blow up the boat Coy was to travel on - which leaves Tarzan with no alternative other than to take Coy through the jungle by foot. And before he knows it, Tarzan is joined on his expedition by a handful of fellow travellers (Betta St.John, Lionel Jeffries, Alexandra Stewart, Earl Cameron, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell) he would rather not want to be burdened with.

On the perilous journey, Coy tries every trick in the book to alert his family to his current position (and usually succeeds) and tries to play the members of the expedition against one another as well (and usually succeeds here too). Especially pompous Ames (Lionel Jeffries) is easy to tease and driven to mistakes, and at the same time Coy has no problems charming Ames' wife Fay (Betta St.John).

Ultimately, Tarzan and company get into an ambush, which results in a big shoot-out during which the only black member of the expedition and the ablest man, gives his life to save Ames, who has all along the way treated him like dirt.The shoot-out though has taken its toll on the Benton's as well, as all of pa Benton's sons have either died or left ... but he is still determined to free his son Coy. Eventually, though, it's Ames' wife Fay who frees him and runs away with him. However, when she can't go on, she has to learn that all of Coy's sweettalking was worth precious little as he leaves her behind and she is eaten up by a lion.

Trying to track down Coy, Tarzan gets into another ambush by Coy and dad Benton, but in the shoot-out that ensues, Coy accidently shoots his own father. It all ends in a rough fistfight between Coy and Tarzan, and of course Tarzan defeats Coy in the end and ultimately hands him over to the authorities - and the jungle has become a safer place.


Like Tarzan's Greatest Adventure before it, Tarzan the Magnificent is less of a larger-than-life adventure one has come to expect from the Tarzan series but more of a thriller in jungle settings. And as a jungle thriller, Tarzan the Magnificent is ok, and extensive location shooting in Kenya does indeed pay off, but at the same time the film is pretty much routine and nothing special, and it's definitely inferior to Tarzan's Greatest Adventure. However, Tarzan the Magnificent isn't too bad either ..


By the way, Jock Mahoney, who plays the baddie here, would soon be promoted to playing Tarzan himself in Tarzan Goes to India and Tarzan's Three Challenges before playing a recurring supporting role on the Ron Ely-Tarzan television series.



review © by Mike Haberfelner


Feeling lucky ?
Want to
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Tarzan the Magnificent
at the amazons ...


Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)

Germany (East AND West)

Looking for imports ?
Find Tarzan the Magnificent here ...

Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Tarzan the Magnificent at

Thanks for watching !!!



Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner


Out now from




On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide


A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD