Tarzan's Peril

Tarzan's Peril is a 1951 film directed by Byron Haskin and starring Lex Barker as Tarzan and Virginia Huston as Jane, and featuring Dorothy Dandridge as "Melmendi, Queen of the Ashuba."[2][3] Some of it was shot in Kenya, making it the first Tarzan film to be filmed in Africa, though the majority of its location shooting was done in the United States. Critics praised the convincing integration of the African and American footage. The film is frequently shown under the alternate titles Jungle Queen and Tarzan and the Jungle Queen.

Tarzan's Peril
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Theatrical poster
Directed byByron Haskin
Based onCharacters created
by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Produced bySol Lesser
StarringLex Barker
Virginia Huston
Dorothy Dandridge
CinematographyKarl Struss
Edited byJack Murray
Music byMichel Michelet
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • March 10, 1951 (1951-03-10) (US)[1]
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited States


District Commissioner Peters delays his retirement when confronted with Radijeck, an escaped criminal resuming his gunrunning on behalf on an unnamed foreign power. When Peters and his replacement Connors discover the gunrunning, Rajijeck murders the two men. Radijeck sells the weapons to King Bulam who arms his men to revenge himself against Melmendi, Queen of a rival tribe who spurns his offer of marriage. With Melmendi and her people held captive, only Tarzan can stop them.



  1. ^ "Tarzan's Peril: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
  2. ^ "TARZAN'S PERIL". Western Herald. New South Wales, Australia. 10 October 1952. p. 10. Retrieved 13 May 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Movie World: Tarzan's Peril". The Voice. 24 (20). Tasmania, Australia. 19 May 1951. p. 1. Retrieved 13 May 2017 – via National Library of Australia.

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