Weapons of all kinds are smuggled to Africa by unscrupulous gun traders which incite African tribes to combat each other. Heavy penalties are imposed by the government but in the jungle the gangsters are hard to find and high profits make many venturers to take high risks.
When two officers encounter a white man named Trask leading a big load of guns through the jungle and ask him some questions he pulls his guns and shoots them. When Tarzan soon finds them noticing they were good friends he decides to find the killers.
Trask belongs to a gang of smugglers leaded by an escaped prisoner named Radijek. Trask and his partner Andrews join the gang on their way through the jungle. Radijek who doesn't want to share his profit kills his partners but Andrews survives and is saved by Tarzan telling him about Radijeks plans.
In the meantime African tribe chief Bulam wants to marry jungle queen Melmendi, but she denies his proposal. Bulam longing for revenge allies with Radijek, buys guns from him, destroys Melmendis village and takes her prisoner. Her people shall be sold as slaves. Tarzan frees Melmendi but is captured himself and, badly wounded, thrown into a big waterfall...
On page "News and tidbits" you can find a note about a biographical movie on Dorothy Dandridge (Melmendi) in which some actor playes Lex Barker's role as Tarzan.
|Lex Barker:||Tarzan, Dubbing actor: Horst Niendorf (59 Kb)|
Lex and Alan Napier
Lex tries to save Melmendi
(see News and tidbits)
...still saving Melmendi
Ready to go!
Tarzan wearing shoes in the jungle and jumps..
...landing without shoes - he must have lost them!
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