screenshots / Tarzan and the Valley of Gold / 1966 American International Pictures
Alternate titles for the production were Tarzan and the Treasure of Tucumai and Tarzan '66.
Ex-NFL linebacker Mike Henry's 007-like Tarzan swaps his business suit for a loincloth so as to better navigate the wilds of Mexico in pursuit of the film's villian, who is intent on stealing an Incan treasure.
Offered troops and weapons for his mission Tarzan asks for only "a knife, some rope, and a piece of soft leather" and is instead accompanied by a chimp, cheeta and lion.
Manuel Padilla, Jr. makes his first appearance in a Tarzan production as Ramel and would co-star as Pepe in Henry's next film Tarzan and the Great River. Later he would be cast as Jai in Ron Ely's Tarzan television series.
Actress Nancy Kovak (Jason and the Argonauts) replaced Sharon Tate in the role of Sophia prior to the start of filming.
Filmed entirely in Mexico, locations included Mexico City's Plaze de Toros, the Chapultepec Castle, the Teotihaucan ruins and in the caves at Guerrero.
Sharon Tate and Mike Henry (publicity photo for Tarzan and the Valley of Gold)