screenshots / Tarzan's Fight for Life / 1958 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

This was Gordon Scott's third screen appearance in the loincloth and the second Tarzan movie to be released in color.

Rickie Sorensen is introduced as Tartu, the adopted son of Tarzan and Jane (Eve Brent). Sorensen would play the role of the jungle boy again in the 3 episode unsold TV series which was later released as Tarzan and the Trappers (1958).

Actor Woody Strode (cast as Ramo) would later go up against Jock Mahoney in Tarzan's Three Challenges(1963). Strode had previously appeared in two "Bomba the Jungle Boy" films: The Lion Hunters (1951) and African Treasure (1952).

Exterior scenes included footage filmed in Africa along with Hat Creek, Pit River, and Burney Falls in Northern California.

In the role of a native chief, actor Roy Glenn had appeared in three "Bomba the Jungle Boy" films: Bomba and the Jungle Girl (1952), The Golden Idol (1954) and Killer Leopard (1954). He later work include 3 episodes of the Ron Ely 1967-68 Tarzan television series (S1.E20, S1.E24, S2.E25).

An on screen blooper occurs in the snake fight scene: when Gordon Scott runs to save Jane from the reptile his knife can be seen falling out of it's sheath to the ground, but it is later restored during the fight when needed to kill the snake.

Released to theaters to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of 1918's Tarzan of the Apes starring Elmo Lincoln, this was the last Tarzan film to be produced by Sol Lesser before he handed the franchise to Sy Weintraub.

Producer Sol Lesser passed in 1980 at the age of 90.