screenshots / Tarzan's Hidden Jungle / 1955 RKO Pictures

Gordon Scott was discovered while working as a lifeguard at the Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was offered a contract and a loincloth, taking over the role of Tarzan from Lex Barker.

This movie would be the last of 12 Tarzan films released by RKO Pictures prior to the rights returning to MGM.

California filming locations include the Iverson Ranch (Chatsworth), Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden (Arcadia) and the World Animal Jungle Compound (Thousand Oaks).

The film has Tarzan at odds with two hunters who come to the jungle seeking to kill animals for their skins, tusks, and fat. The hunters convince a veterinarian and his nurse that they are photographers so as to be lead to the jungle animals they seek to slaughter. The expedition is captured by the Sukulu, who worship the animals on the tribe's sacred land. Tarzan, after disposing of the hunters, rescues the doctor and his assistant from a pit of lions.

Cast as the Sululu Chieftain, actor Rex Ingram had appeared in 1918's Tarzan of the Apes starring Elmo Lincoln.

Actor Jack Elam (Burger) would later appear uncredited as a caveman in 1961's Valley of the Dragons.

Gordon Scott would marry his co-star Vera Miles after production completed.