Tarzan and Weissmuller then became the property of
RKO-Radio Pictures, with Sol Lesser producing.
TARZAN TRIUMPHS (1943),
"Jane's" absence is explained away in that,
she is in England caring for wounded military men
while the war is on.
Weissmuller and a beautiful Frances Gifford as "Zandra"
from TARZAN TRIUMPHS (1943).
"Triumphs" is probably the best of the RKO Tarzan features,
considering it's low budget.
However, it is war time and Tarzan
bests the Nazi's,
and audiences cheered when Tarzan proclaims
"Now Tarzan make war!".
TARZAN'S DESERT MYSTERY (1943),
This time around there are more Nazis involved and Tarzan and Boy must rescue
Connie Bryce, a stranded, attractive lady magician.
Connie Bryce was played by Nancy Kelly, who was the sister of Jack Kelly (Maverick).
Together with Sheffield they made,
TARZAN AND THE AMAZONS (1945),
TARZAN AND THE LEOPARD WOMAN (1946),
Brenda made five Tarzan movies, as
Maureen's six, but Brenda had a different advantage.
She had two Tarzan's.
Brenda carried over as Jane into
the first of Lex Barker's five Tarzan movies.
It looked like Lex couldn't keep a Jane after that.
Aquanetta as the beautiful High Priestess Lea,
from Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946)
TARZAN AND THE HUNTRESS (1947),
had Brenda as Jane, but Sheffield was gone, and
was explained away as being at school in England.
Tired and overweight,
(at least that's what Lesser and RKO, wanted the public to believe and)
(it was not John asking for more money and a percentage of the returns.)
Weissmuller resigned from the role that had made him so famous.
There was no Tarzan. There was no Jungle Jim.
It was Weissmuller playing himself
in a re-titled "Jungle Moon Men" (1955).
At least that's what the theatre had put in the local newspaper ad,
just to get you there.
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