Friday, July 15, 2011

Fantastic Femmes: Dorothy Dandridge in Tarzan's Peril...UNCUT on TCM!

Saturday morning, 12:00pm (EST)
Right after two chapters of Ace Drummond (A pretty entertaining 1930s serial)
Dorothy Dandridge in her only genre role as Melmendi, Queen of the Ashuba.
The working title of this film was Tarzan's Mate in Peril.
It's an original story, not based on a Tarzan novel or short story.
The first Tarzan picture to have new footage featuring the cast shot in Africa, instead of Hollywood with Africa stock footage.
According to various Hollywood Reporter news items, exterior filming took place from July to September 1950 in Kenya (which was then British East Africa), including Meru National Park, as well as Uganda and Tanganyika.
After eight weeks of interior shooting at the RKO-Path Studios in Culver City, CA, the production finshed filming in Chapultepec Park in Mexico City.
Here's the trailer (in French)...

The shooting of one of the scenes in Tarzan's Peril is featured in the bioflick Introducing Dorothy Dandridge starring Halle Berry as Dorothy...

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanx for posting!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...