Tarzana movie review

The daughter of Sir Donovan is believed dead with her mother and other relatives in a plane crash in the African jungle. Fifteen years later, vague reports arrive in Europe that a Kenyan tribe has elected a white woman as their queen, Tarzana (meaning ‘strange woman’ in Bantu), and Sir Donovan wants to believe she is his daughter.

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Of course, the main attraction is the topless Femi Benussi as the title heroine. Beyond that, it is a very simple but OK jungle adventure. The production values are adequate, you get to see Tarzana herself riding real elephants, kissing real lions, not just insert stock footage.


It should also be noted that the ‘African native’ music accompanying the dances are really great, not the cheesy, stereotyped, crude “savages’ music” (!) you might expect to get.

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