This is the last of the Tarzan movies to star Johnny Weissmuller in the title role. Brenda Joyce plays Jane and George Zucco portrays Palanth, a High Priest attempting to force a young girl (Linda Christian) to marry a con man impersonating the god Balu.
The film, shot in Mexico, is known for its scenery, its coastal locales and a large degree of group singing, and has often been derided by critics and Burroughs fans. One comic character in the movie, a Latin singer named Benji (John Laurenz), has often been criticized as silly. Like most of the Tarzan films of the 1940s, this one has no blacks in the cast, and the natives are played by people who appear to be Latin or Polynesian.