The Green Goddess is a totem worshiped by the primitive natives of a lost city deep in the jungles of Guatemala. It contains both a fortune in jewels and an ancient formula for a ... See full summary »
In the African Jungle, a group of Europeans come across the fabled white man who was raised by apes. Tarzan takes an immediate liking to the blond Mary Brooks and rescues her during a nasty... See full summary »
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Arthur J. Flaven,
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The Green Goddess is a totem worshiped by the primitive natives of a lost city deep in the jungles of Guatemala, which contains both a fortune in jewels and an ancient formula for a ... See full summary »
The Green Goddess is a totem worshiped by the primitive natives of a lost city deep in the jungles of Guatemala. It contains both a fortune in jewels and an ancient formula for a super-explosive which could threaten world safety in the wrong hands. From Africa, Major Martling and Ula Vale launch separate expeditions to find the Goddess and place its secrets in safe hands. Ula's fiance died in an earlier attempt at the same goal and she has taken up the trail in his memory against the advice of her lawyer, Hiram Powers, who covets the Goddess for himself and sends Raglan, a mercenary, to get it for him. Aboard their ship to Guatemala is Lord Greystoke - aka Tarzan - on a mission to find his old friend, d'Arnot, whose plane crashed in the vicinity of the same lost city. Tarzan joins forces with Martling, and they reach the lost city in time to save d'Arnot, but lose the Goddess to Raglan. Ula joins Tarzan and Martling in pursuit of Raglan, whence they must contend with the perils of the... Written by
I bought this on DVD and became an instant Herman Brix fan. Though his acting is somewhat stiff (to be generous), I can see why Edgar Rice Burroughs--Tarzan's creator--found Brix to be the "perfect" Tarzan. His build is spot-on, and he excels in the action scenes. If only he made more Tarzan films. Though this entry appeared in both serial form and as an edited feature, I recommend the serial version. The feature version is simply too choppy to have any story thru-line. However, the editing is slow with story pacing to match, in the serial. If you're a Tarzan fan (of the books, especially)--you'll find that this Tarzan is not the mono-syllabic dunce Hollywood liked to dish up--a welcome take on the character.
I watched the serial over several days--it's simply too long to take in one sitting--and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It takes some patience to keep your finger off the fast-forward button, but each chapter featured an action sequence that was usually worth watching. It's not for general consumption--most would find the quality too low to be very entertaining, but if you're a Tarzan fan, this is one worth checking out. Brix is quite an acrobat--he performed some moves that simply astonished me.
The sound is pretty scratchy in parts and some of the dialog is unintelligible...so keep your remote handy to pump up the volume from time to time.
If the other Tarzan Serials are almost as good, I want them in my DVD collection, too.
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