Ivory poachers, headed by Lyra the She-Devil, Vargo and Fidel, capture a native tribe to carry their loot. Tarzan intervenes and is captured. Jane is also captured and believed killed, so ... See full summary »
Boy is away at school in England. The high priest is trying to force a young girl to marry an evil pearl trader posing as the god Balu. She escapes, is recaptured and is finally rescued by ... See full summary »
Tarzan and Jane are sailing for France in answer to a call for help from Countess de Coude who is being persecuted by her brother Rokoff. After a duel with the Countess' jealous husband, ... See full summary »
After Tarzan's estate is destroyed by Arabs Jane is sold into slavery by a man posing as a friendly scientist. Tarzan develops amnesia after a blow to the head. When he recovers his memory ... See full summary »
Matt Stevens is the big man at high school. He sweats the students for protection money, acquires copies of tests for a fee, and has rigged the votes so he can beat Kelly in the election ... See full summary »
The plot follows the novel more closely than does any other Tarzan movie. John and Alice Clayton take ship for Africa. Mutineers maroon them. After his parents die the newborn Tarzan is ... See full summary »
Dr. Bernard Adrian is a kindly mad scientist who seeks to cure a young woman's polio. He needs spinal fluid from a human to complete the formula for his experimental serum. Meanwhile, a ... See full summary »
A group of archaeologists asks Tarzan to help them find an ancient city in a hidden valley of women. He refuses, but Boy is tricked into doing the job. The queen of the women asks Tarzan to... See full summary »
An aviatrix emerges from the jungle looking as young as she was when her plane went down many years before. Unscrupulous hunters discover that this is due to a secret fountain of youth. ... See full summary »
At his English manor, Lord Greystoke - aka Tarzan - recounts his recent adventures in Guatemala. He had been there assisting Major Martling and Ula Vale in their quest for the Green Goddess, a totem worshipped by a primitive jungle tribe inside of which was hidden a formula for a super-explosive. They had successfully wrestled this totem from the natives and were heading back to Livingston when they were attacked by Raglan, a thug sent to steal the Green Goddess and its formula for Hiram Powers' personal use, and the Goddess is seized from them. On the trail of Raglan, they had to deal with his henchmen and also a party of the primitives, sent by the High Priest to retrieve the Goddess. With the Goddess still in Raglan's hands, they were seized by the natives and Tarzan locked in a small cell with a loosely-tethered lion, Ula in an adjacent cell under guard from a hideous jungle hag, and Martling being forced to watch his bumbling valet, George, being tortured by the natives with the ... Written by
Rich Wannen <RichWannen@worldnet.att.net>
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This film supposedly takes place in Guatemala, Central America, yet footage of African animals such as rhinos and giraffes is shown. See more »
Guatemala, a strange and beautiful country many thousands of miles away, a country with lofty, snow-crested mountains, mighty rivers and deep lakes, quaint little villages and picturesque natives. This is Guatemala on the surface, what a tourist might see if a tourist could ever get there. But under this superficial beauty lie many unsuspected dangers. Those mighty rivers run through treacherous jungle where wild animal life lurks in the shadows. Man-eating lions roam ...
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Finally....a Tarzan film for extremely stupid people!
I have seen a ton of Tarzan films recently--most of them the classic Johnny Weissmuller films. So, when I watched "Tarzan and the Green Goddess" the difference between this film and the rest was obvious. Not only was this a bad movie, but it was a pretty dumb one. Now I am not saying that the other Tarzan films were perfect...it's just that "Tarzan and the Green Goddess" is about as far from perfect as you can get!!! Below are a small number of the seriously screwed up things about this film:
1. Tarzan is in Guatemala. Freakin' Central American GUATEMALA!! 'Nuff said!
2. Despite being in Guatemala, you see stock footage of mountain lions and lots of African animals!
3. Despite being raised in the jungle by apes, this Tarzan is nearly as well-spoken, mannerly and polite as John Gielgud! Apparently this Tarzan went to charm school and was raised by English apes!
4. The story was original a 12-part serial. However, some geniuses decided to chop it apart and create an all-new movie from these parts. As a result, the story is often incomprehensible and dumb. Perhaps part of what they cut out were the 10 years or more Tarzan spent in charm school.
The bottom line is that this is a bargain basement Tarzan--and the writers seemed to have complete contempt for the material and the audience. See it at your own peril.
Oh, and at one point in the film they talk about the Mayan ruins at Quirigua. This is a real place and I have visited there myself--it's pretty cool. However, I saw no evidence of any Mayan explosive devices like they had in the film--and, by the way, it IS a Mayan ruin, not Aztec (which they called it in the movie).
UPDATE: Apparently this film and "The New Adventures of Tarzan" were pieced together using portions of the SAME movie serial. Both are pretty bad--but at least the picture quality and sound in "Tarzan and the Green Goddess" were a bit better. Also, for more on these films and how they relate to the MGM series, check out the Wikipedia page for the movies.
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