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Tarzan and the Green Goddess (1938)

 -  Action | Adventure  -  27 May 1938 (USA)
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This is an edited version of the 1935 serial "The New Adventures of Tarzan."

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Tarzan (archive footage) (as Herman Brix)
Ula Holt ...
Ula Vale (archive footage)
Frank Baker ...
Major Martling (archive footage)
Ashton Dearholt ...
Raglan (archive footage) (as Don Castello)
Lewis Sargent ...
George (archive footage) (as Lew Sargent)
Jack Mower ...
Blade (archive footage)
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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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THRILLS AND EXCITEMENT BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS! (original ad - all caps)

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Trivia

This feature is edited from chapters 2-12 of the previously released The New Adventures of Tarzan (1935) with a little additional footage. See more »

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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 »

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Narrator: [narration] 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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Cut-Rate Tarzan
13 November 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This is the second of two feature-length films re-edited from the original 12-chapter serial titled "The New Adventures of Tarzan" (1935). Neither film is technically edited well, but they do tell individual stories. Muscularly handsome Herman Brix, later known professionally as Bruce Bennett, is an appropriately athletic Tarzan. Our hero is much more cultured than he appears in the MGM Johnny Weissmuller films; he has discovered his noble British identity, and occasionally returns to the jungle for new adventures.

This "sequel" begins with the group attending a costume party (dressed as gypsies) at Tarzan's estate.

Previously, "Tarzan" and his friends concluded their search for an ancient relic known as "The Green Goddess" (among other things). Herein, we learn how this relic was then stolen, by dastardly Don Castello (as Raglan). He had been interested in the relic from the previous feature - for nefarious reasons, of course; the statue came with a secret formula (worth millions). "Don Castello" is a pseudonym for the serial's producer, Ashton Dearholt. Lewis Sargent (as George) has the most notable supporting role.

*** Tarzan and the Green Goddess (2/27/38) Edward Kull ~ Bruce Bennett, Ula Holt, Ashton Dearholt, Lewis Sargent


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