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Tarzan's Revenge (1938)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 7 January 1938 (USA)
Eleanor and her parents are hunting big game, acompanied by her wimpish fiance. Ben lleu Bey wants to add her to his 100-woman harem. Tarzan wants her too.

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Eleanor Holm ...
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Roger Reed
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Penny Reed
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Olaf Punch (as Joseph Sawyer)
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Nevin Potter
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Eleanor and her parents are hunting big game, acompanied by her wimpish fiance. Ben lleu Bey wants to add her to his 100-woman harem. Tarzan wants her too. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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While Tarzan is showing Eleanor his vine skills, there are two short scenes of an Asian elephant in the jungle. The Asian elephant is only indigenous to Asia and is not found in Africa. See more »

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Roger Reed: [to Eleanor] Yes, sir, i'm going to take back to Evansville a bunch og rare animals that'll make the New York Zoo look like a hicksville proposition.
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Followed by Tarzan's Savage Fury (1952) See more »

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Gruesome Misterioso
(1916) (uncredited)
Music by Gaston Borch
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Watchable Low-Key Tarzan Feature
22 February 2006 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This low-key Tarzan feature relies more on the settings and the general situation than it does on the story, which is rather sketchy. It was Glenn Morris's only appearance as Tarzan, and while he certainly looks athletic enough, his lack of acting experience really shows. Some of the other aspects of the movie help out just enough to make it watchable.

The story has an expedition heading to Africa to capture some zoo specimens, with Tarzan indicating a strong preference for allowing his animal friends to stay in the wild. Meanwhile, a lecherous sultan has spotted a young woman in the expedition, and would like to add her to his harem, so he has made plans accordingly. Most of the screen time, though, does not advance the story, instead focusing on a variety of vignettes, and adding a lot of footage of lions, elephants, and many other animals, including a couple of cute lion cubs. The real action consumes just a small fraction of the running time.

Hedda Hopper, in a smaller role, is the liveliest of the cast members, and she has a few good moments with George Barbier, as the aunt and uncle of the heroine. As the heroine, Eleanor Holm is also pretty inexperienced, but she does have a solid screen presence. Morris's flat portrayal of Tarzan means that Holm has to try to carry a number of their scenes.

This is watchable as very light viewing, as long as you're prepared not to be too critical and don't mind a rather slow pace, but it doesn't have enough strengths to be any more than that.


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