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Tarzan and the Green Goddess (1938)

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

Directors:

Edward A. Kull (as Edward Kull), Wilbur McGaugh (uncredited)

Writer:

Charles F. Royal (screen play) (as Chas. F. Royal)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bruce Bennett ... Tarzan (archive footage) (as Herman Brix)
Ula Holt ... Ula Vale (archive footage)
Frank Baker ... Maj. Martling (archive footage)
Ashton Dearholt Ashton Dearholt ... Raglan (archive footage) (as Don Castello)
Lewis Sargent 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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Taglines:

THRILLS AND EXCITEMENT BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS! (original ad - all caps)

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tarzan triomphe See more »

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Runtime:

| (AMC print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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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[first lines]
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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Followed by Tarzan and the Slave Girl (1950) See more »

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They attacked me - thousands upon thousands!

Talk about recycling! As a Zorro fanatic, I have watched a couple of the old serials that used to show in movie theaters. You had to come back every Saturday to see the next part of the story. The original 12-part serial, The New Adventures of Tarzan, was re-edited into two movies, this being one of them.

The most interesting thing about this movie is the star, Bruce Bennett, or as he was known then, Herman Brix. Brix was given this role after losing out on a previous film, Tarzan the Ape Man, which cast an unknown BVD underwear model, Johnny Weissmuller. A shoulder injury prevented Brix from getting this role. The rest is, as they say, history. Weissmuller went on to be the greatest Tarzan of all time, and Brix had to eventually drop out of acting, take acting lessons and change his name before returning.


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