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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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D. Ross Lederman

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Robert Lee Johnson (screen play), Jay Vann (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Glenn Morris ... Tarzan
Eleanor Holm Eleanor Holm ... Eleanor Reed
George Barbier ... Roger Reed
C. Henry Gordon ... Ben Alleu Bey
Hedda Hopper ... Penny Reed
Joe Sawyer ... Olaf Punch (as Joseph Sawyer)
George Meeker ... Nevin Potter
Corbet Morris ... Jigger - Nevin's Servant
John Lester Johnson John Lester Johnson ... Koki - Chief Bearer
Frederick Clarke Frederick Clarke ... Ben Alleu's Servant
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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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THE TARZAN-THRILL OF ALL TIME! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan's Revenge See more »

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Production Co:

Sol Lesser Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Sol Lesser considered casting New York Yankees baseball great Lou Gehrig as Tarzan, but changed his mind after seeing his legs, which were "more functional than decorative." See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Alternate Versions

According to the book "Tarzan of the Movies," an unauthorized Turkish release of this film years later had a Turkish actor's face superimposed over Glenn Morris' in some scenes. See more »

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Followed by Tarzan, the Ape Man (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Depths
(1924) (uncredited)
Music by Nem Herkan
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Fairly slow Tarzan movie's best aspect is the cast
20 June 2018 | by morrisonhimselfSee all my reviews

Glenn Morris played Tarzan much as author Burroughs' wrote him: He was not a talker -- till later -- and when he met Jane, he said only, pointing to himself, "Tarzan." Then he pointed to Jane and said, simply, "Jane."

No "me" or "you."

In the books, he later became quite articulate, but only after being out in what we sometimes laughingly call "civilization."

In this rather languorous version -- at least three of which can be found at YouTube -- Glenn Morris' Tarzan does not meet "Jane," but he does meet "Eleanor," played by the lovely swimming champ Eleanor Holm.

The writers found a plausible excuse to get her into swim wear only a few times, but that included during the chase scene when the bad guys inevitably captured her.

Miss Holm made a few movies and Morris, sad to say, didn't. I think he should have: He was a great-looking and very athletic man, capable enough in this role and, with training perhaps, he could have played heroic roles into the future.

Other players here, even the atmosphere and bit people, seemed just perfect for what was needed and this Tarzan -- though unique and not part of any series -- is pleasant entertainment.

Yes, it's filled with stock footage, and there is very little violence, but that should not be considered a negative.

If only to watch Eleanor Holm, I'd watch "Tarzan's Revenge" -- a generic title, by the way, and not relating to the story -- again and I recommend it.


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