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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.


D. Ross Lederman


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




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


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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TARZAN CALLS AGAIN...and new thrills sweep the jungle wilds! See more »


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Did You Know?


Bill Elliott (uncredited as the river boat captain) later became known as Wild Bill Elliott in a series of westerns for Republic and Allied Artists. See more »


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 »


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 »


Edited into Dark Jungle Theater: Tarzan's Revenge (2016) See more »


In the Depths
(1924) (uncredited)
Music by Nem Herkan
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Not enough vine-swinging and yodelling...
26 March 2020 | by CinemaSerfSee all my reviews

Sadly there is no getting away from a comparison with the much better Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O"Hara versions of Edgar Rice Burroughs' "Tarzan" stories - and the suitably chiselled former decathlete Glenn Morris is only marginally more eloquent than the chimpanzee! An American family head to Africa to catch wild animals to populate their zoo. Once there, their daughter attracts the attention of local bigwig C. Henry Gordon ("Ben Alleu Bey") who decides that she would be a suitable addition to his already burgeoning harem. Former American Olympic swimming champion Eleanor Holm takes the "Jane" role, and is frankly not much better than her loincloth clad hero. The story is routine enough - and there are some nice touches by way of underwater photography but the animals have by far the better lines and scenes.

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Release Date:

7 January 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan's Revenge See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sol Lesser Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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