• NEW ADVENTURES OF TARZAN (THE ), 1935 (Movie Version)

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF TARZAN
1935

BACKGROUND
Most prior screen incarnations of Edgar Rice Burroughs' legendary jungle hero were not even close to Burroughs' character. The Tarzan of the books grew up in the jungle, yes, but returned to England and was educated at Oxford before returning again to his jungle home. He was nobility even, the son of Lord and Lady Greystoke, and inherited his father's title. He was an intelligent, literate, culturally-aware man. Yet the cinematic version of Tarzan, up to that time, was an illiterate animal-like hermit whose first contact with civilization was his soon-to-be-girlfriend Jane.

Burroughs was incensed at this portrayal, and that motivated him to produce his own Tarzan production more in line with his original vision of the character, namely a serial entitled The New Adventures of Tarzan.

PLOT:
Major Martling and Ula Vale lead separate expeditions to the jungles of Guatemala in search of the fabled Green Goddess, worshiped by the inhabitants of a lost city which is supposedly to be found deep in the jungle. It is said to house a fortune in jewels and also a formula for a super-explosive. But others are also pursing the Goddess. Meanwhile, Tarzan is also in the area looking for his old friend, d'Arnot, whose plane has gone down near where the lost city is said to be…

CREDITS:

PRODUCTION:
Producers: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ashton Dearholt, George W. Stout
Production Company: Burroughs-Tarzan Enterprises Inc

SCRIPT
Script: Edwin Blum, Ben S. Cohen, Basil Dickey, Charles F. Royal

DIRECTION
Director: Edward A. Kull

PHOTOGRAPHY
Directors of Photography: Edward A. Kull, Ernest F. Smith

EDITING AND POST PRODUCTION
Editors: Harold Minter, Thomas Neff, Edward Schroeder, W.A. Thompson

MUSIC
Stock Music Director: Abe Meyer

SOUND
Sound Recordists: Earl Crain Sr, Lyle E. Willey and Associates

SPECIAL EFFECTS
Special Effects: Ray Mercer

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Art Director: Charles Clague

LOCATIONS
Chichicastenango, Guatemala; Lake Atitlan, Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala; Volcano Agua, Guatemala

CAST:
Herman Brix (real name: Bruce Bennett) ... Tarzan
Ula Holt ... Ula Vale
Frank Baker ... Major Francis Martling
Dale Walsh ... Alice Martling
Harry Ernest ... Gordon Hamilton
Don Castello (real name: Ashton Dearholt) ... P.B. Raglan
Lewis Sargent ... George
Merrill McCormick ... Bouchart

RUNNING TIME: 70 MIN

 

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