• NEW ADVENTURES OF TARZAN (THE), 12 CHAPTER SERIAL, 1935

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF TARZAN
12 CHAPTER SERIAL
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…

CAST:
Bruce Bennett ... Tarzan (as Herman Brix)
Ula Holt ... Ula Vale
Ashton Dearholt ... P.B. Raglan (as Don Castello)
Frank Baker ... Maj. Francis Martling
Lewis Sargent ... George
Harry Ernest ... Gordon Hamilton
Dale Walsh ... Alice Martling
Jiggs ... Nkima the Chimp
Merrill McCormick ... Bouchart
Jack Mower ... Ula's Companion

CHAPTERS:
1. The New Adventures of Tarzan
2. Crossed Trails
3. The Devil's Noose
4. River Perils
5. Unseen Hands
6. Fatal Fangs
7. Flaming Waters
8. Angry Gods
9. Doom's Brink
10. Secret Signals
11. Death's Fireworks
12. Operator No. 17

RUNNING TIME: 257 MIN
 

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