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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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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 »


Followed by Tarzan and the Mermaids (1948) See more »


In the Depths
(1924) (uncredited)
Music by Nem Herkan
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Second Rate Tarzan
23 April 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Tarzan's Revenge (1938)

** (out of 4)

Winning a gold medal in the Olympics must have been pretty nice in the 1930s as not only did you get the gold but you also got fame and a role in a Tarzan movie. This time out it's Glenn Morris who takes over the role of Tarzan as he must constantly save a rich girl (Eleanor Holm) who falls into traps, gets attacked by lions and eventually kidnapped by a evil priest. TARZAN'S REVENGE is pure "B" movie non-sense and if you're expecting the quality of the MGM films then you're certainly going to be disappointed. It's clear that the producers of this film really didn't care about quality as it seems they were just happy to have the Tarzan rights, looked at what MGM was doing and just tried to copy it. It really does seem as if the producers would be happy with no flubbed lines so that they could quickly edit the material together and get it released into theaters. There's really nothing horribly wrong with this picture it's just that nothing's very good either and in the end we're left with a rather bland and unmemorable film. Morris really isn't all that good as Tarzan. He certainly has the physical look down but the speech and mannerisms simply aren't there. Holm isn't too bad in her part and we get familiar faces like Joe Sawyer and Hedda Hopper in supporting roles. The stock footage is the typical stuff you'd expect from a movie like this. The biggest problem is that there's just no energy to anything you're watching.

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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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