The Revenge of Tarzan

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The Revenge of Tarzan
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Directed by Harry Revier
George M. Merrick
Produced by Great Western Producing Company
Written by Robert Saxmar
Based on The Return of Tarzan 
by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Starring Gene Pollar
Karla Schramm
Estelle Taylor
Armand Cortes
Franklin B. Coates
Distributed by Goldwyn Pictures
Release dates
  • May 30, 1920 (1920-05-30)
Running time
90 mins
Language Silent (English intertitles)

The Revenge of Tarzan (1920) is a silent adventure film, and the third Tarzan film produced. The film was produced by the Great Western Film Producing Company, a subsidiary of Numa Pictures Corporation. It was sold to Goldwyn Pictures before release. It was written by Robert Saxmar (based on the 1915 novel The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs), and directed by Harry Revier and George M. Merrick. It was released on May 30, 1920.

Synopsis[edit]

Tarzan and Jane are traveling to Paris to help his old friend Countess de Coude, who is being threatened by her brother, Nikolas Rokoff. Rokoff has Tarzan tossed overboard. He survives, comes ashore in North Africa, and goes to Paris to search for Jane.

In Paris, Tarzan reunites with his old friend Paul D'Arnot, who informs him that Jane was taken to Africa.

Tarzan returns just in time to save Jane from a lion attack, and soon defeats Rokoff and his henchmen.

Cast[edit]

Production notes[edit]

The production filmed on location in New York, Florida, and Balboa, California.

Karla Schramm returned to portray Jane in The Son of Tarzan (opposite P. Dempsey Tabler as Tarzan), also released in 1920. She and Brenda Joyce are the only two actresses who have portrayed Jane opposite two different Tarzans.

Gene Pollar, a former firefighter, made no other films, and returned to his old job after the film was completed.

Outside of the United States, the film is known by its working title, The Return of Tarzan. The title was changed for its American release in July 1920.[1] The film is currently lost.

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Sources[edit]

  • Essoe, Gabe. Tarzan of The Movies, 1968, published by The Citadel Press

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