The Revenge of Tarzan
|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
Franklin B. Coates
|Distributed by||Goldwyn Pictures|
|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.
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.
- Gene Pollar as Tarzan
- Karla Schramm as Jane
- Estelle Taylor as Countess de Coude, Tarzan's ally
- Armand Cortes as Nikolas Rokoff, a villain
- Franklin B. Coates as Paul D'Arnot, Tarzan's old friend
- George Romain as Count de Coude
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.
- Progressive Silent Film List: The Return of Tarzan at silentera.com
- Essoe, Gabe. Tarzan of The Movies, 1968, published by The Citadel Press
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