Tarzan's Revenge

Unlike Tarzan and the Green Goddess, this one was really from 1938.  Keeping with tradition, Tarzan was played by Olympic gold medal winner Glenn Morris.  His event was the decathlon.  While watching this movie I was struck by the fact that his love interest (named not Jane, but Eleanor) was swimming the backstroke faster than Tarzan could swim freestyle.  It turns out that the actress was Eleanor Holm, a gold medal backstroke swimmer in the 1932 Olympics.  Her bigger claim to fame was that she was abruptly kicked off the 1936 US Olympic team for getting drunk on the boat ride over to Germany.

Familiar faces: Hedda Hopper as Eleanor's mother.


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