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COMPENDIUM 20-10
TARZAN AND THE FORBIDDEN CITY

TARZAN RADIO SERIALS
of the '30s


THE CASTS


TARZAN OF THE APES Radio Serial No. 1
Director: James Knight Carden
Episodes 1-76 copyrighted 1932
Episodes 71 -247 copyrighted 1933
Episodes 248-286 copyrighted 1934
September 10, 1932 - March 10, 1934
Narrator ............................. Fred Shields
Lord Greystoke ................... Fred Harrington
Lady Greystoke.................... Eily Malyan
Tarzan.................................. James H. Pierce
Jane Porter........................... Joan Burroughs
Professor Porter................... Lawrence E. Sterner
Mr. Philander....................... Wilfred North
Cecil Clayton ...................... Gale Gordon
Lt. Paul D'Arnot .................. Ralph Scott
Captain Tracy ...................... Cy Kendall
Francois ............................... Art Kane
Tarrant ................................. Horace Harley
Snipes................................... Fred Harrington
King .....................................Ralph Robinson
Carlos .................................. A. M. Ghio
Lt. Charpentier ..................... Jacques Jou Jerville
Bill Fraser ............................. Fred Shields
Joe Miller .............................. Art Kane
Captain Gault ........................ Ed T. Meyers
Captain of French Gunboat, "Calais" ...... Art Kane
Mr. Traine ............................ Dave Taylor
Vallons ................................. Allan Garcia
Robert Canier ....................... Victor E. Lambert
Captain Dufranne .................. A. S. Kane, Jr.
Nikolas Rokoff ..................... Frank Nelson
Alexis Paulvitch ..................... Art Kane
Cab in Steward, Serge .......... Jean Jostyn
Count Raoul de Coude ......... Hanley Stafford
Olga de Coude ..................... Winnie Fields Moore
Hazel Strong ......................... Peggy Dolan
Lord Tennington ................... Hanley Stafford
Maya, Arab dancing girl ........ Ann Sawyer
Lt. Gernois ............................ Art Kane
Basuli, the Waziri ................... Fred Shields
La of Opar ............................ Jeannette Nolan
Mac, Chief Engineer of Tennington's yacht............... Dave Taylor
Karanoff ................................ Hanley Stafford
British Commissioner .............. Dave Taylor
Shiek Joseph .......................... Ted Osborne

TARZAN AND THE DIAMOND OF ASHER Radio Serial No. 2
Director: Fred Shields
Narrator: John McIntire
Episodes 1-39 copyrighted 1934
Tarzan..................................... Carlton KaDell
D'Arnot................................... Ralph Scott
Helen....................................... Karena Shields
Gregory................................... George Turner
Magra ..................................... Jeannette Nolan
Atan Thome............................. Cy Kendall
Lal Taask................................. Don Wilson
Wolf ........................................ Victor Rodman
Larson ..................................... Victor Potel
Mitchell ................................... Fred Harrington


TARZAN AND THE FIRES OF TOHR Radio Serial No. 3
Director: Fred Shields
Announcer: John McIntire & Fred Shields
Episodes 1-39 copyrighted 1936
Tarzan ...................................... Carlton Kadell
Wong Tai ................................. Cy Kendall
Ahtea ....................................... Barbara Luddy
D'Arnot .................................... Ralph Scott
Ashleigh .................................... Victor Rodman & Vernon Steele
O'Rourke.................................. Gale Gordon & Jack Lewis
Janette ...................................... Dale Nash
Ukah ........................................ Dan Davies
Kailuk ...................................... Ted Meyers
Shahn ....................................... John Prince
Temur ....................................... Fred Mackaye
Smith and Poltar ........................ Thomas Freebairn
Burton........................................ Victor Rodman
WHERE DID THEY GO?
James and Joan Pierce....

See the "Tarzan, Jane Alive and Well"
1972 newspaper feature in
ERB Motes & Quotes v.50:
"Those Burroughs Kids"



Carlton Kadell went on to star in shows such
Red Ryder, Armstrong of the SBI and many soap operas.

Cy Kendall became a well-known  character actor in
movies such as Laura  and
the circus owner in Tarzan's New York Adventure.
Some of his other appearances were in
Boston Blackie, Andy Hardy, MacDonald/Eddy, Roy Rogers and John Wayne movies.


The husband and wife team of
John McIntire and Jeannette Nolan
(7 June 1907 - 30 January 1991) (30 Dec 1911 - 5 Jun 1998)
became major radio and television actors.
Jeannette Nolan played Holly Grainger (Clay's wife) (1968-1970) in The Virginian.
She was also an Emmy nominee in the mini-series The Awakening Land
Both appeared in Love Boat and were voices in The Rescuers.
She appeared before the camera in countless TV shows
and in a wide range of film roles...
everything from Shakespeare to beach movies to westerns:
Orson Welles' Macbeth, The Miracle Worker, Psycho (voice of the mother)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Fox and the Hound,
and her final film The Horse Whisperer
*******************
Trivia: Their son, Tim McIntire [actor/composer]
[1943 - 15 April 1986 (suicide)]
       Played the following characters in movies:
Mike Hammer, George Jones, Alan Freed, Psycho Boy,


Gale Gordon, Frank Nelson and Hanley Stafford
went on to perform thousands of radio and TV shows...
and became some of the most recognizable voices...
and faces in the media.


Gale Gordon appeared on countless shows moving on to
feature roles in shows such as
Our Miss Brooks, The Lucy Show, and Dennis the Menace.
He also did stage work and had roles in an
eclectic string of movies featuring:
Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy, the Great Gildersleeve, Jerry Lewis,
Francis the Talking Mule, Ricky Nelson, Pat Boone, and Elvis.



Frank Nelson was a regular on many popular radio and television shows,
including Jack Benny and I Love Lucy.
He even had a number of films to his credit including
Bonzo Goes To College.


Hanley Stafford and Gale Gordon
went on to star in the 1939 Fu Manchu radio serial and
all three of the actors appeared in the
1941 radio series, Miss Pinkerton, Inc.



Hanley Stafford's best known role was probably that of
Baby Snooks' (Fanny Brice) Daddy.
Until his death in 1953 he worked steadily in radio and TV:
Charlie McCarthy, Blondie, Big Show, Maverick,
as well as movies: Lullaby of Broadway, A Girl in Every Port


Cinnamon Bear, a 1937 Christmas serial, featured
Hanley Stafford, Frank Nelson, Cy Kendall and Gale Gordon

Jack Benny Cast: Don Wilson second from rightJack Benny Radio Cast: Don Wilson bottom left
Don Wilson became the long-time announcer/actor on the
Jack Benny Radio and Television Shows.
Born Sept. 1, 1900 ~ Died April 25, 1982

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