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Tarzan's Revenge (1937, 70 min.), starring Glenn Morris and Eleanor Holm, was one of the least-liked Tarzan movies, despite the fame of its athletic stars and its strong musical score by the Austrian-American composer / music director, Hugo Riesenfeld (1879-1939). Morris, in his sole Tarzan appearance, is rarely seen. His real fame goes back to the 1936 Berlin Olympics when he won a decathlon medal and swept Hitler's favorite director, Leni Riefenstahl off her feet. She mentions the bizarre blouse-ripping incident with Morris in her memoirs.
|Director: D. Ross Lederman
Writers: Edgar Rice Burroughs (characters) ~ Robert Lee Johnson ~ Jay Vann
|Producers: Sol Lesser ~
Original Music by Hugo Riesenfeld
Music Supervisor: Abe Meyer
Cinematography by George Meehan
Film Editing by Gene Milford ~ Bert Jordan
Art Direction by Lewis J. Rachmil
Assistant Director: Wilbur McGaugh
Sound Engineer: Terry Kellum
Wardrobe: Jerry Bos
Production Company: Principal Productions Inc.
Distributor: Principal and 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Black & White ~ 70m ~ Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)
Production Dates: October 1937 - November 1937
Filming Studio Location: 20th Century Fox Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA
Copyright Holder: Principal Productions, Inc.; 7 January 1938; LP8030
Release Date: January 7, 1938
7 reels ~ 35mm negative and print ~ Spherical ~ Aspec Ratio: 1.37 : 1
The Leni Riefenstahl-Tarzan Connection. Riefenstahl was Hitler's official propaganda film maker. She was assigned to record the 1936 Berlin Olympics on film. Once the prologue and opening ceremonies had been completed (nearly 1,900 feet of film stock), Leni spent the remainder of the games personally looking over select major events. Stars of track and field, like the famed Jesse Owens, were well documented in the filming as he took four gold metals and two world records at the games. During this period, she had become romantically involved with Glenn Morris, who was an American decathlon gold medallist. The affair soon ended as he left Berlin directly after the games. She edited the material into the film Olympia.
Olympia, Part II: The Festival Of Beauty (1938 - 96 minutes) Riefenstahl's remarkable look at the XI Summer Olympiad continues as the cameras take in the events around the stadium and in the Olympic village, while following competition in swimming, equestrian, soccer, the Pentathlon and Decathlon and more, including the closing ceremonies.
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