A mysterious, jewel-covered statue called “The Green Goddess” is as dangerous as it is valuable. It contains an ancient formula for a powerful super-explosive that, in unscrupulous hands, could destroy the world.
The New Adventures of Tarzan
Ep. 9: Doom’s Brink
The primitives only take Ula prisoner, and throw her into a cell with an ancient native hag left to guard her closely. N’Kima has escaped capture, meantime, and summons Tarzan, who races to the Lost City. Meanwhile, Raglan has reached the port city of Mantique and meets a confederate, Pedro, who advises him that a Captain Blade has a ship waiting for him and the Goddess, just off the coast. A strange man overhears this conversation…
Back at the Lost City, Tarzan appears and is immediately captured by the natives. He is placed in a cell adjoining Ula’s, bound hand and foot, and watches as a lion is chained to the cell’s wall just out of reach of Tarzan. Martling and George are brought to the Lost City’s torture chamber, to be forced to reveal the whereabouts of the Goddess to the High Priest and the nameless white man. The old hag attacks Ula with a knife, but Ula knocks her out, then notices a small hole in the wall of her cell. Through it she can see Tarzan in the next cell, where the lion is lunging repeatedly at the helpless apeman, with such vigor that a link on the chain has begun to give way. As Ula watches
in horror, the link snaps and the lion springs directly at the apeman!
In the African jungles, Tarzan kills a lion and saves the life of a demented Frenchman, who tells him that D’Arnot, Tarzan’s best friend is lost in the wilds of Guatemala.
Rushing to D’Arnot’s aid aboard the S.S. Wangai, Tarzan accidentally meets MAJOR MARLING, an archaelogolist leading an expedition to the Guatemalan jungles in the hope of locating the famous GREEN GODDESS – a priceless Mayan relic containing a fortune in gems. He casually becomes a part of a group including ALICE MARTLING, Martling’s daughter, GORDON HAMILTON, her fiance, and GEORGE, an admirer of the Ape-Man, who has stowed aboard with Nkima, Tarzan’s pet chimpanzee. ULA VALE, a mysterious woman, and RAGLAN, a racally explorer, trailing Martling to get posession of the document, dircting the expedition to the Goddess, are also passengers.
Learning that Martling has mailed the document to someone in Guatemala, the adventurers attack him in order to learn its whereabouts, but flee empty-handed when Tarzan comes to the rescue.
In Guatemala City, while Martling and Tarzan prepare for their expedition, Raglan gains possession of the document, escapes with it and starts for the jungle. They pursue him. However, Raglan, arriving at the point designated in the document, unearths the entrance to the secret underground passage leading to the lost City and the Green Goddess.
Tarzan’s party arrive and enter the Lost City, only to be seized by monster servers of QUEEN MAYA, in whose court they find D’Arnot a prisoner and behold the GREEN GODDESS. Maya declares all must die save Tarzan, who may remain as her consort. Tarzan, refusing, is strapped to the altar and Maya plunges her dagger toward his heart.
Cast and Crew:
* Herman Brix/Tarzan
* Ula Holt/Ula Vale
* Frank Baker/Maj. Francis Martling
# Director: Edward A. Kull
Production Company: Burroughs-Tarzan Enterprises Inc.
Date Release: 1935
Audio & Video: Mono – Black and White
Additional details in: IMDB
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