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.
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Ep. 12: Operator nr. 17
Tarzan and Ula are able to get back below deck and free Martling and George before the fierce waves dash the ship to splinters. The only survivors, the four are at sea several days on a raft made of the ship’s boards, when they are spotted and rescued by a passing ocean liner.
Safely back in England, at Greystoke Manor, Tarzan – now as Lord Greystoke – gives a gypsy costume party. D’Arnot is among the guests, as are Gordon and Alice, briefly seen in wedding outfits. Ula is strangely missing. At the urging of some guests, an ancient gypsy seer, Old Nag, uses her crystal ball to show them some of the adventures had by Tarzan and the others in Guatemala.
As her final act, Old Nag removes her disguise and reveals herself to be Ula. Martling decides that the formula is too dangerous for mankind to have, and gives it to Ula who, with Tarzan’s concurrence, consigns it to the flames of her campfire, thus bringing the issue of its possession to a final close.
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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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