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The Revenge of Tarzan

The Revenge of Tarzan
Ad with original title The Return of Tarzan
Directed by Harry Revier
George M. Merrick
Produced by Samuel Goldwyn
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Written by Robert Saxmar
Based on The Return of Tarzan 
by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Starring Gene Pollar
Karla Schramm
Estelle Taylor
Armand Cortes
Franklin B. Coates
Numa Pictures Corporation
Distributed by Goldwyn Pictures
Release dates
  • May 30, 1920 (1920-05-30)
Running time
90 minutes
Language Silent (English intertitles)

The Revenge of Tarzan (1920) is a silent adventure film, originally advertised as The Return of Tarzan, and the third Tarzan film produced. The film was produced by the Great Western Film Producing Company, a subsidiary of Numa Pictures Corporation. The film was sold to Goldwyn Pictures for distribution.

The film was written by George M. Merrick. It was released on May 30, 1920.


  • Synopsis 1
  • Cast 2
  • Production notes 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • Bibliography 6
  • External links 7


Tarzan and Jane are traveling to Paris to help his old friend Countess de Coude, who is being threatened by her brother, Nikolas Rokoff. Rokoff has Tarzan tossed overboard. He survives, comes ashore in North Africa, and goes to Paris to search for Jane.

In Paris, Tarzan reunites with his old friend Paul D'Arnot, who informs him that Jane was taken to Africa.

Tarzan returns just in time to save Jane from a lion attack, and soon defeats Rokoff and his henchmen.


Production notes

The production filmed on location in New York, Florida, and Balboa, California.

Karla Schramm returned to portray Jane in The Son of Tarzan (opposite P. Dempsey Tabler as Tarzan), also released in 1920. She and Brenda Joyce are the only two actresses who have portrayed Jane opposite two different Tarzans.

Gene Pollar, a former firefighter, made no other films, and returned to his old job after the film was completed.

Outside of the United States, the film is known by its working title, The Return of Tarzan. The title was changed for its American release in July 1920.[1] The film is currently lost.

See also


  1. ^ The Return of TarzanProgressive Silent Film List: at


  • Essoe, Gabe. Tarzan of the Movies (Citadel Press, 1968)

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