Despite skillful cutting job, this picture, taken from 12-episode serial, remains of serial calibre. In only a few instances, where it attempts to ape highlights of other Tarzan features, does it do justice to story material at hand [novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose own company produced, with adaptation by Charles F. Royal and Edwin H. Blum].
Adventures take Tarzan into Guatemalan jungles in search of a missing friend, winding up in mad dash for Lost Goddess filled with valuable gems. Then the animal stuff with the hero triumphant. Battle with natives is closest thing to realism in pic.
Whole sequences in which hardly a word is spoken. Maybe that’s for the best since the dialog is pretty corny. Camera crew does well enough with wild beast and scenic shots.
Herman Brix is an athletic Tarzan who struggles manfully with absurdities of the dialog. Don Castello, as the villainous Raglan, makes the most of his role. Dale Walsh’s biggest contribution is her screams. [See also Tarzan and the Green Goddess, 1938, produced by the same company.]