The New Adventures of Tarzan is a 1935 American film serial in 12 chapters starring Herman Brix. The serial is a more authentic version of the character than most other adaptations, with Tarzan as a cultured and well educated gentleman as in the original Edgar Rice Burroughs novels. It was filmed during the same period as the Johnny Weissmuller/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Tarzan films. Film exhibitors had the choice of selecting the serial or the episodes edited into two separate films, The New Adventures of Tarzan and Tarzan and the Green Goddess.
The serial was filmed in Guatemala, and Tarzan was played by Herman Brix (known post-war as Bruce Bennett). The final screenplay was credited to Charles F. Royal, and from Episode 6 onward, also Basil Dickey. It was produced by Ashton Dearholt, Bennett Cohen and George W. Stout under the corporate name of “Burroughs-Tarzan Enterprises, Inc.” (which also distributed) and was directed by Edward Kull and Wilbur F. McGaugh.
The New Adventures of Tarzan
Directed by Edward Kull, Wilbur F. McGaugh
Produced by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ashton Dearholt, George W. Stout
Written by Edwin Blum, Bennett Cohen, Basil Dickey, Charles F. Royal, Edgar Rice Burroughs
Starring Herman Brix, Ula Holt, Ashton Dearholt, Frank Baker, Lewis Sargent
Music by Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Cinematography Edward A. Kull, Ernest F. Smith
Edited by Harold Minter, Thomas Neff, Edward Schroeder, Walter Thompson
Distributed by Burroughs-Tarzan Enterprises Inc.
Release dates May 21, 1935 (US)
Running time 257 minutes
Country United States