As 'The Legend of Tarzan' releases this week, we look back at a Tarzan film that proved too hot to handle. The second film in the Tarzan series, it was directed by Cedric Gibbons and starred, like the first film and 10 others after it, former swimming champion Johnny Weissmuller. This garment might have incited a minor controversy had there not been another, larger issue for everyone to get riled up about. The provocation was in the form of a skinny-dipping scene. For two-and-a-half-minutes minutes, Tarzan in a loincloth and Jane in nothing at all perform graceful underwater manoeuvres.
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Richard Fred Trimble. Nicaraguan Odyssey is the story of an American Duster pilot who with his two pilot companions and their airplanes, make the journey to a very unstable country in Central America, Nicaragua, in The old adage of just getting there, is one half of the story. Tropical storms, revolutions in progress, holiday revelry and third world methods, slow the progress of the trip. However, after persevering through all of their trials and tribulations they arrive to find themselves welcomed by a very generous and loving group of people who make every effort possible to keep them happy and well entertained by the lovely girls and friends of the Plantation owners in the city of Leon. All of the work is not drudgery, there are some very hilarious activities, as well as a few close calls with the infamous riptide of Poneloya Beach.
They soared through the trees on vines, swam in rivers wild, fought and played with wild animals, and became lovers. You knew them as Tarzan and Jane. Weissmuller was a five-time Olympic Gold Champion who was a star long before he became Tarzan click for more on Weissmuller. She was discovered by Hollywood filmmaker Frank Borzage. The film was not well received.
In , the United States Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry. Tarzan and Jane live in the jungle, along with their chimpanzee Cheeta. Harry Holt and his business partner Martin Arlington, leading a large party of locals, meet them on their way to take ivory from an elephant burial ground.