Johnny Weissmuller was an Austro-Hungarian-born American actor, model, and swimmer. He was known for his role as ‘Tarzan,’ the ape man. He was the sixth actor to play the iconic character and the most popular one as well. He made his first feature film appearance in ‘Glorifying the American Girl’ (1929) as ‘Adonis.’ He made his debut as ‘Tarzan’ in the 1932 film ‘Tarzan the Ape Man.’ Overall, he starred in 12 ‘Tarzan ‘films, including ‘Tarzan Triumphs’ (1943), ‘Tarzan and the Huntress’ (1947), and ‘Tarzan and the Mermaids’ (1948). His other popular role was of ‘Jungle Jim.’ He portrayed the aforementioned character in films such as ‘The Lost Tribe’ (1949), ‘Fury of the Congo’ (1951), and ‘Jungle Man-Eaters’ (1954). His final film performance came in ‘Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood’ (1976). He reprised his role as ‘Jungle Jim’ in a TV series of the same name, from 1956 to 1958.
Glorifying the American Girl is a comedy drama musical film which tells the story of a young girl working at a departmental store, who wishes to pursue a career as an entertainer. She eventually decides to journey to New York, in order to follow her dreams, but things are not as she expected.
When explorer Jungle Jim discovers a vial, probably from the hidden temple of Zimbalu, Dr. Hilary Parker, who believes that the vial can lead to polio vaccine, heads an expedition with Jim as the guide. Devious photographer Bruce Edwards, who is looking for a treasure, imposes himself on them. Jim must deal with Bruce, wilderness dangers, and risky encounters with witch doctors.
Rodeo Dough is a western short film which tells the story of two women Marry and Sally, who work as waitresses and are not too bright. They are both looking forward to go home to Kokomo, Indiana, but things don’t go so easy for them.
Known for the large number of cameo appearances by Hollywood's golden age actors and actresses, the movie is loosely based on the film debut of Rin Tin Tin, a male German shepherd, who follows an aspiring actress to Hollywood; but himself becomes an international star.
In order to rescue a group of American celebrities, members of a rock band are sent to Albania, in Europe.