This film marks Henry's first appearance as the legendary ape-man. He dons a loin cloth and rescues the young Padilla from the clutches of the evil Opatoshu, who believes the boy can lead him to hidden gold. Henry warns the chieftain of the gold mines about the impending attack by
Opatoshu, but the fortune is spared when the mad leader is suffocated by gold dust. A former pro football star, Henry appeared in only three TARZAN entries, calling it quits after a lawsuit and a bite from Dinky the chimp.