MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 18,552 this week

The Adventures of Tarzan (1921)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 69 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 2 critic

Tarzan spurns the love of La, Queen of Opar. When he isn't trying to keep the Bolshevik Rokoff and Clayton (pretender to the Greystoke estate) from reaching Opar, he is attacked ... See full summary »

Writers:

(novel), (scenario), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2241 titles
created 27 Apr 2013
 
a list of 506 titles
created 15 Sep 2013
 
list image
a list of 9883 titles
created 29 Oct 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 01 May 2014
 
a list of 52 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Adventures of Tarzan (1921)

The Adventures of Tarzan (1921) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Adventures of Tarzan.

User Polls

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Tarzan and Jane go to New York to rescue Boy after he is kidnapped into a circus.

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield
Tarzan and the Trappers (TV Movie 1958)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

After dispatching a ruthless hunter who traps animals for gain, he has to contend with his brother who is out for revenge.

Directors: Charles F. Haas, Sandy Howard, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Gordon Scott, Eve Brent, Rickie Sorensen
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A group of archaeologists asks Tarzan to help them find an ancient city in a hidden valley of women. He refuses, but Boy is tricked into doing the job. The queen of the women asks Tarzan to... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Neumann
Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An aviatrix emerges from the jungle looking as young as she was when her plane went down many years before. Unscrupulous hunters discover that this is due to a secret fountain of youth. ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Sholem
Stars: Lex Barker, Brenda Joyce, Albert Dekker
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Ivory poachers, headed by Lyra the She-Devil, Vargo and Fidel, capture a native tribe to carry their loot. Tarzan intervenes and is captured. Jane is also captured and believed killed, so ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Neumann
Stars: Lex Barker, Joyce Mackenzie, Raymond Burr
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Hudson
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Andie MacDowell, Ralph Richardson
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The plot follows the novel more closely than does any other Tarzan movie. John and Alice Clayton take ship for Africa. Mutineers maroon them. After his parents die the newborn Tarzan is ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Sidney
Stars: Elmo Lincoln, Enid Markey, True Boardman
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The scenario follows the book closely. Tarzan's son Jack (Korak to the apes) is kidnapped from England by Tarzan's old enemy Paulovich. He escapes into the African jungle with the help of ... See full summary »

Directors: Arthur J. Flaven, Harry Revier
Stars: Kamuela C. Searle, P. Dempsey Tabler, Nita Martan
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Ruby Shetty lives a wealthy lifestyle with her widowed dad, who would to travel to the deep jungles of India to find a fabled tribe in the Shakabhoomi region, where others have gone - but ... See full summary »

Director: Babbar Subhash
Stars: Hemant Birje, Raja Duggal, Gorilla
Tarzan (TV Series 2003)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

This thrilling contemporary take transforms the classic Tarzan tale into a rapid-fire adventure, an intriguing mystery and, most of all, a fiery love story. Strong-willed NYPD detective ... See full summary »

Stars: Travis Fimmel, Sarah Wayne Callies, Miguel A. Núñez Jr.
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

The Green Goddess is a totem worshiped by the primitive natives of a lost city deep in the jungles of Guatemala, which contains both a fortune in jewels and an ancient formula for a ... See full summary »

Director: Edward A. Kull
Stars: Bruce Bennett, Ula Holt, Frank Baker
Tarzan (2016)
Action | Adventure

Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.

Director: David Yates
Stars: Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson, Alexander Skarsgård
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elmo Lincoln ...
...
Scott Pembroke ...
Clayton (as Percy Pembroke)
Frank Whitson ...
Zip Monberg ...
Monsieur Gernot (as George Monberg)
Lillian Worth ...
Queen La of Opar
Charles Gay ...
Sheik Ben Ali
Charles Inslee ...
Maceo Bruce Sheffield ...
Chief of Wazini
Fifi R. Lachoy
Frank Merrill ...
Arab Guard
Joe Martin ...
Man in Ape Suit
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George B. French
Gordon Griffith
Thomas Jefferson
Edit

Storyline

Tarzan spurns the love of La, Queen of Opar. When he isn't trying to keep the Bolshevik Rokoff and Clayton (pretender to the Greystoke estate) from reaching Opar, he is attacked simultaneously by two lions, dropped into a pit when a volcano splits the ground, nearly sacrificed by sun worshipers, and so on. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

FIFTEEN ELECTRIFYING EPISODES! (original poster-all caps)

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

Passed
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 December 1921 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I dikaiosyni tou Tarzan  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

CHAPTER TITLES: 1. Jungle Romance; 2. City of Gold; 3. Sun Death; 4. The Stalking Death; 5. Flames of Hate; 6. Fangs of the Lion; 7. The Jungle Trap; 8. The Tornado; 9. The Ivory Trap; 10. The Simoon; 11. The Hidden Arrows; 12. The Dynamite Trail; 13. The Jungle's Prey; 14. Flaming Arrows; 15. The Last Adventure. See more »

Connections

Follows The Son of Tarzan (1920) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very disappointing
3 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

I would actually like to rate this one with a zero, but I'm giving it a "three" for its curiosity value. The movie has been missing for years, but thanks to good old Grapevine, it has now surfaced in its 1928 feature film cutdown version. Although this feature now runs only 60 minutes, I feel sure this glimpse will more than satisfy all Tarzan addicts. Alas, however, it will never be regarded as a long-lost "classic" again. Elmo Lincoln's performance as Tarzan is so bad and so off-centre, it has to be seen to be believed. Admittedly, he is hampered by a really weird, mind-boggling costume (which has been somewhat retouched for the poster so that it doesn't look half as ridiculous). His performance is best described as indifferent. Directors Robert F. Hill and Scott Sidney don't seem to be giving him any dramatic direction at all. In fact, it's a mystery what Hill and Sidney were doing. The other players are less clownish than Elmo Lincoln, but no-one would describe their contributions as good or even adequate. The camera-work is - to say the least - primitive. It doesn't budge one inch. Admittedly, the original tints - mostly green - have been preserved, but even this spectacle wears thin after 20 minutes or so. In all, "Adventures of Tarzan" is no long-lost masterpiece after all. It was just long-lost. I'm sure many disappointed viewers will feel it should have stayed that way!


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Adventures of Tarzan (1921) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?