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 »
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 »
Arthur J. Flaven,
Kamuela C. Searle,
P. Dempsey Tabler,
Flora Hawks is in love with the overseer of Tarzan's African estate. After a search for a legendary city of diamonds, Tarzon races with his pet lion Jad-bal-ja to save Haws from being sacrificed to a lion-god.
Tarzan and Jane are sailing for France in answer to a call for help from Countess de Coude who is being persecuted by her brother Rokoff. After a duel with the Countess' jealous husband, ... See full summary »
After Tarzan's estate is destroyed by Arabs Jane is sold into slavery by a man posing as a friendly scientist. Tarzan develops amnesia after a blow to the head. When he recovers his memory ... See full summary »
Mary and Bobby Trevor are castaways befriended by Tarzan. When Lord arrives, looking for the family heir, Black John tries to fill that role and marry Mary in England. Tarzan shows up and marries her instead.
In the African Jungle, a group of Europeans come across the fabled white man who was raised by apes. Tarzan takes an immediate liking to the blond Mary Brooks and rescues her during a nasty... See full summary »
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 »
Tarzan and Jane are to sail for England. They are attacked by natives and Tarzan is believed to have been killed. The Greystoke relatives return to England, the Porters (Jane's family) goes... See full summary »
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
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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!
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