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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 »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elmo Lincoln ...
Louise Lorraine ...
Scott Pembroke ...
Clayton (as Percy Pembroke)
Frank Whitson ...
Rokoff
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
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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>

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FIFTEEN ELECTRIFYING EPISODES! (original poster-all caps)

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Action | Adventure

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Release Date:

1 December 1921 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I dikaiosyni tou Tarzan  »

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1.33 : 1
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Numa Pictures claimed that more time had been given to the production of this film than any serial yet produced. See more »

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Followed by Tarzan the Mighty (1928) See more »

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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!


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