MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 52,618 this week

Tarzan the Tiger (1929)

Passed  |   |  Action, Adventure  |  9 December 1929 (USA)
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 69 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

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 »

Director:

(as Henry McRae)

Writers:

(novel), (titles) (as Ford I. Beebe) , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 284 titles
created 07 Nov 2011
 
a list of 1066 titles
created 05 Dec 2012
 
a list of 506 titles
created 15 Sep 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 01 May 2014
 
a list of 52 titles
created 15 Aug 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Tarzan the Tiger" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tarzan the Tiger (1929)

Tarzan the Tiger (1929) on IMDb 6/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tarzan the Tiger.

User Polls

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Escaped convicts are selling weapons to a warlike native tribe.

Director: Byron Haskin
Stars: Lex Barker, Virginia Huston, George Macready
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

The Tarzan story from Jane's point of view. Jane Parker visits her father in Africa where she joins him on an expedition. A couple of brief encounters with Tarzan establish a (sexual) bond ... See full summary »

Director: John Derek
Stars: Bo Derek, Richard Harris, Miles O'Keeffe
Tarzan in Manhattan (TV Movie 1989)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Tarzan goes to New York to rescue the chimp Cheetah, who has been captured by an evil animal experimenter. There, he teams up with Jane, a cab driver and daughter of an ex-cop private eye, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schultz
Stars: Joe Lara, Kim Crosby, James Medina
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Hunters trespass into Sukulu country, where animals are sacred, posing as photographers. Their work has the blessing of the U.N.'s Dr. Celliers, close friend of the Sukulu chief. The ... See full summary »

Director: Harold D. Schuster
Stars: Gordon Scott, Vera Miles, Peter van Eyck
Jungle Girl (1941)
Certificate: Passed Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Dr. John Meredith has been driven from civilization by the criminal activities of his twin brother Bradley Meredith. With his infant daughter, he settles in the African jungle, where his ... See full summary »

Directors: John English, William Witney
Stars: Frances Gifford, Tom Neal, Trevor Bardette
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The spiritual leader of an oriental country is dying. The leader's evil brother Khan is plotting to prevent Kashi, the youthful heir, from assuming his rightful position. Tarzan is summoned... See full summary »

Director: Robert Day
Stars: Jock Mahoney, Woody Strode, Tsu Kobayashi
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The international criminal Vinaro enjoys sending explosive wristwatches to his enemies. Here he kidnaps ten-year-old Ramel whom he thinks can lead him to the lost city of gold. Tarzan ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Day
Stars: Mike Henry, David Opatoshu, Manuel Padilla Jr.
Action | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Stars: Robert Ridgely, Jack Bannon, Ted Cassidy
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Zan (Tarzan in some subtitled versions) helps the Amazons defeat two gangsters who wished to take over a sacred gold treasure from the women's tribe. There are extensive views of the ... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Caño
Stars: Steve Hawkes, Kitty Swan, Krista Nell
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Oscar Apfel
Stars: Evelyn Greeley, Eric Mayne, Maude Turner Gordon
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Director: José Luis Merino
Stars: David Carpenter, Nadiuska, Paul Naschy
Green Inferno (1973)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  
Director: Miguel Iglesias
Stars: José Luis Ayestarán, Didi Sherman, César Burner
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frank Merrill ...
Natalie Kingston ...
Al Ferguson ...
Albert Werper
Mademoiselle Kithnou ...
Queen La of Opar
Paul Panzer ...
Mohammed Bey
Clive Morgan ...
Philip Annersley
Sheldon Lewis ...
Achmet Zek
Edit

Storyline

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 (from a later blow) he defeats the villain, recovers the fabulous jewels of Opar, and rescues Jane. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Mightier than "TARZAN the MIGHTY"! (original poster)

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

Passed
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 December 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tarzan der Tiger  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The record contains the very first Tarzan yell, invented by Frank Merrill. See more »

Connections

Followed by Ape Man of the Jungle (1964) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Hokey but Fun Serial Marked First 'Sound' Tarzan...
24 September 2004 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada) – See all my reviews

TARZAN THE TIGER is certainly not in a class with the FLASH GORDON or SUPERMAN serials of the 30s and 40s, but it does hold some distinctions; filmed as a silent, to capitalize on the growing popularity of sound, a music track and sound effects were added (most memorably, the first recorded 'Tarzan yell'), making this the first 'sound' Tarzan; 36-year-old gymnastics champion Frank Merrill as 'Tarzan the Tiger', would introduce acrobatics, such as rope-climbing and vine-swinging, which would remain fixtures in all subsequent Tarzan films; Natalie Kingston, 24, as 'Lady Jane', Tarzan's wife, would don a costume very similar to the one Maureen O'Sullivan wore starting with TARZAN ESCAPES, through the remainder of her MGM films; AND Kingston would perform a breast-baring swim, five YEARS before the famous TARZAN AND HIS MATE nude underwater romp.

While Merrill's 'acting' is embarrassing (he seems to be limited to three expressions: happy, dazed, and angry), his character is fairly faithful to the vision of author Edgar Rice Burroughs; educated, a sophisticate, as comfortable in a dinner jacket as in his (unintentionally funny) jungle 'wardrobe' of a leopard-skin headband and half-bib shorts, with moccasins...why he would cover up his Herculean chest is anybody's guess! Of course, after he gets conked on the head after 'liberating' some priceless jewels in the Lost City of Opar, he forgets his 'Lord Greystoke' persona, reverting to a more Weissmuller-type Tarzan (albeit more loquacious), through most episodes of the serial.

As with all serials, cliffhanger endings abound. Will poor Lady Jane, prisoner of Arab slavers, then of a false friend (sleazy Al Ferguson), be sold on the block to the highest bidder, or suffer the indignity of a "fate worse than death"? will La (Kithnou), the rather 'butch' Queen of the eternally dancing (and mentally-challenged) Opar tribe, win the heart of the man she loves, Tarzan? Will our Hero survive even ONE cliffhanger WITHOUT the aid of the local elephant, "Tantar, the Terrible"?

While the plot is silly and repetitious, the serial does offer some impressive views of Merrill's brawny arms and back, and equally impressive views of Kingston's 'charms', as well as a guy in an ape suit (uh, I mean a gorilla) that gives Tarzan the best fight of the fifteen chapters.

All in all, TARZAN THE TIGER isn't bad, as a 'popcorn flick'!


11 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Best Stunt Award for 1929 donovanarchmontierth
Available at Internet Archive scribe1270
Discuss Tarzan the Tiger (1929) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?