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Edgar Rice Burroughs (story)
Basil Dickey (continuity) ...
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Release Date:
11 August 1933 (USA) See more »
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Romance! Adventure! Thrills! See more »
Plot:
In the African Jungle, a group of Europeans come across the fabled white man who was raised by apes... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Has a bad Tarzan yell See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Buster Crabbe ... Tarzan
Julie Bishop ... Mary Brooks (as Jaqueline Wells)
Edward Woods ... Bob Hall (as Eddie Woods)
Philo McCullough ... Jeff Herbert
E. Alyn Warren ... Dr. Brooks

Mischa Auer ... High Priest
Matthew Betz ... Nick
Frank Lackteen ... Abdul
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Symona Boniface ... Sara (uncredited)
Everett Brown ... Bearer (uncredited)
George DeNormand ... Guard (uncredited)
Darby Jones ... Anga (uncredited)

Al Kikume ... Warrior (uncredited)
Carlotta Monti ... Madi (uncredited)
Philip Sleeman ... Slave Trader (uncredited)
Ivory Williams ... Unga (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert F. Hill  (as Robert Hill)
 
Writing credits
Edgar Rice Burroughs (story)

Basil Dickey (continuity) &
George H. Plympton (continuity)

Walter Anthony (dialogue editor)

Produced by
Sol Lesser .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Joseph Brotherton (photography) (as Jos. Brotherton)
Harry Neumann (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Carl Himm (film editor)
 
Production Management
Julian Lesser .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Theodore Joos .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Charles J. Hunt .... sound editor
 
Stunts
George DeNormand .... stunt double (uncredited)
Bert Goodrich .... stunt double (uncredited)
Red Knight .... stunt double (uncredited)
Nellie Walker .... stunt double (uncredited)
Thelma Warren .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Abe Meyer .... music supervision
Henry Hadley .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Gene Johnston .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hugo Riesenfeld .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Milan Roder .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Oliver Wallace .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Sam Wineland .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
William Lord Wright .... screen play supervisor (as Wm. Lord Wright)
Walter Anthony .... dialogue director (uncredited)
David Holt .... human double: chimpanzee (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
200 min (12 episodes) | USA:61 min (feature) | UK:86 min (feature)
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Goofs:
Continuity: When Tarzan first takes Mary to his cave, her skirt is torn, then it's not torn, then it's torn again.See more »
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Call of TarzanSee more »

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Has a bad Tarzan yell, 9 September 2007
Author: longrush from United States

The Tarzan of the movies was a sissy, compared with the blood thirsty apeman of the early Burroughs novels. The real Tarzan ate raw meat and the blood ran off his chin. Moviegoers might not have been up to this kind of realism. That aside, this is a worthwhile, albeit early, Tarzan film. Buster Crabbe was a better athlete than other actors who played the role; like Weismuller, Crabbe had an Olympic gold medal and was more muscular. He also had a skimpier costume in the pre-Hayes Office days.

The plot skips all over the place, probably because it was edited down from an episodic serial. The chimp is there, playing cute, as he did in almost all Tarzan films. The trapeze or vine swinging work is considerably better here. If Buster Crabbe didn't actually do it, he appeared to be quite high and hanging on precariously. Unfortunately the Tarzan yell, a trademark of these films, is a mild bleat compared with those that came later. I miss that in this version.

All in all, I'd give this a fair to good grade.

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