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The Son of Tarzan (1920)

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 »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kamuela C. Searle ... Korak - Son of Tarzan grown up
P. Dempsey Tabler P. Dempsey Tabler ... Lord Greystoke / Tarzan
Nita Martan Nita Martan ... Meriem - as a young woman (as Manilla Martan)
Karla Schramm Karla Schramm ... Lady Greystoke / Jane
Gordon Griffith ... Jack - Son of Tarzan as a Boy
Mae Giraci Mae Giraci ... Meriem - as a girl
Eugene Burr Eugene Burr ... Ivan Paulovich
Frank Morrell Frank Morrell ... Sheik Amor Ben Khatour
Ray Thompson Ray Thompson ... Malbihn
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Saville De Sacia Saville De Sacia
Frank Earle Frank Earle
Kathleen May Kathleen May
Lucille Rubey Lucille Rubey
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Storyline

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 Paulovich's trained ape Akut. There he meets Meriem, a white girl held by Arabs. He frees her and falls in love. Meriem (who is really an heiress) is sought by Paulovich. Tarzan arrives with Jane at his African estate and intervenes. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

May 1920 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jungle Trail of the Son of Tarzan See more »

Filming Locations:

Pico Rivera, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$106,000 (estimated)
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The original plan was to film the production on a tropical island in the South Pacific where they would use the natives as extras. See more »

Goofs

All the title cards that mention Ivan Paulovich spells it Paulovich, except for one lone card that spells it Paulevich. See more »

Connections

Followed by Tarzán en las minas del rey Salomón (1974) See more »

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A Fairly Good Print Has Been Found
15 February 2002 | by DPEversoleSee all my reviews

A complete print of this serial, containing one of filmdom's most persistent urban legends, is now available, though a bit ragged in spots (missing frames, "sprocket jitters," etc. My copy is missing most of the musical soundtrack as well). I recommend it to the Tarzan fan, casual and completist, and to any silent movie fan. As has been noted on many occasions, P. Dempsey Tabler is quite woefully miscast as Tarzan (here known in the civilized world as Lord Greystone instead of Greystoke); fortunately he remains in England until near the end, allowing Kamuela Searle to enthusiastically carry the bulk of the picture as Jack Clayton, aka Korak ("Killer" in the language of Burroughs' Apes). Manilla Martan, as Meriem, Korak's damsel in constant distress, is also well-cast, and in those pre-Hayes Code days, gets away with a bit of nude bathing.

Most will see this serial having heard of Searle's death following the infamous elephant rescue. This has been debunked by Burroughs enthusiasts, who quote a letter from Searle's brother to "The Burroughs Bulletin," stating that though badly injured when the elephant slammed him to the ground still tied to a pole, Kamuela recovered, but died in 1924 of cancer.


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