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Tarzan and the Golden Lion (1927)

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.

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J.P. McGowan

Writers:

Edgar Rice Burroughs (novel), William E. Wing (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Pierce ... Tarzan
Frederick Peters ... Esteban Miranda
Edna Murphy ... Betty Greystoke
Harold Goodwin ... Jack Bradley
Dorothy Dunbar ... Lady Greystoke
D'Arcy Corrigan D'Arcy Corrigan ... Weesimbo
Boris Karloff ... Owaza
Robert Bolder ... John Peebles
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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.

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Action | Adventure

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tarzan e o Leão Dourado See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Edgar Rice Burroughs convinced James Pierce, his future son-in-law, to turn down a role in Wings (1927) in order to play Tarzan in this film. That role went to a rising Gary Cooper, and made him a star. See more »

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Simple but Entertaining
26 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Tarzan and the Golden Lion (1927)

*** (out of 4)

Tarzan (James Pierce) and his lion must fight off strangers to the jungle who are searching for diamonds. The stakes are raised when they kidnap his sister(?!). This is a pretty good silent version that never takes itself too seriously. The film only runs 57 minutes and thankfully each minute is full of action and other things to that nature. Pierce is good in the title role and the supporting cast, including Boris Karloff, are good as well. It's interesting to note that Pierce was engaged to Edgar Rice Burrough's daughter at the time this was being made. Burrough's convinced Pierce to turn down the Gary Cooper role in Wings to do this film. You gotta wonder what the two men talked about after Wings went on to do everything it did.


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