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Tarzan the Tiger (1929)

Passed | | Action, Adventure | 9 December 1929 (USA)
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:

Henry MacRae (as Henry McRae)

Writers:

Edgar Rice Burroughs (novel), Ford Beebe (titles) (as Ford I. Beebe)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frank Merrill ... Tarzan / Lord Greystoke
Natalie Kingston ... Jane / Lady Jane
Al Ferguson Al Ferguson ... Albert Werper
Lillian Worth ... Queen La of Opar (as Mademoiselle Kithnou)
Paul Panzer ... Mohammed Bey
Clive Morgan Clive Morgan ... Philip Annersley
Sheldon Lewis ... Achmet Zek
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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>

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

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

Passed
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tarzan der Tiger See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Adventure Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Production was announced in the June 8, 1929, edition of the Hollywood Filmograph as one of five Universal serials to be produced within the next year. The other four were The Jade Box (1930), The Lightning Express (1930), Terry of the 'Times' (1930) and The Ace of Scotland Yard (1929). See more »

Quotes

Jane: Fear has fled, my dearest. Love has come again to abide with us always!
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Alternate Versions

A sound version of the film was produced as well as the silent version; on this version was heard the first Tarzan yell. See more »

Connections

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

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First talkie (sort-of) movie serial, First Tarzan yell!
14 November 2006 | by EnigmaBooksSee all my reviews

Ben Burgraff's critique of TARZAN THE TIGER is so well done that it would be difficult for anyone to comment further on the subject of the movie itself. I for one totally agree with his assessment. I love old serial "Cliffhangers" and this one is a true historical film classic. However, there are numerous companies that produce old movies on VHS tape and DVD for home entertainment, and some produce better tapes and discs than others. Some are perfectly produced with great definition and some are so fuzzy that they appear to dissolve while trying to watch and make sense of them. There are also some that unwittingly destroy a good movie because they are so paranoid that someone might copy the movies that they themselves had copied... So they superimpose graffiti (aka junk logos, etc.) in the viewing area of the subject, thus rendering it so annoying that most viewers can't stand to watch it. The Alpha Home Entertainment DVD Production of this particular 15 chapter serial is perhaps the worse produced thus far. "ALPHA VIDEO" graffiti appears in text with their flag logo at the upper right corner of every opening chapter and through the credits, and at various places in the film, in addition to the close of the film, rendering annoying and worthless. The Alpha Video Production DVD also appears to have been VHS video taped from television because there are those horizontal lines appearing at various places in the disc, and then from VHS to disc. I've seen a sharper image version of this same movie some time ago... It was produced by another DVD producer, I believe it was a Canadian company, and it had no graffiti to deface the movie or to distract one's viewing pleasure. I am among those that would like to see the entire movie from start to ending exactly as it was produced, without graffiti (aka logos, aka signs, aka symbols and text that was not originally in the movie). IF Alpha Video was around in 1929, and are the original and fully legal 1929 producers of TARZAN THE TIGER, then they should do with the film what they wish... But they are not the original producers, and it is a sin to ruin such historic movies the way they are... out of fear of piracy, or perhaps they are being over zealous... Who knows? At any rate, you may want to ask who produced the movie before you buy it... and if its produced by an individual, or a company, or a corporation, or an institution that ruins good movies by superimposing personal graffiti or "logos" on them, then you might want to pass on it until someone comes out with a quality production of your favorite film. And, please don't buy pirated movies... Pirated films are unlawful and they do hurt the industry.


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