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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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Complete credited cast:
Frank Merrill ... Tarzan / Lord Greystoke
Natalie Kingston ... Jane / Lady Jane
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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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 Tarzan in King Solomon's Mines (1973) See more »

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An action-packed serial with a handsome, hunky, articulate Tarzan!
7 October 1998 | by EffieSee all my reviews

This is an excellent adaptation of the book, Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar. Frank Merrill's classically handsome features and lithe, muscular body make him a fine Tarzan visually; his vine-swinging and elephant riding are unparalleled in the movies; and the script allows him to be the refined, educated Tarzan of the books, at least intially (until he loses his memory.) This is an exciting serial, full of action and with great sets and scenery. The only question is: why a tiger? But the mistake is a charming one, since it echoes the one ERB himself made in initially putting tigers in Africa himself.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Adventure Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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