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Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes ()


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A missing heir of respected Scottish family, raised in African jungles by animals, finally returns to his estate only to realize that difference between the two worlds is really significant.

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  • Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 13 nominations.
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The Sixth Earl of Greystoke
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Capitaine Phillippe D'Arnot
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Lord Charles Esker
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John Clayton / Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
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Miss Jane Porter
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Lady Alice Clayton
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Jeffson Brown
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Major Jack Downing
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Sir Hugh Belcher
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Lord John 'Jack' Clayton
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Captain Billings
Hilton McRae ...
Willy
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Buller
Ravinder ...
Dean
John Wells ...
Sir Evelyn Blount
Eric Langlois ...
Tarzan aged 12
Danny Potts ...
Tarzan aged 5 (as Daniel Potts)
Peter Kyriakou ...
Tarzan aged one
Tali McGregor ...
Infant Tarzan
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The Rev. Stimson
Tristram Jellinek ...
Chalky White (as Tristram Jellineck)
Roddy Maude-Roxby ...
Olivestone
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Silverbeard, Primate Father (as Elliott W. Cane)
Ailsa Berk ...
Kala, Primate Mother
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White Eyes, Primate Leader
Christopher Beck ...
Droopy Ears, Tarzan's Childhood Friend
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Figs, Tarzan's Follower
Rona Brown ...
Primate Sequences
Georgia Clarke ...
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Tessa Crockett ...
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Frances D'Arcy ...
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Toh Koksum ...
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Eugene Little ...
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Tina Maskell ...
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Douglas Mann ...
Primate Sequences (as Dougie Mann)
Rory Mitchell ...
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Martin Pallot ...
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Martin Scully ...
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George Antoni ...
Primate Sequences (as George Yiasoumi)
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Primate (uncredited)
Bridget Biagi ...
Primate (uncredited)
Colin Charles ...
Olly (uncredited)
Elaine Collins ...
Ruby (uncredited)
David Endene ...
Boat Captain (uncredited)
Sheila Latimer ...
Duchess (uncredited)
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Footman (uncredited)
Alison Macrae ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Mother (uncredited)
Andrea Miller ...
Governess (uncredited)
Philemon Blake Ondoua ...
Aloo (uncredited)
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Iris (uncredited)
Jacobin Yarro ...
Riverbank Chief (uncredited)

Directed by

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Hugh Hudson

Written by

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Edgar Rice Burroughs ... (novel "Tarzan of the Apes")
 
Robert Towne ... () (as P.H. Vazak) and
Michael Austin ... ()

Produced by

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Stanley S. Canter ... producer
Hugh Hudson ... producer
Garth Thomas ... associate producer

Music by

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John Scott

Cinematography by

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John Alcott

Film Editing by

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Anne V. Coates

Editorial Department

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Tim Arrowsmith ... assistant editor
Alan Corder ... assistant editor
Pat Gilbert ... assistant editor
Robert Hambling ... assistant editor
James D.R. Hickox ... apprentice editor
Patrick Moore ... assistant editor
William Parnell ... assistant editor (as Bill Parnell)
Jean Sheffield ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Patsy Pollock

Production Design by

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Stuart Craig

Art Direction by

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Norman Dorme
Simon Holland ... supervising art director

Set Decoration by

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Ann Mollo

Costume Design by

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John Mollo

Makeup Department

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Rick Baker ... special makeup effects
Paul Engelen ... key makeup artist
Peter Frampton ... makeup artist
Richard Glass ... contact lens optician
Tom Hester ... special makeup effects crew
Joan Hills ... hair stylist
Steve Johnson ... special makeup effects crew
Shawn McEnroe ... special makeup effects crew
Daniel Parker ... animatronics
Deborah Phipps ... wig maker
Barry Richardson ... key hair stylist
Joseph Ross ... special makeup effects crew
Stephen Norrington ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Simon Bosanquet ... production manager
Frank Ernst ... unit production manager: Cameroon
Bernard Hanson ... location manager
Paul Hitchcock ... executive in charge of production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Simon Channing Williams ... first assistant director
Lee Cleary ... second assistant director: second unit
Ray Corbett ... first assistant director
Kieron Phipps ... second assistant director
Paul Tivers ... second assistant director
Michael Zimbrich ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Terry Apsey ... construction manager
Martin Asbury ... storyboard artist
Gordon Billings ... stand-by props
Jack Carter ... construction manager: Cameroon
Ian Giladjian ... production buyer
Martin Hitchcock ... art department associate
John King ... chief draughtsman
Arthur Max ... art department associate
Mickey Pugh ... stand-by props (as Michael Pugh)
Cliff Robinson ... assistant art director (as Clifford Robinson)
Keith Short ... sculptor
Steve Short ... stand-by props (as Steven Short)
Charles Torbett ... property master
Tony Vice ... plasterer
Adam Aitken ... plasterer (uncredited)
Andy Aitken ... scenic plasterer/mould maker (uncredited)
Michael Law ... carpenter (uncredited)
Gary Owen ... assistant set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Robert Auger ... mobile recording engineer (as Bob Auger)
Roy Baker ... dubbing editor
Don Banks ... boom operator
Terry Busby ... sound effects editor
Graham V. Hartstone ... dubbing mixer
Jack T. Knight ... sound effects editor (as Jack Knight)
Nicolas Le Messurier ... dubbing mixer
Archie Ludski ... dialogue editor
Gordon K. McCallum ... chief dubbing mixer
Ivan Sharrock ... production sound mixer
Lionel Strutt ... adr mixer
Ken Weston ... boom operator
Les Wiggins ... dubbing editor
Jonathan Andrews ... sound (uncredited)
Richard Daniel ... sound assistant (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Valerie Charlton ... modeller
John Coppinger ... sculptor
Peter Hutchinson ... special effects supervisor
Kevin Mathews ... special effects wire technician
Lawrie Ayres ... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Dave Chagouri ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Albert Whitlock ... special visual effects (as Albert J. Whitlock)

Stunts

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Terry Forrestal ... riding stunts
Roy Scammell ... stunt arranger

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ronald Anscombe ... focus puller
Lou Bogue ... chief electrician
Don Brown ... video operator
Murray Close ... still photographer
John Flemming ... camera grip: second unit
Maurice Gillett ... gaffer
Norman Godden ... camera maintenance
Ray Hall ... camera grip
Jeremy Jones ... clapper loader
Paul Kenward ... clapper loader
Michael O'Connor ... focus puller
Douglas F. O'Neons ... camera operator
Kenneth J. Withers ... camera operator: second unit (as Ken Withers)
Egil S. Woxholt ... camera operator: second unit
Garrett Brown ... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Carlos Melville ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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M.L. Tanner ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Rick Baker ... primate costume designer and creator
Ken Crouch ... wardrobe supervisor
Kenny Crough ... wardrobe assistant
Nic Ede ... wardrobe supervisor (as Nicolas Ede)
David Garrett ... costume maker
Catherine Halloran ... wardrobe assistant
Nazhat Hester ... specialty costumes
Michael Jeffrey ... wardrobe assistant
Diana Moseley ... primate wardrobe supervisor
Shirley Russell ... costumes: Ms. MacDowell and Ms. Campbell

Location Management

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Christopher Knowles ... assistant location manager
Peter Kohn ... location manager
Joseph Ross ... location crew

Music Department

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Robin Clarke ... music editor
Brian Culverhouse ... music recording producer
Norman Del Mar ... conductor: additional music
John Scott ... composer: original soundtrack album / conductor / orchestrator
Jonathan Snowden ... musician: flute
John Warrack ... musical director
Christopher Palmer ... music co-producer (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Maggie Unsworth ... continuity

Other crew

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Marie-Thérèse Boiché ... production coordinator: Cameroon
John Brookes ... unit nurse
Jimmy Chipperfield ... animal consultant
Hazel Crombie ... production accountant
Susan d'Arcy ... unit publicist
Richard Daniel ... second unit assistant
Robin Demetriou ... catering supervisor
Peter Elliott ... primate choreographer
Roger Fouts ... primate consultant
John Gorham ... title designer
Laura Grumitt ... production assistant
Brian Harris ... production accountant
Steve Long ... production accountant
George Mossman ... horses and carriages
Stefano Priori ... location accountant
Andreas Reyneke ... body development
Mary Richards ... production secretary
Lawrence Schick ... video game designer
Rodger Shaw ... chief primate effects technician
Olly Steele ... on set armourer, weapons instuctor
Ron Swinburne ... chief production accountant
Joan Washington ... voice coach
Glenn Close ... voice dubbing: Andie MacDowell (uncredited)

Thanks

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Ralph Richardson ... dedicatee

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A shipping disaster in the nineteenth century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. The mother dies soon afterwards. An ape enters the house and kills the father, and a female ape takes the tiny boy as a replacement for her own dead infant, and raises him as her son. Twenty years later, Captaine Phillippe D'Arnot discovers the man who thinks he is an ape. Evidence in the tree house leads him to believe that he is the direct descendant of the Earl of Greystoke, and thus takes it upon himself to return the man to civilization. Written by Murray Chapman

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Taglines A legendary hero - and the tale that's never been told! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Greystoke: The 7th Earl Lord John Clayton, Tarzan of the Apes (United Kingdom)
  • Greystoke (United States)
  • Greystoke: The 7th Earl Lord John Clayton, Tarzan of the Apes (United States)
  • Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan (United States)
  • Greystoke: The 7th Earl Lord John Clayton, Tarzan of the Apes (World-wide, English title)
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Runtime
  • 135 min
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Budget $30,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia When this movie premiered in East Germany, the sentence "The wall comes all around the estate to keep them out, and keep us in" caused a roar in the audience. It was omitted in subsequent screenings. See more »
Goofs Tarzan's hair gets shorter as he gets older, before he ever finds the knife to cut it with. As an adult, his hairstyle changes frequently in the jungle. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 57th Annual Academy Awards (1985). See more »
Soundtracks Symphony No. 1 in A flat major, op. 55 See more »
Quotes [a tribe of cannibals are on the riverbank]
Sir Evelyn Blount: What are they saying D'Arnot?
Capitaine Phillippe D'Arnot: Dinner is serving. No! Arrived, dinner has arrived is a slightly better translation.
Sir Evelyn Blount: I don't think that's frightfully funny D'Arnot!
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