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Tarzan of the Apes(1918)

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Brief Synopsis

The plot follows the novel more closely than does any other Tarzan movie. John and Alice Clayton take ship for Africa. Mutineers maroon them. After his parents die the newborn Tarzan is taken by a great Ape, Kala. Later the boy finds his father's knife and uses it to become King of Apes. Binns, the sailor who saved the Claytons and who has been held by Arab slavers for ten years, finds the young Tarzan and then heads for England to notify his kin. A scientist arrives to check out Binns' story. Tarzan, now a man, kills the native who killed Kala; when their chief is killed the black villagers appease Tarzan with gifts and prayers. The scientist's daughter Jane is carried off by a native, rescued by Tarzan (who has burnt the native village), aggressively loved by him ("Tarzan is a man, and men do not force the love of women"), and at last accepts him with open arms.

Cast & Crew

Scott Sidney Director
Enid Markey Jane Porter
Gordon Griffith Tarzan the boy
True Boardman Tarzan's father, Lord Greystoke
Kathleen Kirkham Tarzan's mother, Lady Greystoke
Thomas Jefferson Prof. Porter
Bessie Toner Barmaid
Jack Wilson Captain of the Fuwalda
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1918 Production Date:  16mm - Kit Parker
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  First National Exhibitors' Circuit, Inc.
Sound:  Silent Production Co:  National Film Corp. of America
Duration(mins):  not available Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  10    

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