The Romance of Tarzan


1918

Brief Synopsis

Tarzan and Jane are to sail for England. They are attacked by natives and Tarzan is believed to have been killed. The Greystoke relatives return to England, the Porters (Jane's family) goes to their ranch near San Francisco. Tarzan shows up in a tuxedo and rescues Jane from outlaws. Later she suspects him ot being in love with another woman. Disgusted with civilization Tarzan returns to the jungle, followed by Jane who learns she was wrong.

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 1918
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
National Film Corp. of America
Distribution Company
First National Exhibitors' Circuit, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the concluding chapters of the novel Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Chicago, 1914).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
6,481ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

Tarzan, reared in the jungle by apes following the death of his parents, Lord and Lady Greystoke, is discovered by an English search party which includes Clayton, who hopes to inherit the Greystoke title and fortune, and Jane Porter, whom the apeman saves from the jaws of a lion. Although Jane has fallen in love with Tarzan, she reluctantly accompanies the search party back to civilization after hearing Clayton's false report that Tarzan has been killed. Tarzan follows his beloved Jane to California, where he rescues her from bandits and makes a rather unsuccessful attempt to mingle with the cream of San Francisco society. Clayton conspires with La Belle Odine, a beautiful dancer, to lure Tarzan away from his sweetheart, whereupon Jane, believing that Tarzan has been unfaithful, breaks their engagement. Brokenhearted, Tarzan returns to Africa, but when Jane learns of Clayton's duplicity, she follows her lover back to the jungle.

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 1918
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
National Film Corp. of America
Distribution Company
First National Exhibitors' Circuit, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the concluding chapters of the novel Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Chicago, 1914).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
6,481ft (7 reels)

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Notes

This film was the sequel to Tarzan of the Apes, released in January 1918. Burroughs' novel first appeared in All-Story Weekly in October 1912. The film opened in New York on October 13, 1918. The Romance of Tarzan begins with a prologue of scenes taken from Tarzan of the Apes. For information on other films based on Burroughs' character, see listing below for Tarzan of the Apes.