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Tarzan of the Apes (1918)

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73 min | Action, Adventure

Kohn and Alice Clayton set sail 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 ...See moreKohn and Alice Clayton set sail 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. Written by Ed Stephan See less
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Isadore Bernstein (as Isidore Bernstein)
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$3,270,000
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Jan 27, 1918 (United States)

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Elmo Lincoln
Tarzan Tarzan   See fewer
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Enid Markey
Jane Porter Jane Porter   See fewer
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John Clayton - Lord Greystoke John Clayton - Lord Greystoke   See fewer
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Kathleen Kirkham
Alice Clayton - Lady Greystoke Alice Clayton - Lady Greystoke   See fewer
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George B. French
Binns - a Sailor Binns - a Sailor   See fewer
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Gordon Griffith
Tarzan - Younger Tarzan - Younger   See fewer
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Colin Kenny
Greystoke's Nephew Greystoke's Nephew   See fewer
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Thomas Jefferson
Professor Porter Professor Porter   See fewer
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Bessie Toner
Bar Maid Bar Maid   See fewer
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Jack Wilson
Captain of the Fuwalda Captain of the Fuwalda   See fewer
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Louis Morrison
Innkeeper Innkeeper   See fewer
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Rex Ingram
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Stellan Windrow
Tree-Swinging Tarzan (uncredited) Tree-Swinging Tarzan (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.8 / 10 | 623 votes