Tarzan the Tiger (1929)

Stars: Frank Merrill, Natalie Kingston, Al Ferguson, Sheldon Lewis
Director: Henry MacRae
Runtime: 266 Minutes
Language: English subtitles - Original music score
Color:  Tinted and Toned
Format:  Two DVD-R set
Rating: NR

Price: $24.95

Tarzan the Tiger

Directed by Henry MacRae

From the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar

Frank Merrill .... Tarzan/Lord Greystoke
Natalie Kingston .... Jane/Lady Jane
Al Ferguson .... Albert Werper
Mademoiselle Kithnou .... Queen La of Opar
Sheldon Lewis .... Achmet Zek
Paul Panzer .... Mohammed Bey
Clive Morgan .... Philip Annersley

Filmed as a silent, a music track and sound effects were added, making this the first 'sound' Tarzan. The audio track contains the very first Tarzan yell, invented by Frank Merrill a 36-year-old gymnastics champion. Frank Merrill as 'Tarzan the Tiger', would also introduce acrobatics, such as rope-climbing and vine-swinging, which would remain fixtures in all subsequent Tarzan films. Natalie Kingston, 24, as 'Lady Jane', Tarzan's wife, would don a costume very similar to the one Maureen O'Sullivan wore starting with TARZAN ESCAPES, through the remainder of her MGM films. AND Kingston would perform a breast-baring swim, five YEARS before the famous TARZAN AND HIS MATE nude underwater romp.

15 Chapters - 266 minutes - Tinted