Tarzan the Ape Man

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Tarzan the Ape Man
Directed by W. S. Van Dyke
Produced by Irving Thalberg
Written by Cyril Hume
Starring Johnny Weissmuller
Maureen O'Sullivan
C. Aubrey Smith
Cinematography Clyde De Vinna
Editing by Tom Held
Ben Lewis
Distributed by MGM
Release date(s) March 25, 1932 (1932-03-25)
Running time 99 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Followed by Tarzan and His Mate

Tarzan the Ape Man is a 1932 jungle adventure Tarzan movie. It is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' book Tarzan of the Apes. It is the first of the six MGM Tarzan movies starring Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan. Tarzan's yell was first heard in this movie. The animal character of Cheeta was created for this movie.

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An African expedition led by James Parker is searching for the elephant burial grounds. Parker's daughter Jane is captured by Tarzan. At first, Jane is terrified. As time passes, she accepts him. She wants him to come to London with her, but Tarzan returns to the jungle. The expedition is captured by pygmies. Jane sends Tarzan's ape friend Cheeta for help. Tarzan comes to the rescue. Jane's father dies. Jane stays in the jungle with Tarzan.

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