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Tarzan the Ape Man

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Tarzan the Ape Man
Directed byW. S. Van Dyke
Written byCyril Hume
Based onTarzan of the Apes
by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Produced byIrving Thalberg
StarringJohnny Weissmuller
Maureen O'Sullivan
C. Aubrey Smith
CinematographyClyde De Vinna
Edited byTom Held
Ben Lewis
Distributed byMGM
Release date
  • March 25, 1932 (1932-03-25)
Running time
99 minutes
CountryUnited States

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.

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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