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Elmo Lincoln

Highest Rated:   100% Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942)
Lowest Rated:   71% A Double Life (1947)
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The screen's first Tarzan, Elmo Lincoln might never have landed the role had it not been for WWI. An enormous man (6'1", 230 pounds) who'd worked as an Arkansas law officer before entering films as a bit player, Lincoln was selected on the basis of his physique by D.W. Griffith to play blacksmith White Arm Joe in Birth of a Nation (1915) and the Mighty Man of Valor in Intolerance (1916). He might have continued playing supporting roles indefinitely had not actor Winslow Wilson dropped out of the 1918 production Tarzan of the Apes to fight on the battlefields of France. Rushed into the role of Tarzan, Lincoln gave an impressively virile performance, even though his acting skills left a great deal to be desired. He went on to play Tarzan in two subsequent films and starred in several action-oriented feature films and serials (his credits are sometimes confused with those of actor E.K. Lincoln). He retired from films in 1926 to operate a moderately successful salvage business in Salt Lake City. Returning to Hollywood in 1939, he played bit parts in a number of features, including a brace of Tarzan pictures. At the time of his death, Elmo Lincoln was still active in films, playing tiny roles in Columbia's Charles Starrett Westerns for 55 dollars a day.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Tarzan's Magic Fountain
  • A Fisherman
1949
No Score Yet Tap Roots
  • Sergeant
1948
71% A Double Life
  • Detective
1947
No Score Yet The Man Who Walked Alone
  • Turnkey
1945
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell
  • Actor
1944
100% Tarzan's New York Adventure
  • Roustabout
1942
No Score Yet The Real Glory
  • US Army Captain
1939
No Score Yet Wyoming Outlaw
  • US Marshal
1939
No Score Yet Union Pacific
  • Card Player
1939
No Score Yet Blue Montana Skies
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet Colorado Sunset
  • Burns
1939
No Score Yet Tarzan of the Apes
  • Tarzan
1918
No Score Yet Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
  • Magic Genie
1917
97% Intolerance
  • The Mighty Man of Valor
1916
No Score Yet Gretchen, the Greenhorn
  • Ship Captain
1916
No Score Yet Hoodoo Ann
  • Officer Lambert
1916
100% The Birth of a Nation
  • Blacksmith
1915

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