Tarzan of the Apes (1918)
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as Jane Porter
as Lord Greystoke
as Lady Greystoke
as Tarzan as a Child
as Bar Maid
as The Greystoke Nephew
as Professor Porter
as Captain of the Fuwalda
Critic Reviews for Tarzan of the Apes
remains far truer to the text than most subsequent film versions
The first Tarzan put to film though creaky, is an amazing curio.
Creaky, sure, but this is historical Tarzaniana with Elmo Lincoln as the screen's first (silent) vine swinger.
Audience Reviews for Tarzan of the Apes
Elmo Lincoln? Edgar Rice Burroughs first got his story "Tarzan" published as a magazine series in 1912. It was turned into a novel in 1914. And the first film feature of the "noble savage", a popular notion widely entertained back then, came 4 years later. Having grown up with the loin-clothed wonder always around it's kinda difficult imagining a world w/o him, yeah? Otto Elmo Linkenhelt was a big, brawny aspiring actor from cornfed Indiana in the fledgling Hollywood of yore but broke away from the pack, became a star, behind his sometimes feral performance in this, the first Tarzan filmed, notable for following Burroughs scenarios better than those that followed. Lusty adventure.
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