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TARZAN THE TIGER - 1929 - SHELDON LEWIS - SILENT - RARE DVD

TARZAN THE TIGER - 1929 - SHELDON LEWIS - SILENT - RARE DVD

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Directed by Henry MacRae

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

Cast: 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.

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