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A look at Tarzan on the big and small screen with interviews with some of those who have played him.

Tarzan tries to stop a bloodthirsty Colonel from taking over an African village with his soldiers of fortune. The ape-man has been rendered deaf by an exploding hand grenade, effectively limiting one of his keen senses. Tarzan relies on his telepathic powers to stop a lion. Woody Strode also appears in this film that combines two made for television episodes.

November 6, 1947

Popeye and Olive are on a safari, he with a gun and she with a camera. She wanders off to stalk a chimp, and happens across Bluto as a Tarzan-like character. She's smitten, as is he, so he shows off a bit. Popeye finally catches on, and they start the usual round of fighting and one-upmanship. Bluto summons a wide array of animals, and while Popeye's occupied, hauls Olive high into a treehouse. With some help from the chimp, Popeye has his spinach and turns most of the animals into fur coats (on a rack the chimp pushes through the melee), then rescues Olive by hauling on the tree's roots until she's at ground level.

October 1, 1959
December 8, 1929

After Tarzan's estate is destroyed by Arabs Jane is sold into slavery by a man posing as a friendly scientist. Tarzan develops amnesia after a blow to the head. When he recovers his memory (from a later blow) he defeats the villain, recovers the fabulous jewels of Opar, and rescues Jane.

The One, The Only, The Real Tarzan is a compelling look at the turbulent life of Johnny Weissmuller, the Olympic champion who became the most famous Tarzan of the movies.

September 8, 1998

Swing into action with the greatest jungle adventure of all as spectacular animation and dazzling original songs bring Edgar Rice Burroughs’ timeless fantasy to life.

Flora Hawks is in love with the overseer of Tarzan's African estate. After a search for a legendary city of diamonds, Tarzon races with his pet lion Jad-bal-ja to save Haws from being sacrificed to a lion-god.

A feature film. Tarzan, who has returned to Africa after living in England, sets off to Guatemala in search of an old friend who may have survived a plane crash there. Also in Guatemala are Ula Vale and Major Martling who are out to find the riches of the Green Goddess. They join forces after they learn that a competitor, Raglan, has already set out ahead of them. Tarzan has to rescue everyone after they are taken prisoner. When they get to the hidden city, Tarzan finds his friend alive and the fabulous treasure.

January 1, 1987

Prof. Ram Dayal, his assistant Johnny and daughter Leena go to the jungle in search of Cobra Tribe's treasure. Jojo and Bakona, a pair of crooks, follow them secretly. When the party enters the jungle, Tarzan, the king of the jungle, takes Leena away to his hideout. The Professor and his party search for her. Leena is treated well by Tarzan and they fall in love. When the party sees Tarzan they want to kill him, but Leena saves him. Later the party must deal with the two crooks, betrayal among them, and the Cobra Tribe.

An explorer, Stanley, leads a woman to meet her brother, who is in a jungle place waiting to leave in search of King Solomon's mines. Tarzan joins as a guide for the group.

November 2, 1952

Tarzan arrives in Turkey (eventually).

Tarzan helps the Amazons defeat two gangsters who wished to take over a sacred gold treasure from the women's tribe. There are extensive views of the Central America jungle, and several tough battles between the young Amazons and the evil pirates.

December 31, 1973

Green Inferno hits the heart of the Amazon for big action.

October 6, 1999

The film starts off with a woman and a baby on a plane. The plane, for no apparent reason, fails and crashes into a jungle. The baby survives and is adopted and brought home by a gorilla named Shina. She brings him to her troop, where he is ridiculed for being different from the rest of them. The yet to be named baby is allowed to stay on the condition that he is to go if he causes any trouble. Shina names him Lord and he quickly adjusts to life as a gorilla.

February 14, 1938

Tarzan retells the story of a trip to Guatemala in which the ape-man had gone to aid a friend in searching for a very valuable totem pole called the Green Goddess. Second of two feature versions of the 1935 serial film "The New Adventures Of Tarzan", culled from the serial's last 10 episodes.

Tarzan is joined by a reporter and her fiance on a journey to find a boy who was abandoned in the jungle six years earlier. The search party must also battle an evil native, who is out to kill the boy and take over as chief of his brother's tribe.

September 6, 1967

This jungle adventure is comprised of two episodes from the 1966-69 TV show.

January 7, 1938

Eleanor and her parents are hunting big game, acompanied by her wimpish fiance.

February 19, 1972

Financed by Lord Carter and led by Captain Fox, an expedition is mounted to find and capture a jungle-man who lives in Africa.

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