Tarzan the Ape Man
Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)

The original and definitive Tarzan sound movie -- following several silent films on the same subject -- stuck fairly closely to the novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Olympic swimming champion Johnny Weissmuller was cast by MGM as the European… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 19, 1932
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Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Very vine, er...fine Weismuller, his first, with sexy O'Sullivan Jane.

Staci Layne Wilson

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Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films

Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) is the first feature-length talking (sound) version of the Tarzan series [Tarzan films stretch into the silent film era back to 1918].

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

First and rawest of the Weismuller Tarzans

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The first Weismuller Tarzan and still one of the best.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The first feature-length talking version of the Tarzan series, and the best in the series.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

'Tarzan the Ape Man is one helluva action film ... contrasting civilization with the wild and criticizing human greed without being overly preachy'

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Antonius Block
Meh. The original Tarzan has some historical appeal and watching it can be fun in a campy way, but it just didn't click with me, despite reminding me of… More