This episode, we return to the jungle with a look back at the quintessential Tarzan film – Tarzan the Ape Man! Featuring Johnny Weismuller and his abs (also Maureen O’Sullivan), the film is basically about Africa killing all sorts of African American extras while most of the white people survive. There are lions and elephants and hippos and crocodiles (even though they are alligators) and more! Enjoy this classic trip down movie racism lane!*
Next up, we’ll be watching the original King Kong!
|Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)|
|Rating: 7.0/10 (7,053 votes)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Writer: Edgar Rice Burroughs (based upon the characters created by), Cyril Hume (adaptation), Ivor Novello (dialogue)
Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Neil Hamilton, C. Aubrey Smith, Maureen O'Sullivan
Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Released: 02 Apr 1932
|Plot: A trader and his daughter set off in search of the fabled graveyard of the elephants in deepest Africa, only to encounter a wild man raised by apes.|
*Note: The book is EVEN MORE racist!