Template:Infobox Film Tarzan the Tiger (1929) is a Universal movie serial based on the novel Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It stars Frank Merrill as Tarzan, Natalie Kingston as Jane, and Al Ferguson. It was written by Ian McClosky Heath and directed by Henry MacRae.

It was considered lost at one time but a copy has since been found. Today the serial is available on DVD and, in the public domain, available for download on the internet.


Quoted text from the opening credits for each character.

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Lord Greystoke (Tarzan) returns to Africa, with Lady Jane and friend Albert Werper, in order to return to Opar. He needs the treasure of Opar in order to secure his estates in England. Werper, however, is actually interested in the gold himself. He is in league with Arab slave trader Achmet Zek who wishes revenge on Tarzan and Lady Jane for himself.

Chapter titlesEdit

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  1. Call of the Jungle
  2. The Road To Opar
  3. The Altar of the Flaming God
  4. The Vengeance of La
  5. Condemned To Death
  6. Tantor the Terror
  7. The Dealy Peril
  8. Loop of Death
  9. Flight of Werper
  10. Prisoner of the Apes
  11. The Jaws of Death
  12. The Jewels of Opar
  13. A Human Sacrifice
  14. Tarzan's Rage
  15. Tarzan's Triumph

Production NotesEdit

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  • Tarzan the Tiger was a transitional film with one version released as a silent and the other with a partial soundtrack. The soundtrack only covered music and sound effects, but does include the first Tarzan yell (although it does not sound like the now traditional call that was first used in the Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan movie Tarzan the Ape Man.
  • This serial contains a scene of Jane swimming nude, in a similar manner to the later, and more famous, Tarzan movie Tarzan and His Mate.
  • A sequel, based on the novel Tarzan the Terrible was planned, but Frank Merrill was deemed to not have the right kind of voice for a "Talkie" and it was scrapped.



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