In 1918, TARZAN OF THE APES launched one of the cinema's most long-lived and ludicrous series. Existing prints are radically shorter than the original movie, which was more than two hours long.
The British government dispatches Lord Greystoke (True Boardman) to Africa to quell slave trading. Following a mutiny en route, Greystoke and his wife (Kathleen Kirkham) find themselves stranded in the jungle, where they set up housekeeping. A baby boy is born, quickly orphaned, and adopted by
One day, 10 years later, Tarzan the boy (Gordon Griffith) discovers that he is different from the apes who surround him. Binns (George B. French), the sailor who had saved...