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TARZAN THE APEMAN ~MGM ~ 1932
LOG NOTES ~ STUDY GUIDE ~ FILM SUMMARY
An ERBapa #73 Reprint

1. Mangani name for film company logo mascot:
2. Male star:
3. Female star:
4. Director:
5. Writer of film adaptation of the ERB character:
6. Name of character played by female star:
7. Actor playing father of female lead:
8. Prominent instrument in the theme music:
9. Scenery backdrop behind the opening credits:
10. Location of opening scene:
11. Items carried by the natives:
12. Type of store operated by James Parker:
13. Store building material:
14. Location of 11 million pounds of ivory:
15. Person who arrives on steamboat:
16. What Parker is doing when daughter finds him:
17. Jane’s reaction upon meeting her father:
18. Length of Jane’s journey:
19. Item delivered by comic character in shorts:
20. Items carried by Holt:
21. Items delivered by natives:
22. Parker’s addiction:
23. Jane’s change of apparel after her luggage arrives:
24. Eighties remake inspired by the sexual tension in this scene:
25. Sounds in the distance:
26. Jane’s new headgear:
27. Native headgear:
28. Cinema special effect putting actors among African natives:
29. Significance of markings on natives’ shields:
30. Destination of dying elephants:
31. Reward to the man who discovers the elephants’ secret:
32. Jane’s request:
33. What Jane does “like an angel”:
34. Jane’s target:
35. Camera effect with map and distant shot of Africa:
36. Harry Holt’s question at campfire:
37. Night noises in background:
38. Desperate intruder:
39. Reason for pursuit:
40. Background noise during warriors’ visit:
41. Fate of intruder:
42. Intruder’s dying gift to the safari:
43. First major obstacle meeting safari:
44. Fate of native bearer:
45. Whites’ main concern over this accident:
46. Only thing between Jane and death:
47. Parker’s identification of weird cry in the distance:
48. Effect of weird cry on the natives:
49. Method of encouraging natives to continue on:
50. Animals found at the second barrier on the safari’s route:
51. Mode of travel over this second barrier:
52. Method of propulsion:
53. Means of defence:
54. Cause of two more native fatalities:
55. Effect of weird jungle cry on the hippos:
56. Animals at the next camping spot:
57. Tarzan’s mode of travel for his debut appearance:
58. Cause of native’s death:
59. Reason for worry over Jane:
60. Types of animals portrayed by human actors:
61. Animal befriending Jane:
62. Animal killed by Tarzan’s knife:
63. Jane’s first words to Tarzan at his tree house:
64. Tarzan’s reaction to Jane’s attitude:
65. Words in chest thumping dialogue exchange:
66. Reason for Tarzan’s morning departure:
67. Animal answering Tarzan’s ape cry:
68. Elephant’s predicament:
69. Tarzan’s prey:
70. Stealer of some of Tarzan’s breakfast:
71. Fate of Tarzan’s jungle friend:
72. Tarzan’s revenge:
73. Harry’s name for Tarzan:
74. Opponents of Weissmuller’s stunt double:
75. Source of Tarzan’s shower:
76. What the ape actors do with O’Sullivan’s stunt double:
77. Source of Tarzan’s bandage:
78. First indication that Tarzan is on the mend:
79. Reason for Jane’s jump back into pool:
80. Winner of the swim/run race:
81. Reason for safari’s stop:
82. Tarzan’s gift to ailing Parker:
83. Safari attackers and captors:
84. Deliverer of Jane’s message for help:
85. Obstacles met before message delivered to Tarzan:
86. Number of words of authentic ERB ape language spoken by Tarzan in this film:
87. Who does Cheetah bring to help Tarzan in the rescue:
88. Costume worn by Indian elephants in the film:
89. Tarzan’s ally against the crocodiles:
90. Receiver of pygmy sacrifices:
91. Parker’s weapon against the beast:
92. Killer of the beast:
93. Event that brings about the rout of the pygmies:
94. Role in which every available California dwarf was cast:
95. Killer of pygmies:
96. Condition of Parker’s elephant:
97. Destination of Parker’s elephant:
98. Secret entrance to the Elephants’ Graveyard:
99. Parker’s burial place:
100. Final theme music:



 
 

SUGGESTED ANSWERS

1. NUMA ~ 2. JOHNNY WEISSMULLER ~ 3. MAUREEN O’SULLIVAN ~ 4. W.S. VAN DYKE  ~ 5. CYRIL HUME ~ 6. JANE PARKER ~ 7. C. AUBRY SMITH ~ 8. DRUMS ~ 9. JUNGLE VEGETATION ~ 10. JUNGLE VILLAGE ~ 11. TUSKS ~ 12. GENERAL STORE – TRADING ~ 13. BAMBOO ~ 14. ELEPHANTS’ BURIAL GROUND ~ 15. JANE DAUGHTER OF JAMES PARKER ~ 16. STARING AT WOMAN’S PICTURE ~ 17. SHE CRIES ~ 18. 6,000 MILES ~  LETTER FROM JANE ~ 20. MAPS ~ 21. JANE’S 6 STEAMER TRUNKS ~ 22. PIPE SMOKING ~ 23. SLIP ~ 24. DEREK’S TARZAN THE APE MAN ~ 25. DRUMS & CHANTS OF ARRIVING NATIVE DANCERS ~ 26. PITH HELMET ~ 27. OSTRICH FEATHERS ~ 28. REAR SCREEN PROJECTION ~ 29. THEIR GREAT PROWESS AS WARRIORS ~ 30. SECRET GRAVEYARD OF THE ELEPHANTS ~ 31. MILLION POUNDS ~ 32. TO JOIN HER FATHER’S SAFARI ~ 33. SHOOT ~ 34. HAT ~ 35. CROSS FADE (DISSOLVE) 36. “ANY CHANCE FOR ME” ~ 37. JUNGLE ANIMALS: HYENA & LION ~ 38. NATIVE PURSUED BY BAND OF WARRIORS ~ 39. NATIVE PURSUED BY BAND OF WARRIORS ~ 39. MAN HAD BROKEN THE LAW OF THE TRIBE ~ 40. DRUMS ~ 41. DIED OF FEAR ~ 42. POINTS IN DIRECTION OF BURIAL GROUNDS ~ 43. MUTIA ESCARPMENT ~ 44. FELL OFF CLIFF TO HIS DEATH ~ 45. WHAT WAS IN THE MAN’S PACK ~ 46. ROPE ~ 47. HUMAN ~ 48. FRIGHT ~ 49. WHIP ~ 50. HIPPOS ~ 51. RAFTS ~ 52. POLES ~ 53. RIFLES ~ 54. CROCODILES ~ 55. RETREAT ~ 56. ZEBRAS & MONKEYS ~ 57. SWINGING VINES & JUNGLE “TRAPEZE” ~ 58. PYGMY ARROW ~ 59. DISAPPEARED ~ 60. APES ~ 61. CHEETAH THE CHIMP ~ 62. LEOPARD (SHEETA) ~ 63. “LET ME GO!” ~ 64. LEAVES & GOES TO SLEEP ~ 65. JANE… TARZAN ~ 66. TO GET FOOD ~ 67. TANTOR: ELEPHANTS ~ 68. CAUGHT IN A PIT ~ 69. WILDEBEEST ~ 70. LION ~ 71. SHOT DEAD BY SAFARI ~ 72. KILLS TWO NATIVE PORTERS ~ 73. MAN APE ~ 74. SABOR & NUMA ~ 75. TANTOR THE ELEPHANT’S TRUNK ~ 76. TOSS HER THROUGH THE TREES ~ 77. JANE’S SKIRT ~ 78. BAR GYMNASTICS & HIGH DIVE INTO POOL ~ 79. REAR PROJECTION WILDEBEEST CHARGE ~ 80. OLYMPIC SWIMMER WEISSMULLER AS TARZAN ~ 81. PARKER COLLPASES FROM EXHAUSTION ~ 82. HIS DAUGHTER JANE ~ 83. PYGMIES ~ 84. CHEETAH ~ 85. CAT ATTACKS: SHEETA, SABOR, NUMA ~ 86. ZERO ~ 87. ELEPHANT HERD ~ 88. LARGE ARTIFICIAL EARS ~ 89. HIPPO ~ 90. GORILLA MONSTER ~ 91. FIRE ~ 92. TARZAN ~ 93. ELEPHANT CHARGE ~ 94. PYGMY TRIBE ~ 95. ELEPHANTS ~ 96. DYING OF SPEAR WOUND ~ 97. ELEPHANT’S GRAVEYARD ~ 98. THROUGH A WATERFALL ~ 99. ELEPHANT’S GRAVEYARD ~ 100. TCHAIKOVSKY’S THEME FROM ROMEO AND JULIET

TARZAN THE APEMAN ~MGM ~ 1932
CHRONO-LOG SUGGESTED ANSWERS

1. Mangani name for film company logo mascot:           NUMA
2. Male star:    JOHNNY WEISSMULLER
3. Female star:  MAUREEN O’SULLIVAN
4. Director: W.S. VAN DYKE
5. Film adaptation of ERB character by: CYRIL HUME
6. Name of character played by female star: JANE PARKER
7. Actor playing father of female lead:  C. AUBRY SMITH
8. Prominent instrument in the theme music:      DRUMS
9. Scenery backdrop behind the opening credits:    JUNGLE VEGETATION
10. Location of opening scene:     JUNGLE VILLAGE
11. Items carried by the natives:     TUSKS
12. Type of store operated by James Parker:     GENERAL STORE – TRADING
13. Store building material:         BAMBOO
14. Location of 11 million pounds of ivory:     ELEPHANTS’ BURIAL GROUND
15. Person who arrives on steamboat:     JANE DAUGHTER OF JAMES PARKER
16. What Parker is doing when daughter finds him:   STARING AT WOMAN’S PICTURE
17. Jane’s reaction upon meeting her father:     SHE CRIES
18. Length of Jane’s journey:      6,000 MILES
19. Item delivered by comic character in shorts:  LETTER FROM JANE
20. Items carried by Holt:  MAPS
21. Items delivered by natives:  JANE’S 6 STEAMER TRUNKS
22. Parker’s addiction:  PIPE SMOKING
23. Jane’s change of apparel after her luggage arrives:  SLIP
24. Eighties remake inspired by the sexual tension in this scene:  DEREK’S TARZAN THE APEMAN
25. Sounds in the distance:  DRUMS & CHANTS OF ARRIVING NATIVE DANCERS
26. Jane’s new headgear:  PITH HELMET
27. Native headgear:  OSTRICH FEATHERS
28. Cinema special effect putting actors among African natives:  REAR SCREEN PROJECTION
29. Significance of markings on natives’ shields:  THEIR GREAT PROWESS AS WARRIORS
30. Destination of dying elephants:  SECRET GRAVEYARD OF THE ELEPHANTS
31. Reward to the man who discovers the elephants’ secret:  MILLION POUNDS
32. Jane’s request:  TO JOIN HER FATHER’S SAFARI
33. What Jane does “like an angel”:     SHOOT
34. Jane’s target:  HAT
35. Camera effect with map and distant shot of Africa:  CROSS FADE (DISSOLVE)
36. Harry Holt’s question at campfire:  “ANY CHANCE FOR ME”
37. Night noises in background:  JUNGLE ANIMALS: HYENA ~ LION
38. Desperate intruder:  NATIVE PURSUED BY BAND OF WARRIORS
39. Reason for pursuit:  MAN HAD BROKEN THE LAW OF THE TRIBE
40. Background noise during warriors’ visit:  DRUMS
41. Fate of intruder:  DIED OF FEAR
42. Intruder’s dying gift to the safari:  POINTS IN THE DIRECTION OF BURIAL GROUNDS
43. First major obstacle meeting safari:  MUTIA ESCARPMENT
44. Fate of native bearer: FELL OFF CLIFF TO HIS DEATH
45. Whites’ main concern over this accident:  WHAT WAS IN THE MAN’S PACK
46. Only thing between Jane and death:  ROPE
47. Parker’s identification of weird cry in the distance:  HUMAN
48. Effect of weird cry on the natives:  FRIGHT
49. Method of encouraging natives to continue on:  WHIP
50. Animals found at the second barrier on the safari’s route:  HIPPOS
51. Mode of travel over this second barrier:  RAFTS
52. Method of propulsion:  POLES
53. Means of defence:  RIFLES
54. Cause of two more native fatalities:  CROCODILES
55. Effect of weird jungle cry on the hippos:  RETREAT
56. Animals at the next camping spot:  ZEBRAS ~ MONKEYS
57. Tarzan’s mode of travel for his debut appearance:  SWINGING VINES & JUNGLE “TRAPEZE”
58. Cause of native’s death:  PYGMY ARROW
59. Reason for worry over Jane:  DISAPPEARED
60. Types of animals portrayed by human actors:  APES
61. Animal befriending Jane:  CHEETAH THE CHIMP
62. Animal killed by Tarzan’s knife:  LEOPARD (SHEETA)
63. Jane’s first words to Tarzan at his tree house:  “LET ME GO!”
64. Tarzan’s reaction to Jane’s attitude:  LEAVES AND GOES TO SLEEP
65. Words in chest thumping dialogue exchange:  JANE TARZAN
66. Reason for Tarzan’s morning departure:  TO GET FOOD
67. Animal answering Tarzan’s ape cry:  TANTOR: ELEPHANTS
68. Elephant’s predicament:  CAUGHT IN A PIT
69. Tarzan’s prey:  WILDEBEEST
70. Stealer of some of Tarzan’s breakfast:  LION
71. Fate of Tarzan’s jungle friend:  SHOT DEAD BY SAFARI
72. Tarzan’s revenge:  KILLS TWO NATIVE PORTERS
73. Harry’s name for Tarzan: MAN APE
74. Opponents of Weissmuller’s stunt double:  SABOR AND NUMA
75. Source of Tarzan’s shower:  TANTOR THE ELEPHANT’S TRUNK
76. What the ape actors do with O’Sullivan’s stunt double:  TOSS HER THROUGH THE TREES
77. Source of Tarzan’s bandage:  JANE’S SKIRT
78. First indication that Tarzan is on the mend:  BAR GYMNASTICS & HIGH DIVE INTO POOL
79. Reason for Jane’s jump back into pool:  REAR PROJECTION WILDEBEEST CHARGE
80. Winner of the swim/run race:  OLYMPIC SWIMMER WEISSMULLER AS TARZAN
81. Reason for safari’s stop:  PARKER COLLAPSES FROM EXHAUSTION
82. Tarzan’s gift to ailing Parker:  HIS DAUGHTER JANE
83. Safari attackers and captors:  PYGMIES
84. Deliverer of Jane’s message for help:  CHEETAH
85. Obstacles met before message delivered to Tarzan:  CAT ATTACKS: SHEETA SABOR NUMA
86. Number of words of authentic ERB ape language spoken by Tarzan in this film:  ZERO
87. Who does Cheetah bring to help Tarzan in the rescue:  ELEPHANT HERD
88. Costume worn by Indian elephants in the film: LARGE ARTIFICIAL EARS
89. Tarzan’s ally against the crocodiles:   HIPPO
90. Receiver of pygmy sacrifices:  GORILLA MONSTER
91. Parker’s weapon against the beast:  FIRE
92. Killer of the beast:  TARZAN
93. Event that brings about the rout of the pygmies:  ELEPHANT CHARGE
94. Role in which every available California dwarf was cast:  PYGMY TRIBE
95. Killer of pygmies:  ELEPHANTS
96. Condition of Parker’s elephant:  DYING OF SPEAR WOUND
97. Destination of Parker’s elephant:  ELEPHANTS’ GRAVEYARD
98. Secret entrance to the Elephants’ Graveyard:  THROUGH A WATERFALL
99. Parker’s burial place:  ELEPHANTS’ GRAVEYARD
100. Final theme music:  TCHAIKOVSKY’S THEME FROM ROMEO AND JULIET

STORY SUMMARY

James Parker (C. Aubrey Smith) and Harry Holt (Neil Hamilton) are looking for the elephants' burial ground with its great storehouse of ivory.. Parker's daughter Jane (Maureen O'Sullivan) arrives unexpectedly with six trunks and Harry allows Jane to join their safari when she shows she can shoot. They are given directions to the burial ground on the Mutia Escarpment by a dying native. The safari travels over dangerous mouintain trails, having to whip their terrified bearers. One bearer falls to his death and Jane is saved from a similar fate by a rope. Two more bearers are lost when attacking hippos overturn their rafts in crocodile infested waters. Tarzan (Johnny Weissmuller) is spotted in the trees with a tribe of apes. A bearer is killed a native arrow and Jane suddenly disappears.

Tarzan travels through the trees with a terrified Jane. After stopping to rest, he and a chimp pull of parts of her clothing. After killing a leopard with his knife he takes Jane to his lair. They then become acquainted by repearting each other's names. Next Tarzan rides an elephant, rescues another elephant, klls a wildebeest leaving the remains for a lion. When the safari reach Jane they shoot an ape and an enraged, mourning Tarzan kills one of the safari's men. Jane tries to intervene bu Holt shoots and wounds Tarzan. Soon after, a lion attacks Tarzan but he fights and kills it, even in his weakened state. When he is attacked by two more lions he calls elephants for help. Jane finds Tarzan and treats his wound. They go swimming and continue their attempts at communication. When Jane sees the safari appear Tarzan carries her to them at her request.  He leaves.

The safari is soon captured by a bizarre pygmy tribe and Jane sends a chimp to Tarzan for help. After surviving many jungle hazards the Chimp reaches Tarzan and they are joined by the elephant herd in their race to save Jane and the safari. Meanwhile, the pygmies have thrown the safari into a pit containing a huge gorilla. Tarzan leaps into the cave to fight the gorilla with his knife while the elephants are destroying the pygmy village. Everyone is rescued from the pit by an elephant. The injured Parker rides a wounded and dying elephant to the burial ground which is in a canyon behind a waterfall. Parker and the elephant die. Jane says goodbye to Holt and stays in the jungle with Tarzan.


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V. Tarzan, The Ape Man: Film Log Notes & Study Guide
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