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Tarzan Jane Tarzan.Jane, these are the real words spoken by Johnny Weissmuller making his screen debut as Tarzan, the Ape Man to Maureen O'Sullivan as the lady Jane. And when cheetah made three, the treetop trio won over the whole country. The first of the M-G-M Tarzan adventures, Tarzan, the Ape Man remains the greatest jungle thriller of all time. Heading the cast, Olympic swimming champion Weissmuller bursts with bravery as the loin cloth-sporting, vine- swinging tough but gentle-hearted king of the wilderness and lovely O' Sullivan exudes charming grace as the young English socialite, who, though at first fearful, eventually forsakes civilization in order to remain in the wild with her primitive and passionate lover. Together the young couple faces a world of barbaric danger: while searching for the elephant burial ground Tarzan is forced to fight a Gorilla to the death! And the famous stampede of wild elements charging in response to their friend's call is one of the most spectacular sequences ever filmed. Through it all, Tarzan triumphs! The film was so successful in it's initial release, that it was followed by five sequels made over the ensuing decade at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. More than 90 years after it's initial debut, Weissmuller and O'Sullivan still light up the screen with adventure and romance in this all-time classic.