- Apr 2, 2001
Has anyone released or plan to release any of the old movies?
Yes, Warners will be releasing all the MGM Tarzan films in one big box set next year. It will have a documentary and other extras related to the films.Thanks John. AMC did a wonderful documentary on Tarzan several years back when they did a mega marathon of these films. I wonder if this is the documentary that is to be included?
The MGM Weismuller films were:
Tarzan the Ape Man - 1932 99 minutes
Tarzan and His Mate - 1934 105 minutes
Tarzan Escapes - 1936 90 minutes
Tarzan Finds a Son - 1939 90 minutes
Tarzan's Secret Treasure - 1941 82 minutes
Tarzan's New York Adventure - 1942 70 minutes
After the "NY Adventure" Maureen O'Sullivan left the series and RKO continued making the films with Johnny Sheffield and Weismuller staying on. There were 6 films in this run and Brenda Joyce played Jane in 4 of them.
After Weismuller left the series in 1948, a variety of actors carried on the role in a whole slew of films for RKO, MGM, and even Paramount.
Hopefully the RKO Weismullers will get a release one day as well.