Tarzan’s very first film appearance, this movie stars Elmo Lincoln, silent movie strongman and THE Tarzan to movie audiences until Johnny Weissmuller showed up.
William S. Hart plays a native Mesoamerican who falls for an Aztec princess. This goes over about as well as you can imagine and our hero soon finds himself marked for sacrifice. A change of pace (obviously) for western star Hart.
When an English lord and lady find themselves stranded in the jungle, it’s only a matter of time before they die off and their infant son is raised by apes. The very first screen adaptation of the famous vine swinger stars Elmo Lincoln as Tarzan and Enid Markey as Jane.
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Come on, who wouldn’t want a title like that? Our belle in question is Enid Markey, Tarzan’s original Jane and Barney Fife’s landlady five decades later. I just love Markey’s face. It’s very modern and expressive. She deserves to be better known.
William S. Hart is a wanted man. He’s wanted by the law and he is especially wanted by Mercedes (Enid Markey), a local beauty with a giant crush on our antihero. This early Hart short zips along at a fierce pace until its bloody conclusion.