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Tarzan and the Golden Lion

USA 1927
produced by
Edwin C. King for Robertson-Cole Pictures
directed by J.P. McGowan
starring James Pierce, Frederick Peters, Edna Murphy, Harold Goodwin, Dorothy Dunbar, D'Arcy Corrigan, Boris Karloff, Robert Bolder
screenplay by William E.Wing, based on the novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs


review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Taking a stroll through the jungle one day, Tarzan (James Pierce) - or rather his pet lion Jag - stumbles uponthe explorer an old man, the explorer John Gordon, who had gone missing 15 years ago and has apparently spent his time being forced to worlk in the diamond mines of a lost city populated by an ancient civilisation.

Unfortunately, badman Esteban Miranda (Frederick Peters) hears Foster relate his story to Tarzan, and soon enough he abducts Gordon so that he can lead him to the lost city - and more importantly its diamond mines. And to keep Tarzan from doing anything stupid, Miranda takes Tarzan's sister Betty (Edna Murphy) hostage.

Once Miranda's party (including native guide Boris Karloff) reach the lost city however, Miranda has to realize that the natives are not too keen on having their diamond mines exploited by him, however, they are keen on having Jane as their next sacrifice to the Lion God ... and somehow, Gordon is dropped from the elevated plateau the city is on right in front of Tarzan's feet so he can tell him how to get into the city without the native guards noticing. Bad thing though is that Miranda wants the same information and soon enough dresses up as Tarzan to get it from the man as well ...

Soon enough, with the help of a befriended native tribe and his lion Jag, Tarzan attacks the city, and together they overcome both the city's evil high priest and Miranda and his men - and in the end, Tarzan declares himself king of the city.

Dorothy Dunbar plays Lady Jane, Tarzan's regular mate, but she has precious little to do, while Harold Goodwin as Tarzan's trusted friend Jack Bradley has not much more to do either.


Allegedly, this is the only Tarzan film fully sanctioned by Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs ... but does that then make it the best Tarzan film ?

Quite frankly, nope. Tarzan and the Golden Lion is typical pulpy jungle fare that has its great moments and its moments of hilarity (e.g. Boris Karloff as black native alone is quite ridiculous). However, if you like (silent) jungle adventures, you might still find this quite entertaining ...


By the way, James Pierce was initially not all that happy to play Tarzan, and he had to back out of another film to do Tarzan and the Golden Lion. This other film was Wings (1927, William A.Wellman), the first ever movie to win an Academy Award for Best Picture. Piece's role ultimately went to a then unknown called Gary Cooper - and the rest is history.

However, Pierce seems to not have been too unhappy with his choice since in 1928, he married Edgar Rice Burrough's daughter Joan and played Tarzan once more in a radio serial running from 1932 to 1934 - with his wife Joan playing Jane ...


review © by Mike Haberfelner


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