Tarzan, Lord of the Movies Hosted By Gordon "Tarzan" Scott: A Documentary Of Classic Tarzan Films

1 h 24 min20177+
Gordon Scott (former "Tarzan" & "Sword & Sandal" star) hosts & narrates this action-packed documentary shot at the L.A. County Arboretum, a location site of many Tarzan films. Thrilling movie highlights & behind-the-scenes footage bring to life the history of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Jungle King. See classic scenes starring Weissmuller, Barker, Mahoney, Crabbe, Ely & of course, Gordon Scott himself.
Paul HarrisSandy Oliveri
Gordon ScottJohnny WeissmullerLex Barker
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Jock MahoneyMike HenryRon ElyBuster CrabbeElmo LincolnP. Dempsey TablerMiles O'KeefeChristopher LambertGlenn MorrisJames PierceFrank MerrillJoe LaraGene PolarHerman BrixDenny MillerWolf Larson
Sandy Oliveri
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3.7 out of 5 stars

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PeachyPatReviewed in the United States on October 6, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
this film answers all of the trivia questions and it's fun
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I thought I knew a lot about Tarzan. Boy was I wrong. Not only didn't I know all of the actors that portrayed the hero of the jungle, I knew almost nothing about the studios and the intrigue behind the making of the films and the TV series. Our host is one of the most muscular Tarzans. He gives a great explanation of the films and adds some insightful and interesting personal info. Wait 'till you hear who he married. I loved learning all this new information and watching again some of my favorite scenes from the movies and TV. Even if you're not a big fan of the Tarzan story, you'll get some wonderful insight into how Hollywood made Tarzan into the legend we all know.
You might also want to try the same type of program, hosted by Sugarfoot, about westerns on TV
UnchainedReviewed in the United States on March 3, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
A Great Watch
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This was very well made & entertaining! I learned a lot of stuff I never knew before, and I am a fan of the character since I was in 6th grade.
Connie BedwellReviewed in the United States on May 3, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Worth watching, once
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It was okay. But Gordon Scott was not my favorite Tarzan
trdavidsonReviewed in the United States on January 4, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
An enjoyable 84 minutes. Worth a look.
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Produced in 1995 with what appears to have been a minimal budget, this modest documentary provides a good look at Tarzan's cinematic history and provides a wealth of production insights.

Narrated by the 11th actor to portray the Tarzan role in a sanctioned film, Gordon Scott, on location at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia, Ca., where "pick up" scenes were filmed for many Tarzan and other "jungle" themed film and television productions in and around the facility's Baldwin Lake.

Scott is an affable host and it's apparent that this presentation was a heartfelt endeavor for all involved.

Suffers slightly from poor print quality.
Karl ScottReviewed in the United States on October 21, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
hiking boots with white sox and a BR hat he is terrific. He presents all of the Tarzan's including serials ...
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I just watched this Doc. Copyright 1995 when Scott was 68. His scenes out at the LA Arboretum near Santa Anita Race Track. Festooned in Banana Republic Garb, hiking boots with white sox and a BR hat he is terrific. He presents all of the Tarzan's including serials and TV with a few surprises for laughs. Wonderful trivia. If you are not on Amazon Prime you can rent the film for 30 days for $1.99 or download a copy to keep for $7.99. All good options. Tarzan Fans give the yell. This is a winner.
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GLORIA JEAN OVERSTREETReviewed in the United States on December 5, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great overall history
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Great overall history, stars, film footage and photos. Enlightening. Never knew there were so many books, films, Tarzan and Jane stars. Historical of original author.
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