Son of Tarzan (1920)

15 episode serial
35mm film, black and white, 1.33:1

An American fantasy film directed by Arthur J. Flaven and Harry Revier.

Plot Summary

's son Jack (known as Korak to the ) is abducted by from England by Tarzan's old enemy Paulovich who takes him back to African jungle. Aided by Paulovich's trained ape Akut, Jack escapes, frees a young white girl, Meriem, from her Arab captors and the couple fall in love. But Meriem is an heiress who is being hunted by Paulovich. Tarzan and Jane, meanwhile, have been looking for Jack and have picked up his trail…


Directors: Arthur J. Flaven, Harry Revier
National Film Corporation of America
Executive Producer: David P. Howells
Producer: Harry M. Rubey
Script: Roy Somerville
Novel: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Locations: Woodland Park, El Monte, California, USA

Kamuela C. Searle (Korak)
P. Dempsey Tabler (Lord Greystoke/Tarzan)
Manilla Martan (Meriem as a young woman)
Karla Schramm (Lady Greystoke/Jane)
Gordon Griffith (Jack as a boy)
Mae Giraci (Meriem as a girl)
Eugene Burr (Ivan Paulovich)
Frank Morrell (Sheik Amor Ben Khatour)
Ray Thompson (Malbihn)
Saville De Sacia
Frank Earle
Kathleen May
Lucille Rubey

Extracts included in
Biography: Tarzan: The Legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs (1996)



  • Kings of the Jungle: An Illustrated Reference to Tarzan on Screen and Television by David Fury – review
  • by Walt Lee pp.451-452 – credits