Tarzan, the Ape Man (1959)

35mm film, Technicolor, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American fantasy film directed by Joseph Newman.


Directed by: Joseph Newman
© MCMLIX [1959] by Loew's Incorporated
Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Produced by: Al Zimbalist
Associate Producer: Donald Zimbalist
Screen Play by: Robert Hill
Based on the Characters Created by: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Assistant Director: William Shanks
Director of Photography: Paul C. Vogel
Colour Consultant: Charles K. Hagedon
Film Editor: Gene Ruggiero
Music Composed and Conducted by: Shorty Rogers
Recording Supervisor: Franklin Milton
Westrex Recording System
Women's Costume Supervisor: Kitty Mager
Make-Up by: William Tuttle
Special Effects: Lee LeBlanc and Robert R. Hoag
Art Directors: Hans Peters and Malcolm Brown
Set Decorations: Henry Grace, Robert C. Bradfield

Denny Miller as
Cesare Danova [Harry Holt]
Joanna Barnes [Jane Parker]
Robert Douglas [James Parker]

Alternative Titles

Talttumaton Tarzan – Finland
Tarzán de los monos – Spain
Tarzan Filho das Selvas – Portugal
Tarzan il re della jungla – Italy
Tarzan urskovens konge – Denmark
Tarzan, der Herr des Urwalds – West Germany
Tarzan, l'homme-singe – France
Tarzan, o Filho da Selva – Brazil (television)

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



  • Burroughs Bulletin no.47 (Summer 2001) pp.20-25 – illustrated interview with Denny Miller (Denny Miller: The great ex-ape by Tom Weaver)


  • Films of the Golden Age no.28 (Spring 2002) pp.74-82 – illustrated interview with Denny Miller (Tarzan the funny by Tom Weaver)
  • Kings of the Jungle: An Illustrated Reference to Tarzan on Screen and Television by David Fury – review
  • by Walt Lee p.477 – credits
  • Science Fiction Confidential by Tom Weaver – interview with Denny Miller