Tarzan the Tiger (1929)

USA, 1929
15 episode serial, 9000 metres, 30 reels
35mm film, black and white, 1.33:1
silent; mono sound version also available, English

An American fantasy film serial directed by Henry McRae.

Plot Summary

's estate is destroyed by Arabs who abduct Jane and sell her as a slave. After a blow to the head, Tarzan has lost his memory – will he recover in time to rescue Jane and stop the villain from getting his hands on the jewels of Opar?


Director: Henry McRae
Universal Pictures
Script: Ian McClosky Heath, William Lord Wright
Novel: Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Director of Photography: Wilfred M. Cline
Editor: Malcolm Dewar
Musical Directors: David Broekman, Bert Fiske
Recording Supervisor: C. Roy Hunter
Art Directors: David S. Garber, Charles D. Hall

Frank Merrill (Tarzan)
Natalie Kingston (Jane)
Al Ferguson
Kithnou (Queen La of Opar)
Frank Lanning (Mohammed Bey)
Sheldon Lewis (Achmet Zek)

Alternative Titles

Tarzan der Tiger – Germany



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  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.386
  • Horror in Silent Films: A Filmography, 1896-1929 by Roy Kinnard p.227
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  • by Walt Lee p.477 – credits
  • Thrills Untapped: Neglected Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films 1928-1936 by Michael R. Pitts pp.2, 262-266
  • Universal Horrors: The Studio's Classic Films 1931-1946 (2nd edition) by Tom Weaver, Michael Brunas and John Brunas p.578 – review