Tarzan and the Golden Lion (film)

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Tarzan and the Golden Lion
Directed by J. P. McGowan
Produced by Edwin C. King
Written by William E. Wing
Based on Tarzan and the Golden Lion
by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Starring James Pierce
Dorothy Dunbar
Edna Murphy
Cinematography Joseph Walker
Distributed by Robertson-Cole Pictures Corporation
Release date
  • March 20, 1927 (1927-03-20)
Running time
57 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Tarzan and the Golden Lion is a 1927 American Tarzan film based on the 1923 novel of the same name written by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It stars James Pierce as Tarzan, Frederick Peters as Esteban Miranda, Dorothy Dunbar as Jane, and Edna Murphy as Betty Greystoke. It also stars Boris Karloff as Owaza, a tribesman.[1] The film was distributed by the Film Booking Offices of America.



Tarzan and the Golden Lion was Pierce's only on-screen appearance as Tarzan. The next year, he married the daughter of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and the two went on to perform the voices of Tarzan and Jane in a Tarzan radio series from 1932 to 1936.

Preservation status[edit]

Considered a lost film for many decades - with Pierce trying in vain to locate a copy before his death - a complete print of the film was discovered in the 1990s.[2]


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