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Barstow as Tarzan in Tarzan and the Rocky Gorge. Frame capture from the Internet Archive.

Date produced: 1936

Filmmaker(s):

Robbins Barstow

Languages:

English

Length:

3 reels (11 minutes, 30 seconds)

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Silent

Sound:

With voice over narration.

Awards/Recognition:

Archived by the Library of Congress (Washington, DC).

Description:

"Sixteen year old Robbins Barstow, an Amateur Cinema League member and a fan of Johnny Weissmuller's Tarzan movies, rounded up his siblings and friends and led them into the wilds of Granby, Connecticut for this epic tale of a journey into Edgar Rice Burroughs' Africa." via Archive.org

Resources:

Available with commentary by the filmmaker on the DVD "Living Room Cinema: Films From Home Movie Day, Vol. I" film no. 20. Tepperman, Charles. Amateur Cinema: The Rise of North American Moviemaking, 1923-1960. University of California Press, 2014.

Locations:

  • Granby, Connecticut (Filming)

Relevant Locations

Repository:

Library of Congress

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