This movie introduced not only Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan the Ape Man, and Cheetah as his trusty chimpanzee sidekick, this film was also the first Tarzan movie with sound. Now you can hear the sounds of the jungle, Cheetah’s grunts and groans but also the famous Tarzan yell! (Which actually was MGM’s sound department, not Weissmuller),
This movie was also the first collaboration of Weissmuller and Maureen O’Sullivan, who played Jane. O’Sullivan and Weissmuller would star together in six more Tarzan movies. Weissmuller was perfect for the part of the legendary Tarzan, created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, as he was a gold medal Olympic swimmer in 1924 and 1928. Even though Tarzan would be played by many before and after Weissmuller, he is the most memorable.