Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

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Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes ★★ 1984 (PG)

The seventh Earl of Greystoke becomes a shipwrecked orphan and is raised by apes. Ruling the apeclan in the vine-swinging persona of Tarzan, he is discovered by an anthropologist and returned to his ancestral home in Scotland, where he is immediately recognized by his grandfather. The contrast between the behavior of man and ape is interesting, and Tarzan's introduction to society is fun, but there's no melodrama or cliff-hanging action, as we've come to expect of the Tarzan genre. Due to her heavy southern accent, Andie MacDowell (as Jane) had her voice dubbed by Glenn Close. 130m/C VHS, DVD . Christopher Lambert, Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm, James Fox, Andie MacDowell, Ian Charleson, Cheryl Campbell, Nigel Davenport; D: Hugh Hudson; W: Michael Austin. N.Y. Film Critics ‘84: Support. Actor (Richardson).