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Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

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Original title
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
Running time
129 min.
United States United States
Robert Towne, Michael Austin (Novel: Edgar Rice Burroughs)
John Scott
John Alcott
Warner Bros.
Adventure. Drama. Romance | Africa. 19th Century. 1900s
Movie Groups
Tarzan | Edgar Rice Burroughs Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
A shipping disaster in 1886 has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both parents are killed. A female ape takes the tiny boy as a replacement for her own dead infant, and raises him as her son. Twenty years later, Captaine Phillippe D'Arnot discovers the man who thinks he is an ape. Evidence in the tree house leads him to believe that he is the direct descendant of the Earl of Greystoke, and thus takes it upon himself to return the man to civilization.
1984: 3 Nominations for Oscar: Supporting Actor (Ralph Richardson), Makeup, Adapted Screenplay
1984: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Supporting actor (Ralph Richardson)
1984: César Award: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
1984: BAFTA Awards: Best Make-up & Hair. 6 Nominations
1984: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
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