A Treasured Childhood Memory

Tarzan
@Marcyaz (35869)
United States
March 18, 2016 1:09pm CST
When I was a child my brother and I would go every Saturday to the movies downtonwn to see Tarzan played by Johnny Weissmuller. I still think he was the best man who ever played Tarzan. Then of course along came Jane and Boy and all his ape and monkey friends. I always loved seeing him swinging through the treetops. Johnny was the first of the Swimming Champions and had even won Gold Medals in the Olympics. Anytime I hear that a Tarzan movie is going to be on the old movie channel I will watch it to see if it is Johnny playing Tarzan.
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@Jessicalynnt (47843)
• Centralia, Missouri
19 Mar 16
I heard they were making another remake
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@Marcyaz (35869)
• United States
19 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt Oh that would be neat but unfortunately Johnny wouldn't be in it.
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@louievill (17152)
• Philippines
18 Mar 16
I remember that one lol , especially the famous yell and If my memory serves me right, it was like a dive into the waterfalls haha...
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@Marcyaz (35869)
• United States
19 Mar 16
@louievill Oh yes his famous yell and his diving into the waterfalls was great in the movies.
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• United States
18 Mar 16
Oh I agree that he was the best Tarzan ever. I also liked Ron Ely in the role, but hands down Johnny was the best. I would watch them over and over again if I could.
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@Marcyaz (35869)
• United States
19 Mar 16
@ElusiveButtefrly I also like Ron Elu but still Johnny was my favorite, I love watching those old movies.
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@MsTickle (25006)
• Australia
14 May 16
He was always my favourite as well. I loved how the actors were able to interact with the chimps. I so wished I could do that.
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@Marcyaz (35869)
• United States
14 May 16
I still like to watch the old movies. Lol
@MsTickle (25006)
• Australia
14 May 16
@Marcyaz Years ago we were having repeats of Tarzan on TV, though not the ones with Johnny. It's been a long time since I've seen one. I actually watch old Westerns!! lol.
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@Marcyaz (35869)
• United States
14 May 16
@MsTickle Those Westerns are also good especially with John Wayne in them. lol I still watch the Tarzan ones when they are on.
@nanette64 (15495)
• Fairfield, Texas
19 Mar 16
He was always my favorite too @Marcyaz . As a matter of fact, where we lived at the time, we had rope swings on several huge, tall trees. Whenever we'd be out swinging you could hear us kids making the Tarzan 'call'.
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@Marcyaz (35869)
• United States
19 Mar 16
@nanette64 I think back then all the kids would try to make the Tarzan call of the Wild.
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@nanette64 (15495)
• Fairfield, Texas
19 Mar 16
@Marcyaz I know after watching an episode on TV, us kids would head out the door for the swings and start 'the call'. lol
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@Marcyaz (35869)
• United States
20 Mar 16
@nanette64 Oh yes how I remember that also.
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@DianneN (66783)
• United States
19 Mar 16
I loved Johnny the best, too, especially when he swung through the treetops!
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@Marcyaz (35869)
• United States
28 Apr 16
Those were the days.
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@DianneN (66783)
• United States
28 Apr 16
@Marcyaz They sure were!
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@Marcyaz (35869)
• United States
29 Apr 16
@DianneN It is nice to think back on those days.
@just4him (99996)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Mar 16
I've always loved the Tarzan movies.
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@Marcyaz (35869)
• United States
19 Mar 16
@just4him They were excellent movies and we could dream we were there while watching them.
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@just4him (99996)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Mar 16
@Marcyaz Yes we could.
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@Marcyaz (35869)
• United States
20 Mar 16
@just4him Even now seeing a Tarzan movie can make you dream of being in the jungle with your Tarzan.
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@Morleyhunt (17969)
• Canada
19 Mar 16
I've only ever seen Disneys Movie Tarzan.
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@Marcyaz (35869)
• United States
19 Mar 16
@Morleyhunt I don't know who plays in the Disneys movie as Tarzan.
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@Morleyhunt (17969)
• Canada
19 Mar 16
@Marcyaz it's an animated movie. No idea who does the voice.
@slund2041 (3386)
• United States
19 Mar 16
I used to love to watch Tarzan.
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@Marcyaz (35869)
• United States
19 Mar 16
@slund2041 I also love to watch Tarzan to this day.
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@slund2041 (3386)
• United States
19 Mar 16
@Marcyaz It has been awhile since I watch Tarzan. I wonder if it is on Netflix or Hulu Plus? I will have to check and find out. If not, I am sure I can find Tarzan on Youtube.
@VivaLaDani13 (16837)
• Perth, Australia
2 May 16
I have never seen Tarzan. I mean I know of it but never seen the movies, cartoons, read the book nothing but it is definitely on my To Do list.
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@Marcyaz (35869)
• United States
2 May 16
I hope you can someday see Tarzan as it is so interesting.
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@Macarrosel (7598)
• Philippines
19 Mar 16
Well, I also love Tarzan movie. We even had a Filipino version of that movie.
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@Marcyaz (35869)
• United States
19 Mar 16
Whatever version you watch it is fun isn't it?
@UncleJoe (9237)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
19 Mar 16
Johnny was my favorite Tarzan too until I saw a more modern version called "The Legend of Greystoke". Tarzan was played by Christopher Lambert, a more believable Tarzan that Johnny could ever hope to be.
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@Marcyaz (35869)
• United States
19 Mar 16
@UncleJoe I still think that Johnny was the best ever.
@Dragonairy1 (1415)
• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
18 Mar 16
I don't think I've seen that Tarzan,
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@Marcyaz (35869)
• United States
19 Mar 16
@Dragonairy1 He was a very good Tarzan back in the day.
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@jaboUK (51775)
• United Kingdom
18 Mar 16
We used to go the the 'pictures' as we called them every Saturday morning too. Tarzan was a favourite, as was 'Lassie' and Roy Rogers.
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@Marcyaz (35869)
• United States
19 Mar 16
@jaboUK Yep along with Tarzan was Roy Rogers and Dale Evans also Lassie was another favorite.
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@amadeo (54268)
• United States
18 Mar 16
yes,he was.Did not care for Les Barker or Baker taking over Maureen O'Sullivan who played Jane is the mother of Mia Farrow
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@Marcyaz (35869)
• United States
19 Mar 16
@amadeo Great to hear you thought he was also. Don't recall Les Barker.
@Corbin5 (89305)
• United States
18 Mar 16
Yes, Johnny is the one and only Tarzan. I remember my brother reading all the Tarzan books.
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@Marcyaz (35869)
• United States
19 Mar 16
@Corbin5 What a memory I had forgotten about the Tarzan books that my brother had also.
• United States
18 Mar 16
I loved him Marcy too. He is truly the only real Tarzan in my mind. He was a magnificent man and quite accomplished yes. I do not often or really none that I recall seeing him on the tv now.
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@Marcyaz (35869)
• United States
19 Mar 16
@TiarasOceanView He was great in his role. Yes he was very accomplished as he was an athletic with many gold medals also.
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@ouahab7 (207)
• Algeria
18 Mar 16
Good luch
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@rebelann (35499)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Mar 16
I'd almost forgotten about that show, by the time dad got us a TV his show was aired almost every Saturday afternoon and we'd get to watch it. Mom was strict about TV, we weren't allowed to constantly watch TV not that we would have in the first place, playing outside was much more important.
• Preston, England
19 Mar 16
he was great - some of the later Tarzans couldn't do the yell so they dubbed Weismuller's onto the soundtrack to compensate