TV Series | | Action, Adventure
Tarzan (Lord Greystoke), already well educated and fed up with civilization, returns to the jungle and, more or less assisted by chimpanzee Cheetah and orphan boy Jai, wages war against poachers and other bad guys.
In the course of the first season's shooting, Ron Ely (Tarzan), who insisted on performing his own stunts, sustained seventeen different injuries. These included: singeing his arms and legs running through a burning village, being bitten on the forehead by a "tame" lion (in a later fight with the same lion, he was bitten on the lower left thigh), falling down a hill and ripping the skin off the tops of his feet, falling twenty-five feet (7.6 meters) off of a vine and separating his shoulder, falling off of another vine and breaking his other shoulder, fracturing three ribs, and spraining both wrists.
The five "Tarzan" features starring Ron Ely as the ape-man are actually re-edited episodes of this series, in most cases using two-part segments so as to have one cohesive storyline per film.
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