|Tarzan the Ape Man. Courtesy: British Film Institute and Hollywood Classics|
The first MGM Tarzan talkie, Tarzan the Ape Man
was shot over five months at MGM studios in California, using extensive rear-projected jungle footage from MGM's early adventure film Trader Horn
The film's popularity and longevity can be attributed to its eager embrace of taboo topics and its ambivalent treatment of the values of Western civilization. Feminist critics too have noted Jane's independent stand.
The film is also the source of the famous line "Me Tarzan, you Jane" (although the ape-man actually says "Tarzan, Jane") amidst much prodding and poking!