TARZAN

(UNIVERSAL PICTURES)  07/01/2016
Credits: Directed by David Yates. Screenplay by Adam Cozad, John Collee, Craig Brewer, Stuart Beattie.

While wholesaling pencil sharpeners, Edgar Rice Burroughs decided he "could write stories just as rotten" as those he read in the pulps, promptly creating a cultural icon. Tarzan actors all had great names (Elmo Lincoln, Lex Barker, Buster Crabbe, Jock Mahoney, Herman Brix), but nobody surpassed Johnny Weissmuller for style and longevity.