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Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes poster

Warner Bros.
Starring:
 Paul Geoffrey, Cheryl Campbell
Directed by: Hugh Hudson

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: Film adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burrough’s novel in which the descendent of an English lord is raised by apes.

Purr Blur: At the beginning of the film, Lord John Clayton (Paul Geoffrey) and his wife (Cheryl Campbell) are preparing to leave. A little girl (who is Jane) is sitting on the steps playing with a mechanical monkey. She is picking up a Persian kitten.

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes - little girl Jane picking up Persian kitten on stairs

She is petting the kitten in the next scene when her “Uncle Jack” gives her a ring, then picks her up and carries her away. She is still holding the kitten. The scene is very short and the kitten is never really facing the camera so it could be easy to miss.

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes - John Clayton Paul Geoffrey with little girl Jane and Persian kitten on stairs

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes - John Clayton Paul Geoffrey carrying little girl Jane and Persian kitten down stairs with Lady Clayton Cheryl Campbell

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes - John Clayton Paul Geoffrey carrying little girl Jane and Persian kitten away with Lady Clayton Cheryl Campbell

Final Mewsings: If you’re going to include a kitten, at least have one good shot of the kitten!

Many thanks to Ted Davis for letting us know about the kitten in this movie.


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