What was actress Pearl White thinking when she decided to portray a female Tarzan? The resulting picture was one of the more curious features of 1921. After the death of her missionary parents, Gratia Latham (White) grows up in the jungle with lions, monkeys and some random cannibals as her pals. But when her millionaire uncle dies, Gratia becomes an heiress, so a boat comes to fetch her. On board is the uncle's secretary, Bernard Holt (Alan Edwards), who wants to marry her so he can have her money. But one of the other members of the search party, Bob Alan (Robert Elliott), falls in love with the wild woman after she knocks him off a cliff for taking a pot shot at her lions. Gratia is eventually removed from her jungle home and taken to her uncle's home to be "civilized." This is not easy -- when given her first-ever gown, she puts it on upside down. Holt continues to woo Gratia, but for his efforts he gets beaten up -- by her. Finally Gratia becomes a relatively refined young lady and weds Alan. There was some question as to whether this feature was an adventure, a comedy, or both. Whichever, Miss White certainly has fun with her role.
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