The correct answer is from "Tarzan, the Ape Man" (1932)

Misquote: "Me Tarzan, you Jane!" Actual quote: "Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan..."

On March 25, 1932, the classic film "Tarzan, the Ape Man", starring former Olympic swimmer Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan, premiered in New York City.

The famous movie misquote associated with this movie is “Me Tarzan, you Jane.”

It’s a misquote because Weissmuller didn’t actually say the line in that film or any of the other Tarzan movies he starred in between 1932 and 1948.

Nor does the line “Me Tarzan, you Jane” appear in any of the original Tarzan stories or books written by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

But Weissmuller did say it, jokingly, in an interview published in the June 1932 issue of Photoplay magazine.

He told the Photoplay reporter:

“I didn’t have to act in "Tarzan, the Ape Man" — just said, ‘Me Tarzan, you Jane.’”

After that, his quip became an oft-used comic catchphrase that many people mistakenly assume came from one of Weissmuller’s Tarzan movies.

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