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1 TARZAN OF THE APES (1918) THE first film version of the story about a British nobleman raised by apes, this silent movie starred Elmo Lincoln in the title role and was one of the first films to gross more than $1,000,000.
The blog explains that a British nobleman, Sir John Harrington, first engineered and invented a valve that could release water from the water closet (WC) when pulled.
One interesting example: British nobleman John Tunstall moved to his ranch during the 1870s in New Mexico where he hired, among others, young William Bonney.

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