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Tarzan's Magic Fountain (1949)

An aviatrix emerges from the jungle looking as young as she was when her plane went down many years before. Unscrupulous hunters discover that this is due to a secret fountain of youth. ... See full summary »

Director:

Lee Sholem

Writers:

Curt Siodmak (screenplay), Harry Chandlee (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lex Barker ... Tarzan
Brenda Joyce ... Jane
Albert Dekker ... Mr. Trask
Evelyn Ankers ... Gloria James Jessup
Charles Drake ... Mr. Dodd
Alan Napier ... Douglas Jessup
Ted Hecht Ted Hecht ... Pasco
Henry Brandon ... Siko
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An aviatrix emerges from the jungle looking as young as she was when her plane went down many years before. Unscrupulous hunters discover that this is due to a secret fountain of youth. Tarzan tries to keep the hunters from finding the hidden valley setting of the fountain. The flyer ages as the effects of the fountain wear off. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tarzan and the Arrow of Death See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sol Lesser Productions See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Alan Napier, who plays Evelyn Ankers' "older" husband, would later achieve immortality playing Bruce Wayne's trustworthy manservant Alfred in the 1960s TV version of Batman. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, Cheeta (who is an ape) drinks the elixir. She does not turn into a baby chimp, she becomes a monkey with a tail. The Fountain of Youth retards aging, it would not cause evolutionary regression. See more »

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Followed by Tarzan and the Trappers (1960) See more »

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Tarzan minus Weissmuller is still entertaining
3 June 2018 | by a_chinnSee all my reviews

The first Tarzan film minus Weissmulle,r and replaces him with Lex Barker as the new Tarzan. In this outing the Lord of the Apes finds a secret Valley where nobody ages, so it's basically "Lost Horizon" with more loincloths. Co-written by Curt Siodmak, who wrote a few minor classics including "The Wolf Man," "I Walked with a Zombie" and "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers," makes this one of the better later Tarzan films. Overall, it's nothing brilliant, but if you're in the right mood it's entertaining enough and far better than any of the cheaper Tarzan spinoff-/ripoff Bomba films. Alan Napier, Alfred on the 1960s Batman TV series, also appears in the film, as does Albert Dekker, who played the evil Dr. Soberin in "Kiss Me Deadly."


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