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The Fountain of Youth (1958)

A couple is conflicted when they are offered a chance at youth.

Director:

Orson Welles

Writers:

John Collier (story "Youth from Vienna"), Orson Welles
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Credited cast:
Marjorie Bennett ... Journalist
Madge Blake ... Journalist
Billy House ... Albert Morgan
Rick Jason ... Alan Brody
Nancy Kulp ... Stella Morgan
Joi Lansing ... Carolyn Coates
Dan Tobin ... Humphrey Baxter
Orson Welles ... Host / narrator
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A couple is conflicted when they are offered a chance at youth.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1958 (USA) See more »

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The Orson Welles Show See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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probably would have been the greatest television series, ever.
8 May 2013 | by coop-16See all my reviews

Television has had a few flashes of true genius: My World And Welcome To It, The Ernie Kovacs Show, the first few seasons of The Twilight Zone, The Fabulous Fifties, large chunks of Omnibus,Twin Peaks, the first five seasons of Lost and about half a dozen others. I would submit that I love Lucy was another flash of genius ( at least before it started to parody himself,) because Desi Arnaz was brilliant enough to use multiple cameras. Arnaz- and Lucy- were good friends of Orson Welles. While the Orson Welles guest spot on I love Lucy was one of the shows weaker episodes, Arnaz and Ball decided to produce an idea that Welles had. It would be a Television version of the old "Orson Welles Almanac". It would have combined non fiction vignettes with adaptations of off-beat short stories, dramatic monologues by Orson, and even bits of animation. The pilot was Welles' adaptation of John Colliers The Fountain of Youth,using stills, quick cuts, and daring camera and editing techniques. It was shown, praised ( It won the Peabody Award.)- and forgotten. Despite the fact that bit was a Desilu Production, none of the "suits" in charge of the Networks in those "Dick Danger " days wanted to schedule a "high -brow" television show made by an erratic genius. So, The Orson Welles Kaleidoscope" never made it to Television. This is an absurd universe.


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