Tarzan's Magic Fountain
|Tarzan's Magic Fountain|
|Directed by||Lee Sholem|
|Produced by||Sol Lesser|
|Written by||Curt Siodmak
|Based on||Characters created
by Edgar Rice Burroughs
|Music by||Alexander Laszlo|
|Edited by||Merril G. White|
Sol Lesser Productions
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|
Tarzan's Magic Fountain is a 1949 Tarzan film starring Lex Barker as Tarzan and Brenda Joyce as his companion Jane. The film also features Albert Dekker and Evelyn Ankers, was co-written by Curt Siodmak, and directed by Lee Sholem.
This was Barker's first appearance as Edgar Rice Burroughs' ape-man, while Joyce had played Jane opposite Johnny Weismuller as Tarzan in four previous films. She was one of only two actresses to portray Jane in movies with two different actors as Tarzan. (The other was Karla Schramm in the silent era.) Tarzan's Magic Fountain was Joyce's final turn in the role, and different actresses played Jane in each of Barker's four subsequent Tarzan movies: (Vanessa Brown, Virginia Huston, Dorothy Hart, and Joyce MacKenzie). Elmo Lincoln, who had been the first screen Tarzan three decades earlier, appears uncredited as a fisherman repairing his nets.
Ankers portrays an aviator who went missing many years ago. Tarzan and Jane hear news of a man back in the states who is about to be convicted of life imprisonment the only way he can be cleared is for Ankers testimony. Tarzan secretly leaves for the hidden valley where Ankers has been living for the past 20 years and brings her back to testify.
She looks decades younger than her actual age and this prompts a pair of men to ponder the rumor of a magic Fountain of Youth and try to find it after she returns from testifying and heads back there.
- Lex Barker as Tarzan
- Brenda Joyce as Jane
- Albert Dekker as Mr. Trask
- Evelyn Ankers as Gloria James Jessup
- Charles Drake as Mr. Dodd
- Alan Napier as Douglas Jessup
- Ted Hecht as Pasco
- Henry Brandon as Siko
- "Tarzan's Magic Fountain: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved May 13, 2014.
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