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Kings Of The Jungle

Lex Barker

School Football star & athlete who became Weissmuller’s successor in the film “Tarzan’s Magic Fountain”. 4 more Tarzan adventures followed for Lex, before he moved to Europe to star in numerous action films, most notably as Old Shatterhand in the “Winnetou” film series.

Fact File

Birth Name:
Alexander Crichlow Barker Jr.

Date Of Birth: 8th May 1919

Place Of Birth:Rye, New York, USA

Date Of Death:11th May 1973

Place Of Death: New York, USA

Height: 6’4”

Nickname: Sexy Lexy

Spouses:
Constanze Thurlow (1942 - 1950)
Arlene Dahl (1951 - 1952)
Lana Turner (1953 - 1957)
Irene Labhart (1957 - 1962)
Maria Del Carmen Cervera (65 -72)

Lex Barker
Lex Barker in Tarzan's Peril

Signature Roles:                  Tarzan & Old shatterhand

Lex’s Tarzan Films:
Tarzan’s Magic Fountain (1949)
Tarzan And The Slave Girl (1950)
Tarzan’s Peril (1951)
Taran’s Savage Fury (1952)
Tarzan And The She-Devil (1953)

Left:
Lex Barker as Tarzan in an action-packed moment from “Tarzan’s Peril” (1951).

Lex Barker’s Top 10 Movies on VHS

Battles Of Chief Pontiac(1952) VHS
Set in the British occupied wilderness of 1700s Northwest America, this fast-paced actioner stars Lex Barker as a frontiersman who negotiates a peace between the Redcoats and Indian chief Lon Chaney, Jr. When a treacherous officer scuttles the treaty and war erupts, Barker must choose sides. With Helen Westcott, Berry Kroeger. 75 min.

Black Devils Of Kali(1955) VHS
Former Tarzan Lex Barker stars in this hair-raising jungle adventure. He's joined by a group of explorers in search of the mystery of an idol worshipped by natives in India. Ralph Murray and Jane Maxwell also star. AKA: ``Mystery of the Black Jungle.'' 72 min.

Female Fiends(1958) VHS
After losing his memory in an auto accident, a man is taken home by his wife to recuperate, but soon begins to doubt he's who this "loving spouse" says he is. Who is he really, and what sinister plans does the woman have in store for him? Suspenseful tale stars Lex Barker, Nora Swinburne. AKA: "The Strange Awakening."

Pirates Of The Coast(1961) VHS
Lex Barker stars as a Spanish naval commander in the 1500s. He risks life, limb, and ship and engages in battles, gunfights, and swordplay all for the love of his beautiful Isabella. Double-crosses and high-seas excitement in this adventure yarn. 102 min.

Son Of The Red Corsair(1963) VHS
Zesty swashbuckler starring Lex Barker as the son of the late Red Pirate who discovers his half-sister, long presumed dead, is still alive. It turns out that not only is she working for a noblewoman with whom Barker is in love, but she's the real Queen of the Darrians. With Sylvia Lopez, Vira Silenti.

Apaches' Last Battle(1964) VHS
Offbeat and interesting German-made Western, third in the "Winnetou" series based on Karl May's novels. Lex Barker stars as grizzled ex-railroader Shatterhand, who, along with Indian blood brother Winnetou (Pierre Brice) tries to stop power-hungry Cavalry officer Guy Madison from fermenting war between the Apache and Comanche. Sultry Daliah Lavi also stars. AKA: "Old Surehand," "Shatterhand." 98 min.

Terror Of The Red Mask(1964) VHS
Former screen Tarzan Lex Barker swashes and buckles his way through this adventure yarn, playing a mercenary who offers his service to a treacherous official running a country until his niece is old enough to rule. When Barker realizes the official is into evil, he joins forces with a Gypsy woman and a local vigilante to stop him. With Chelo Alonso.

Treasure Of The Aztecs(1965) VHS
This film is an edited version of the three hour-long epic that was actually "Treasure of the Aztecs" and "Pyramid of the Sun" spliced together. Lex Barker plays Dr. Sternau, the heroic leader of a group of men trying to help Mexican leader Juarez against the French by finding the legendary treasure of the Incas. Rik Battaglia also stars; Robert Siodmak ("The Killers") directs.

24 Hours To Kill(1966) VHS
Exciting suspense yarn stars Mickey Rooney as a purser who becomes involved with gold smugglers in the Middle East. Lex Barker, Walter Slezak and Maria Rohm also star. 94 min.

Spy Today, Die Tomorrow(1967) VHS
The search for a stolen nuclear weapon from an American arsenal sends CIA agents into one danger after another in this exciting spy thriller. Lex Barker, Brad Harris, Maria Perschy star.

 

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10 Tarzan Classics on VHS (non-Weissmuller)

Tarzan's Revenge(1938) VHS
Decathlon champ Glenn Morris takes over the reins as Tarzan, rescuing a young woman from the evil clutches of a demented ruler, who has designs on keeping her for himself in his hidden fortress. Co-stars Eleanor Holm and C. Henry Gordon. 70 min.

Tarzan And The Green Goddess(1938) VHS
A special opening sequence was added to this jungle thriller, the second feature to be culled from 1935's "The New Adventures of Tarzan" serial. The ape man (Herman Brix) and his allies are in Guatemala, where they must guard the fabled Green Goddess statue from crooks who want an explosives formula hidden inside it. With Ula Holt, Frank Baker. 72 min.

Tarzan The Fearless(1933) VHS
Olympic great Buster Crabbe dons the loincloth this time as the Lord of the Jungle, helping a young girl find her father, discovering a lost city and fighting treacherous Arabs. Adapted from the serial of the same title. 78 min.

Tarzan And The Trappers(1958) VHS
Enforcing the jungle's code of justice, Tarzan (Gordon Scott) tries to impede the actions of greedy trappers capturing animals for zoos and save a noble chieftain ("Scatman" Crothers) along the way. Also stars Eve Brent. 71 min.

Tarzan Of The Apes(1918) VHS
The screen legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs' jungle hero began with this faithful silent version, with Elmo Lincoln as the son of Lord and Lady Greystoke who, after his parents are killed in Africa, is raised by apes and learns to live by the laws of the jungle. Co-stars Enid Markey, True Boardman. 61 min. Silent with music score.

Tarzan's New Adventure(1935) VHS
The animal skin and vine have once again been handed down, this time to another Olympic star, Herman Brix, in this feature version of the serial "The New Adventures of Tarzan." Two expeditions, each seeking the legendary "Green Goddess" idol, square off in the Central American jungle, and only Tarzan can set things right. With Ula Holt, Frank Baker. 73 min.

Tarzan, The Ape Man(1981) VHS
Bo Derek is the swinging-est Jane yet in this sexy version of the legend. Dry, wet or undressed, Bo will steal your heart and bulge your eyes. No wonder jungle king Miles O'Keeffe screams, "ah uhh-uhh ah-uh!" Richard Harris co-stars. 112 min.

Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes(1984) VHS
Faithfully adapted from Burroughs' first Tarzan novel, this film from director Hugh Hudson ("Chariots of Fire") follows the adventures of the jungle lord as he is orphaned as an infant, grows up among the apes, and returns to England to reclaim his heritage. Christopher Lambert, Andie MacDowell, Ralph Richardson star. Special video edition contains footage not show in theatres. 136 min.

Tarzan And The Lost City(1998) VHS
Edgar Rice Burroughs' famed hero returns in this adventure saga which finds Tarzan in England, enjoying life as Lord Greystoke and about to marry Lady Jane Porter. When he learns that an explorer's quest for the fabled Lost City of Opar threatens his jungle domain, Tarzan slips back into the loincloth to help. Casper Van Dien and Jane March star. 84 min.

Tarzan The Tiger(1929) VHS
Frank Merrill, as Tarzan, must rescue Jane from native slave traders and keep thieves from stealing the "pretty pebbles" that make up the jewel city of Opar. With Natalie Kingston, Lillian Worth; 10 swinging episodes. Silent with music score.

 

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