Lex Barker Western Movies to Watch Free

Lex Barker Western Movies to Watch Free.
Lex Barker (May 8, 1919 – May 11, 1973) was an American actor best known for playing Tarzan of the Apes and leading characters from Karl May’s novels. Born Alexander Crichlow Barker, Jr. in Rye, New York, he was the second child of Alexander Crichlow Barker, Sr., a wealthy Canadian-born building contractor and his American wife, the former Marion Thornton Beals. His father later worked as a stockbroker. Barker had an elder sister, Frederica Amelia (1917–1980).

Barker was also a direct descendant of the founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams, and of Sir William Henry Crichlow, historical Governor General of Barbados. Raised in New York City and Port Chester, New York, Barker attended the Fessenden School and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy. He played football as well as the oboe. He attended Princeton University, but dropped out to join a theatrical stock company, much to the chagrin of his family.
Barker made it to Broadway once, in a small role in a short run of Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor in 1938. He also had a small role in Orson Welles’s disastrous Five Kings, which met with so many problems in Boston and Philadelphia that it never made it into New York.


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Barker reportedly was spotted by scouts from Twentieth Century Fox and offered a film contract in 1939, but could not convince his parents to sign it (he was underage). Disowned by his family for his choice of an acting career, he worked in a steel mill and studied engineering at night. In February 1941, ten months before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Barker left his fledgling acting career and enlisted in the US Army. He rose to the rank of major during the war. He was wounded in action (in the head and leg) fighting in Sicily.
Back in the United States, Barker recuperated at an Arkansas military hospital, then upon his discharge from service, traveled to Los Angeles. Within a short time, he landed a small role in his first film, Doll Face (1945). A string of small roles followed, the best of which was as Emmett Dalton in the Western Return of the Bad Men (1948). Barker soon found the role that would bring him fame.
In Tarzan’s Magic Fountain (1949), Barker became the tenth official Tarzan of the movies. His blond, handsome, and intelligent appearance, as well as his athletic, now 6’4″ frame, helped make him popular in the role Johnny Weissmuller had made his own for sixteen years. Barker made only five Tarzan films, but he remains one of the actors best known for the role.
His stardom as Tarzan led him to a variety of heroic roles in other films, primarily Westerns, and one interesting (and quite non-heroic) part in a World War II film, Away All Boats (1956).
In 1957, as he found it harder to find work in American films, Barker moved to Europe (he spoke French, Italian, Spanish, and some German), where he found popularity and starred in over forty European films, including two movies based on the novels by Italian author Emilio Salgari (1862–1911). In Italy, he also had a short but compelling role as Anita Ekberg’s fiancé in Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita (1960).
In Germany, he had his greatest success. There he starred in two movies based on the “Doctor Mabuse” stories (formerly filmed by Fritz Lang), in the movies Frauenarzt Dr. Sibelius (de) and Frühstück im Doppelbett, and in 12 movies based on novels by German author Karl May (1842–1912), playing such well-known May characters as Old Shatterhand (7 movies), Kara Ben Nemsi (3 movies), and Dr. Karl Sternau (2 movies).
In 1966, Barker was awarded the “Bambi Award” as “Best Foreign Actor” in Germany, where he was a major, very popular, star. He even recorded two songs in German: “Ich bin morgen auf dem Weg zu dir” (“I’ll be on the way to you tomorrow”, composed by Martin Böttcher, the composer of some of the soundtracks of the Karl May movies) and “Mädchen in Samt und Seide” (“Girl in Silk and Velvet”, composed by Werner Scharfenberger). He returned to the United States occasionally and made a handful of guest appearances on American television episodes. But Europe, and especially Germany, was his professional home for the remainder of his life.

Acting credits
1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Charlie McKinley (segment “The Waiting Room”)
– The Waiting Room/Last Rites for a Dead Druid (1972) … Charlie McKinley (segment “The Waiting Room”)
1971 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Owen Stuart
– Three-Way Split (1971) … Owen Stuart
1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Will Cheyenne
– The Man Who Killed a Ghost (1971) … Will Cheyenne
1970 Wenn du bei mir bist
Kapitän Hannes Schneider
1970 Aoom
1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Kurt ‘Matt’ Matson
– The King of Thieves (1969) … Kurt ‘Matt’ Matson
1968 The Valley of Death
Old Shatterhand
1967 The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism
Roger Mont Elise / Roger von Marienberg
1967 Die Slowly, You’ll Enjoy It More
Bob Urban / Mr. Dynamit
1967 Woman Times Seven
Rik – episode ‘Super Simone’
1966 Winnetou and the Crossbreed
Old Shatterhand
1966 Killer’s Carnival
Glenn Cassidy (Rio segment)
1966 Who Killed Johnny R.?
Sam Dobie / Johnny Ringo
1965 Kingdom of the Silver Lion
Kara Ben Nemsi
1965 Winnetou: The Last Shot
Old Shatterhand
1965 Wild Kurdistan
Kara Ben Nemsi
1965 A Place Called Glory
Clint Brenner
1965 24 Hours to Kill
The Crew: Jamie Faulkner
1965 Pyramid of the Sun God
Dr. Karl Sternau
1965 Treasure of the Aztecs
Dr. Karl Sternau
1964 Winnetou: The Red Gentleman
Old Shatterhand
1964 The Yellow One
Kara Ben Nemsi
1964 Code 7, Victim 5
Steve Martin
1964 Old Shatterhand
Old Shatterhand
1963 Winnetou
Old Shatterhand
1963 Il mistero del tempio indiano
Maj. Ford
1963 Kali Yug, la dea della vendetta
Maj. Ford
1963 The Executioner of Venice
Sandrigo Bembo
1963 Scarlet Eye
Larry Stone
1963 Breakfast in Bed
Victor H. Armstrong
1962 The Treasure of the Silver Lake
Old Shatterhand
1962 Dr. Sibelius
Dr. Georg Sibelius
1962 The Invisible Dr. Mabuse
FBI-Agent Joe Como
1961 The Return of Dr. Mabuse
Joe Como alias ‘Nick Scappio’ alias ‘Bob Arco’
1961 El secreto de los hombres azules
1961 The Secret of the Black Falcon
Captain Don Carlos de Herrera
1960 Robin Hood and the Pirates
Robin Hood
1960 Pirates of the Coast
Luis Monterey
1960 Il cavaliere dai cento volti
Riccardo d’Arce
1960 Tales of the Vikings (TV Series)
König Gordar
– The Shield (1960) … König Gordar
1960 La Dolce Vita
Robert – marito di Sylvia
1960 Terror of the Red Mask
1959 Mission in Morocco
Bruce Reynolds
1959 The Pirate and the Slave Girl
Dragon Drakut
1959 Son of the Red Corsair
Enrico di Ventimiglia
1958 Captain Falcon
Pietro, detto Capitan Fuoco
1958 Female Fiends
Peter Chance
1957 The Girl in Black Stockings
David Hewson
1957 The Deerslayer
1957 Jungle Heat
Dr. Jim Ransom
1957 The Girl in the Kremlin
Steve Anderson
1957 War Drums
Mangas Coloradas
1956-1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Brad / Robin Ridour
– Outpost (1957) … Brad
– The Old Lady’s Tears (1956) … Robin Ridour
1956 Away All Boats
Commander Quigley
1956 The Price of Fear
Dave Barrett
1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Stephen Dexter
– Hired Wife (1956) … Stephen Dexter
1955 Duel on the Mississippi
André Tulane
1955 The Man from Bitter Ridge
Jeff Carr
1954 The Yellow Mountain
Andy Martin
1954 Black Devils of Kali
Tramal Naik
1954 Killers of the East
Tremal Naik
1953 Thunder Over the Plains
Captain Bill Hodges
1953 Tarzan and the She-Devil
1952 Battles of Chief Pontiac
Lt. Kent McIntire
1952 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
– Red Dust (1952) … Kurt
1952 Tarzan’s Savage Fury
1951 No Questions Asked
Theater Patron (voice, unconfirmed)
1951 Tarzan’s Peril
1950 Tarzan and the Slave Girl
1949 Tarzan’s Magic Fountain
1948 Return of the Bad Men
Emmett Dalton
1948 The Velvet Touch
Paul Banton
1948 Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
Carpenter Foreman
1947 Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome
City Hospital Driver (uncredited)
1947 Unconquered
Royal American Officer (uncredited)
1947 Under the Tonto Rim
Joe, Deputy in Tonto
1947 Crossfire
1947 The Farmer’s Daughter
Olaf Holstrom
1946 Cloak and Dagger
Man Rescued at End (uncredited)
1946 Two Guys from Milwaukee
Fred, the Usher (uncredited)
1946 Do You Love Me
Party Guest (uncredited)
1945 Doll Face
Jack, Coast Guardsman (uncredited)

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