West of Zanzibar

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"A story of love and revenge in the African jungles!"
  • NR
  • 1928
  • 1 hr 4 min
  • 7.2  (1,767)

Silent screen legend Lon Chaney stars with Academy Award winner Lionel Barrymore in this haunting pre-Hayes Code tale of love, jealousy and vengeance that crosses generations and continents--from London to the fetid tropical lands West of Zanzibar. Lower-class stage magician Phroso loves his wife, Anna, but suspects her of an affair with ivory trader Mr. Crane. In a fight with Crane, Phroso falls down a flight of stairs and becomes paralyzed from the chest down. Now, years later, Phroso has used his stage magic to install himself as witch doctor of an African tribe--and raised the girl he believes to be the daughter of his wife and Mr. Crane as a prostitute in local brothel. But when Mr. Crane returns, Phroso sets in motion a vile plot to cause the death of both Crane and the girl before discovering the truth in a shocking final twist.

West of Zanzibar
Description
Silent screen legend Lon Chaney stars with Academy Award winner Lionel Barrymore in this haunting pre-Hayes Code tale of love, jealousy and vengeance that crosses generations and continents--from London to the fetid tropical lands West of Zanzibar. Lower-class stage magician Phroso loves his wife, Anna, but suspects her of an affair with ivory trader Mr. Crane. In a fight with Crane, Phroso falls down a flight of stairs and becomes paralyzed from the chest down. Now, years later, Phroso has used his stage magic to install himself as witch doctor of an African tribe--and raised the girl he believes to be the daughter of his wife and Mr. Crane as a prostitute in local brothel. But when Mr. Crane returns, Phroso sets in motion a vile plot to cause the death of both Crane and the girl before discovering the truth in a shocking final twist.

West of Zanzibar is a 1928 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 4 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2.

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  • Release Date
    1928
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    1 hr 4 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (1,767)