West of Zanzibar


West of Zanzibar

Infobox Film
name = West of Zanzibar


image_size =
caption = Poster
director = Tod Browning
producer = Tod Browning
writer = Chester De Vonde (play)
Elliott J. Clawson
narrator =
starring = Lon Chaney
music =
cinematography =
editing =
distributor = Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
released = 1928
runtime = 65 min.
country = USA
language = English
budget =
preceded_by =
followed_by =
website =
amg_id = 1:53857
imdb_id = 0019563

"West of Zanzibar" is a 1928 film directed by Tod Browning about the vengefulness of a cuckolded magician (Lon Chaney) paralyzed in a brawl with his rival (Lionel Barrymore). The supporting cast includes Mary Nolan and Warner Baxter. It is based on a 1926 Broadway play called "Kongo" starring Walter Huston. Huston starred in the 1932 talkie film adaptation of the same story using the "Kongo" title. "West of Zanzibar" is also famous with horror film fans for having lost or excised sequences that Browning filmed. Namely Phroso(Chaney) as a duckman in a sideshow act and scenes showing Phroso and his troupe when they first arrive in Africa where the majority of the story takes place.

Cast

*Lon Chaney as Phroso ("Dead-Legs")
*Lionel Barrymore as Crane
*Mary Nolan as Maizie
*Warner Baxter as Doc
*Jacqueline Gadsden as Anna
*Tiny Ward as Tiny
*Kalla Pasha as Babe
*Curtis Nero as Bumbu

External links

*imdb title|id=0019563|title=West of Zanzibar


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