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West of Zanzibar (1928) was a Drama - Mystery Film directed by Tod Browning and produced by Irving Thalberg and Tod Browning.

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Classic Films in Focus: WEST OF ZANZIBAR (1928)

By Jennifer Garlen on Aug 1, 2017 From Virtual Virago

Tod Browning's silent 1928 story of revenge in the African Congo provides a challenge to modern viewers, given that it relies on hyper-racist stereotypes and deeply rooted misogyny for much of its horror, but if you're looking for something truly horrifying then West of Zanzibar (1928) certainly fit... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: WEST OF ZANZIBAR (1928)

By Jennifer Garlen on Aug 1, 2017 From Virtual Virago

Tod Browning's silent 1928 story of revenge in the African Congo provides a challenge to modern viewers, given that it relies on hyper-racist stereotypes and deeply rooted misogyny for much of its horror, but if you're looking for something truly horrifying then West of Zanzibar (1928) certainly fit... Read full article


West of Zanzibar

By Barry P. on Nov 17, 2013 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1928) Directed by: Tod Browning; Written by Elliott J. Clawson; Titles by Joseph Farnham; Based on the play Kongo, by Chester De Vonde and Kilbourn Gordon; Starring: Lon Chaney, Lionel Barrymore, Mary Nolan and Warner Baxter Available on DVD Rating: **** “There is somethi... Read full article


West of Zanzibar

By Barry P. on Nov 17, 2013 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1928) Directed by: Tod Browning; Written by Elliott J. Clawson; Titles by Joseph Farnham; Based on the play Kongo, by Chester De Vonde and Kilbourn Gordon; Starring: Lon Chaney, Lionel Barrymore, Mary Nolan and Warner Baxter Available on DVD Rating: **** “There is somethi... Read full article


Fun Size Review: West of Zanzibar (1928)

By Movies, Silently on Aug 9, 2013 From Movies Silently

This movie is sick. I’m just getting that out of the way now. Lon Chaney stars, Tod Browning directs. Could it be any other way? Lionel Barrymore steals Chaney’s wife and breaks his back. So Chaney drags himself off to Africa where he plans his revenge for eighteen years or so. It’... Read full article


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Quotes from

Phroso 'Dead-Legs': I've been waitin' for you.
Mr. Crane: Word comes to me that it's you who's been stealin' my ivory.
Phroso 'Dead-Legs': And I intend to pay you for everything.
Mr. Crane: Phroso... the magician!
Phroso 'Dead-Legs': Right you are... Mr. Crane!


Mr. Crane: Come on! What's this all about? What are you wrecking that girl for?
Phroso 'Dead-Legs': You'll find out. That's why I brought you here.
Phroso 'Dead-Legs': That's Anna's child! YOUR DAUGHTER!
Phroso 'Dead-Legs': When I found Anna... she was dead! And that brat of yours was with her!
Phroso 'Dead-Legs': I had her raised in the lowest dive in Zanzibar... so you could be proud of her!
Phroso 'Dead-Legs': And now I've got a real treat comin' for her... and her father!
Mr. Crane: You're her father... not ME! She's... your daughter! YOURS!
Mr. Crane: Now listen! Your wife never went away with me... Do you hear? She never went away with me!
Mr. Crane: When she found out what I did to you... she hated me!


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Although never shot, the film's original ending has Maizie stabbing Phroso to death while he sleeps in his hut.
To create the mud floor of Dead-Legs's hut, set-builders laid down a burlap base, then covered it with a mixture of paint and putty to create the desired consistency and appearance.
The crew encountered no major setbacks, although on five days they worked from nine a.m. until after midnight - one night shooting until 4:50 am (no doubt shooting the night exteriors).
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