West of Zanzibar 1928

Lon Chaney goes cripple again for the sake of the public, but not for art's sake. Remembering his fine performance in a straight role in "Tell it to the Marines," it seems a great pity that such a good actor should indulge in charlatan tricks. The story is a composite of "The Shanghai Gesture" and "Congo." Revenge, dope, crooks all the tricks! There is color and little else. It is all very false and movie.

Photoplay November 1928

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West of Zanzibar
United States 1928

Directed by

Jacqueline Gadsden
Kalla Pasha
Noble M. Johnson
Dick Sutherland
Rose Dione
Emmett King


Running time:65 minutes
Country:United States

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