West of Zanzibar
West of Zanzibar (1928)

Even by the standards of star Lon Chaney and director Tod Browning, West of Zanzibar is an unrelentingly grim and gruesome melodrama. Chaney delivers an unforgettable performance as Flint, the crippled "king" of a faraway jungle… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 28, 1928
DVD Release Date: May 24, 2012
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Chaney plays a stage magician whose signature trick is to transform a beautiful woman into a skeleton: This is an absolutely brilliant -- and economical -- visual evocation of the relationship between sex and death, the erotic and the morbid...

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

What makes this film special is the virtuoso performance of Chaney.

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Pierluigi Puccini
A bit slow and overly dramatic but undeniably interesting and atmospheric vehicle for the legendary man of the thousand faces, Lon Chaney. well crafted revenge… More
Eric Broome
A remarkably dark, twisted movie, even by contemporary standards. And of course, it has a fantastic performance by Lon Chaney, playing a maniacal, vengeful… More