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West of Zanzibar

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Original title
West of Zanzibar
Year
Running time
65 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Elliott J. Clawson, Waldemar Young, Joseph Farnham (Play: Chester De Vonde, Kilbourn Gordon)
Music
(Restored version: William Axt, Fritz Stahlberg) (Silent movie)
Cinematography
Percy Hilburn (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Genre
Drama. Mystery | Silent Film
Synopsis / Plot
Magician Phroso's wife Anna leaves him for another man, named Crane, who fights with Phroso and leaves him paralyzed. Later Anna returns and he finds her dead, leaving behind a daughter. For 18 years Phroso, known as "Dead Legs" by his cronies, plots his revenge, becoming a pseudo-king in East Africa, nearby where Crane has set up an ivory business. When the daughter is grown, having lived in a brothel in Zanzibar thanks to "Dead Legs", Phroso put his plan into action, resulting in revenge and retribution all around.
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