West of Zanzibar Poster

Release Date: 1928

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 8 min

Plot Summary
When magician Phroso's (Lon Chaney) beloved wife, Anna (Jacqueline Gadsden), leaves him for ivory merchant Crane (Lionel Barrymore), the two men fight and Phroso is left paralyzed from the waist down. After Anna's sudden death, Phroso takes revenge on Crane by spiriting Anna's baby away to Africa, where he rears her in a brothel and keeps her enslaved with drugs. But when Crane and Phroso -- now known as "Dead-Legs" Flint -- meet again after 18 years, Crane delivers some shocking news.

Cast: Lon Chaney, Lionel Barrymore, Mary Nolan, Warner Baxter, Jacqueline Gadsdon, Tiny Ward, Kalla Pasha, Curtis Nero

Director: Tod Browning

Genres: Adventure

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Wife, Gripping, Daughter, Rescue, Revenge, Doctor