Eric Gorman returns with his wife Evelyn from a trip to the Orient collecting zoo animals, having killed a member of his expedition who happened one day to kiss Mrs. Gorman. On board ship Evelyn meets Roger Hewitt, who falls in love with her. After delivering his animals to the zoo, Gorman plots a way to dispose of Hewitt using one of his latest specimens, then continues using the zoo's non-human residents to do his beastly work. Written by
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Gorman invites Hewitt to the benefit dinner, which he says will be on Thursday. Moments later, we see a printed invitation, which says "Wednesday". See more »
[Releasing Peter, obviously in shock, from cage]
Peter, Peter, listen to me! Say something to me!
[With his knees bent and apart]
Is there a good laundry in this town!
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Lionel Atwill stars as insanely jealous big game hunter Eric Gorman, who mercilessly kills any man who shows the least interest in his beautiful(but unfaithful) wife Evelyn(played by Kathleen Burke). After brutally leaving one such suitor for dead in the jungle where he was collecting zoo animals, he once again finds a man showing interest in her on the ship back home, so plots to kill him at the zoo where he works, then he'll target his wife too... Charlie Ruggles, in an entirely unrelated subplot, plays the "recovering" alcoholic who is also scared of the animals! Alternatingly grim and grisly, yet dull and comedic, film never finds a consistent tone, and is otherwise unappealing.
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