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Murders in the Zoo (1933)

Passed  -  Horror | Crime | Mystery  -  31 March 1933 (USA)
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A monomaniacal zoologist is pathologically jealous of his beautiful but unfaithful wife Evelyn and will not stop short of murder to keep her.

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Peter Yates (as Charlie Ruggles)
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Eric Gorman
Gail Patrick ...
Jerry Evans
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Dr. Jack Woodford
John Lodge ...
Roger Hewitt
Kathleen Burke ...
Evelyn Gorman
Harry Beresford ...
Professor G.A. Evans
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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 Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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31 March 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El asesino diabólico  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording) (original)

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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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The killer snake is described as a "green mamba", snakes which are only found in Africa. See more »

Quotes

Eric Gorman: [to his wife] You don't think I sat there all evening with an eight-foot mamba in my pocket?
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Soundtracks

Please (Lend Your Little Ear To My Pleas)
(1932)
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Hummed and sung a cappella by Charles Ruggles
Played as background music at the end
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Creepy!
19 July 2000 | by (S. Bound Brook, NJ) – See all my reviews

Lionel Atwill in a plumb role as a director of a zoo who's insanely jealous of his wife, to the point to having his "competition" murdered by the animals in the zoo. He is a real SOB in this film!

I highly recommend it! The only "downside" of it is Charlie Ruggles' "drunk" routine, which gets extremely tedious in parts. (One wishes that Atwill would've done HIM in, and early on in the picture!).

Has the same "tenseness" as the original "Most Dangerous Game".

Norm


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