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Zoo in Budapest (1933)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 28 April 1933 (USA)
An orphan girl escapes her caregivers to be with a young man raised at the zoo whose only previous friends are the animals.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Eve
Gene Raymond ...
O.P. Heggie ...
Dr. Grunbaum
Wally Albright ...
Paul Vandor
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Heinie
Murray Kinnell ...
Garbosh
Ruth Warren ...
Katrina
Roy Stewart ...
Karl
Frances Rich ...
Elsie
Niles Welch ...
Mr. Vandor
Lucille Ward ...
Miss Murst
Russ Powell ...
Toski
Dorothy Libaire ...
Rosita
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Catherine Hayes ...
Woman
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Storyline

Flamboyant Zani grew up and works in the zoo. He loves animals so much that he steals animal furs from the women who wear them. Zani coaxes young beautiful Eve, an orphan, to escape her caretakers while on a group visit to the zoo. Dr. Grunbaum, the zoo director, is forced to organize a search party to capture both Zani and Eve. Zani proves too elusive and harbors Eve in a bear cave. However, when evil zookeeper Heinie discovers them, he draws the authorities' attention to their hideout... Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

28 April 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Revolta das Feras  »

Box Office

Budget:

$436,649 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(FMC Library Print) | (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric System)

Color:

(tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The casting of Loretta Young in this film was officially announced by the studio on December 15, 1932. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Grunbaum: Last Wednesday, did you steal a woman's fur?
Zani: Yes, sir.
Dr. Grunbaum: What made you do it?
Zani: People shouldn't kill animals... and wear their furs.
Dr. Grunbaum: Unfortunately, there's not a law against that... but there is a law against stealing. What makes you steal things? Did you sell the fur?
Zani: No. I burned it.
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Soundtracks

Rhapsodie Hongroise
(uncredited)
Music by Marcel Delannoy
Lyrics by Jacques Brillouin and Serge Plaute
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Exquisite urban fairy tale
25 July 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Gene Raymond (he was the lead in Flying Down to Rio, opposite another unearthly beauty, Dolores Del)is only just bearable, but the female lead is Loretta Young, as a fragile, dreamy orphan held captive by the wicked witches of an orphanage. Her delicacy and sensitivity find a parallel in the imprisoned animals of the zoo, and their rage at the injustice of their captivity is embodied in the rage of the tiger. The climax of the movie (filmed, I should think, before animal-protection laws were passed to regulate filming) had me terrified almost to the point of screaming when I saw it many years ago in a cinema, and, not long ago, I found it, even on television, almost as powerful.

An exotic pleasure of the film that can be experienced first hand is the actual Budapest Zoo, which is somewhat altered since the filming, but which still has the fabulous Art Nouveau elephant house!


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