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Zoo in Budapest (1933)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  28 April 1933 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Eve
Gene Raymond ...
Zani
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

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Release Date:

28 April 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Revolta das Feras  »

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Budget:

$436,649 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(FMC Library Print) | (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric System)

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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Budapest....Fox backlot style
9 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It will take more than a little suspension of disbelief to buy the core fantasy: that fast talking Gene Raymond has lived his entire life inside the Budapest Zoo, ditto the idea that gorgeous Loretta Young is a poor orphan. But no matter, for the film is a marvelous and unusual piece of work, seldom seen and well worth finding. In fact, the sets alone make it a must see. As a side note, Raymond's character may be one of the sound era's first animal rights activists...I recall no previous studio film taking a stand against fur (though don't get your hopes up--the thrilling finale, featuring lions and elephants on the loose, surely traumatized the animals involved).


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