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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:
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Eve
Gene Raymond ...
O.P. Heggie ...
Dr. Grunbaum
Wally Albright ...
Paul Vandor
...
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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zoo | orphan | escape | fur | bear | See All (26) »

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Drama | Romance

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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)

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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early sound era fantasy in need of restoration
17 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When he presented it at the Pacific Film Archive in 1989, historian William K. Everson described this charming early sound feature as a Disney-esque fairy tale, and he had a point: there's a disarming, almost childlike innocence to the characters and scenario. The film is part love story and part wildlife protection fable, following a pair of stray visitors (a precocious young boy and a beautiful, runaway orphan girl) who find adventure and (for the latter, at least) romance while trespassing after hours among the other caged animals in Hungary's capitol city. The setting may not have a convincing Middle European flavor, but the film is remarkably free of the awkward sentiment common to many early talkie productions. And the script shows surprising consistency for an effort credited to five writers, one of whom couldn't resist adding a slam-bang safari stampede climax totally out of step with the otherwise sensitive melodrama preceding it. The beautiful camera-work, no longer pristine in this surviving print, is the work of Lee Garmes.


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