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West of Zanzibar (1954)

Approved | | Adventure | 17 January 1955 (USA)
The story of native tribesmen who move towards Mombasa, getting drawn info the world of ivory smuggling.

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William Simons ...
Orlando Martins ...
Edric Connor ...
Ushingo
David Osieli ...
Ambrose: Ushingo's Son
Bethlehem Sketch ...
Bethlehem: Ushingo's Son
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Lawyer Dhofar
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Khingoni
Edward Johnson ...
Half Breed
Juma ...
Juma
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Wood (as Howard Marion Crawford)
Stuart Lindsell ...
Colonel Ryan (as R. Stuart Lindsell)
Sheik Abdullah ...
Dhow Captain
Joanna Kitau ...
Ketch African
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The story of native tribesmen who move towards Mombasa, getting drawn info the world of ivory smuggling.

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One of the greatest African adventures of all! See more »

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Adventure

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17 January 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A l'ouest de Zanzibar  »

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(Gaumont Kalee Recording) (RCA Sound System)

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1.66 : 1
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Opening credits: The events and characters portrayed in this film are wholly fictitious. See more »

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When the poachers are hunting the elephants, a kookaburra call is clearly heard. Kookaburras are only found in Australia, a continent thousands of miles east of Zanzibar. See more »

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Follows Ivory Hunter (1951) See more »

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Dull And Slow
4 March 2015 | by (london) – See all my reviews

At times it is difficult to make out if this film is supposed to be a dramatic narrative film or a glorified travelogue.Since this was the pre jet age,not many people could journey to Africa and see these sights for themselves.They could view them in black and white on their 12 inch TV screens but that was it.So the antics of the dung beetle seem to supplant the importance of moving the plot onwards.In the cinema the audience had to suffer in silence whereas we can now happily fast forward.the plot is about ivory poaching,apparently as bad then as it is now.Anthony Steel plays the game warden and seems to be carved out of ivory himself.Sylvia Simm seems to have a different costume for every scene.Michael Balcon's Ealing only had 2 years remaining,and watching lame efforts like this ,it is not very surprising.


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