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This remake of West of Zanzibar (1928) made four years later tries to outdo the Lon Chaney original in morbidity. From a wheelchair a handicapped white man rules an area of Africa as a living god. He rules the local natives through superstition and stage magic and he rules the few white people through sadism, keeping them virtual prisoners. He lives for the day he can avenge himself horribly on the man who stole his wife and crushed his spine. Strong and macabre stuff in a nearly forgotten horror film.Written by
Mark Leeper <email@example.com>
A white witch doctor rules his personal kingdom without mercy. He terrifies the natives and controls his small group of lost souls with an iron hand. All with one burning goal in mind. This picture has so many stomach churning, heart wrenching elements to it, they are too many to count. Walter Huston plays one of the most sadistic brutes ever portrayed on film. Yet, we find, after all, the brute has a heart. Virginia Bruce, in easily the best role of her career, plays a thoroughly debased victim. Kidnapped by Huston in a twisted plot to punish the man he thinks is her father, she proves that inherent goodness is impossible to destroy. Watching him desperately try is what makes this film so worthwhile. If you get the chance - don't miss it.
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