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Rastus Among the Zulus (1913)

Rastus Johnson, a happy-go-lucky coon, after eating a large meal, lies down on the dock to take a nap. While he is slumbering three roughs happen along and see him, and knowing a sea ... See full summary »

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Joseph Outen ... Rastus
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Rastus Johnson, a happy-go-lucky coon, after eating a large meal, lies down on the dock to take a nap. While he is slumbering three roughs happen along and see him, and knowing a sea captain who is in need of men to fill out his crew, they seize Rastus and shanghai him. He is placed aboard the ship and the voyage started. The vessel is wrecked off the African coast, and poor Rastus is the only survivor. While wandering along the beach he is seen by the Zulus, who immediately give chase. Rastus runs through the jungle, but is compelled to give up. They capture him and take him before their king, who orders him to be cooked. One of the women of the tribe, who happens to be present when Rastus is brought in, knowing the king's daughter is ambitious to be married to some man outside of her own tribe, runs off to tell her of the captive. Rastus is led to the royal kitchen, where the cook pot is prepared. They are just about to thrust him in, when the daughter pleads with her father, for ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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28 July 1913 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with the comedy The Widow's Wiles (1913). See more »

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An extravagant farce
14 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

A slight but lively and very acceptable picture, an extravagant farce. The scenes are like those in other recent Zulu offerings by the same company and producer, and it has much the same kind of action. It was produced by Arthur Hotaling from his own script. - The Moving Picture World, August 9, 1913


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