West of Zanzibar (1928)

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A magician seeks vengeance upon the man who paralyzed him and the illegitimate daughter he sired with the magician's wife.

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  • Lon Chaney in West of Zanzibar (1928)
  • Lon Chaney in West of Zanzibar (1928)
  • Lon Chaney and Mary Nolan in West of Zanzibar (1928)
  • Lon Chaney and Mary Nolan in West of Zanzibar (1928)
  • Lon Chaney and Mary Nolan in West of Zanzibar (1928)
  • Warner Baxter and Lon Chaney in West of Zanzibar (1928)

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1 October 2001 | biglee
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| Chaney gives one of the most powerful acting performances ever seen
This film can be discounted as unacceptable by many modern audiences. It is filmed in black and white. It is silent and it shows African blacks in a stero-typic manner that would not be accepted today.

Saying all that, it is a must-see film for any serious student or fan of drama. Chaney gives in this film one of the most powerful and convincing acting performances of any actor in any film. Without a single spoken word he shows anger to the point of madness, sly intelligence and overwhelming remorse and sorrow.

There is no feel of "miming emotions " or "mugging for the camera" about this film. The emotions that Chaney display feel so authentic that at times this viewer feels a discomfort for intruding into the personal torment of the character.

The director has used the talents of Chaney and to a lesser extent those of the other actors to relay most of the story with minimal use of "Text Cards", which otherwise would have disrupted the flow of action.

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