Kongo (1932)

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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 ... See full summary »


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  • Walter Huston and Lupe Velez in Kongo (1932)
  • Walter Huston in Kongo (1932)
  • Walter Huston in Kongo (1932)
  • Walter Huston and Lupe Velez in Kongo (1932)
  • Walter Huston and Lupe Velez in Kongo (1932)
  • Virginia Bruce and Conrad Nagel in Kongo (1932)

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28 November 1999 | rfkeser
Delirious jungle melodrama for pre-code fans
Walter Huston steps into Lon Chaney's wheelchair to play the evil crippled magician commanding a "juju" cult of natives who burn women alive. Lupe Velez is on hand [and narrowly escapes getting her tongue twisted out with a wire]. Enter blonde Virginia Bruce, a convent girl forced into prostitution in Zanzibar, but now a hopeless alcoholic. Enter Conrad Nagel, a doctor who is now a hopeless drug addict [his cure involves being covered with leeches and buried up to his neck in a swamp]. Don't worry: there's still MORE plot! Everyone sweats a lot, on leftover sets from RED DUST, but the direction is rudimentary and lacks the courage of the plot's kinkiness. Still, it's some kind of must-see since they sure don't make them like this anymore!

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