West of Zanzibar (1954)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |   Release Date - Mar 1, 1954 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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No relation to the 1928 Lon Chaney vehicle of the same name, the British West of Zanzibar was filmed on location in East Africa. Game ranger Bob Payton (Anthony Steel) makes it his mission in life to capture the head of a vicious ivory-smuggling racket. Payton tracks his quarry through some of the most treacherous passages of the Zanzibar territory. Despite such obstacles as crocodiles and rhinos, Steel finally corners the villain, who turns out to be. . . Well, the ending needn't be spoiled here. The most fascinating aspect of West of Zanzibar is its accuracy in depicting native customs and values.

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smuggling, ivory, native, steel, tribe