Zoo in Budapest

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Zoo in Budapest
Zoo in Budapest.jpg
Directed byRowland V. Lee
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
Written byMelville Baker
Jack Kirkland (story)
Dan Totheroh
Louise Long
Rowland V. Lee (screenplay)
StarringLoretta Young
Gene Raymond
Music byR.H. Bassett
Peter Brunelli
Louis De Francesco
Hugo Friedhofer
Werner Janssen
J.S. Zamecnik (all uncredited)
CinematographyLee Garmes
Edited byHarold D. Schuster
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
April 28, 1933
Running time
94 min
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish

Zoo in Budapest (1933) is an American Pre-Code film directed by Rowland V. Lee and starring Loretta Young, Gene Raymond, O.P. Heggie, and Paul Fix. Original 35mm prints of the film contained sequences tinted amber or blue.[1]

Plot[edit]

Flamboyant Zani (Gene Raymond) is a kindly young man who grew up entirely and works in the zoo in Budapest. His only true friends are the zoo's animals, and indeed Zani (Gene Raymond) has been chastised by his boss for being too nice to them. From the fashionable women visitors who wear them, Zani steals their animal furs.

While hiding out, Zani meets Eve (Loretta Young), a young and beautiful orphan girl. Eve must somehow escape from her strict orphan school, since she is faced with the prospect of being forced to work as an indentured servant (more like a slave) until she grows up. Zani and Eve together hide overnight in the zoo. Dr. Grunbaum (O.P. Heggie), the zoo director, is forced to organize a search party. Zani proves too elusive and harbors Eve in a bear cave. When evil zookeeper Heinie discovers them, Zani saves Eve from vicious attack. More scuffles result in crisis when dangerous animals become freed from their cages. The resourceful Zani brings pacification and redeems himself by saving a young child from a hungry tiger.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Petrie, Graham (May 5, 2015). "Zoo in Budapest". Toronto Film Society. Retrieved August 21, 2015.

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