Cinema: The New Picture: Mar. 18, 1940

Zanzibar (Universal), from the studio which recently gave the world Green Hell, is one of the funniest pictures ever made in all seriousness. Fun begins when Lola Lane (a lion huntress) becomes involved in a struggle to the death between the British Empire and Eduardo Ciannelli. Miss Lane is pro-British. She and Mr. Ciannelli both have orders to steal the skull of a former African chief, Mkwawa (pronounced McVava).

Grim note is struck when Mr. Ciannelli is suspected of murdering the skipper of Miss Lane's animal freighter. He might have saved himself the trouble: the ship immediately founders. But first all the...

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