Murders in the Zoo (1933)

Murders in the Zoo





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Insanely jealous of his wife, wealthy zoologist Lionel Atwill uses his knowledge of animals to dispose of any would-be rivals. Atwill brings his latest collection of wild animals to a major metropolitan zoo. Here he continues his homicidal ways, dispatching his wife's lover (John Lodge) with the severed head of a poisonous snake. When his wife (Kathleen Burke) gathers up enough evidence to go to the police, Atwill unceremoniously dumps her in the zoo's alligator pit. A young animal specialist … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Milton Herbert Gropper, Philip Wylie, Seton I. Miller
On DVD: Aug 8, 1995
Paramount Pictures

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as Evelyn Gorman

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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | August 8, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | February 16, 2005
Chicago Reader
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Lionel Atwill in the full-flower of lecherous perfidy is a kinky joy to behold.

Full Review… | November 7, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A very funny, but also a very chilling macabre tale about an insanely jealous zoologist.

Full Review… | April 23, 2002
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August 15, 2005

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