Tag Archives: Conrad Nagel

Kongo (1932) William J. Cowen, Walter Huston, Lupe Velez, Conrad Nagel, Drama, Horror

Kongo (1932)
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 living god. He rules the local natives through superstition and stage magic and he rules the few white people through sadism, keeping them virtual prisoners. He lives for the day he can avenge himself horribly on the man who stole his wife and crushed his spine. Strong and macabre stuff in a nearly forgotten horror film.
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Dangerous Corner (1934) Phil Rosen, Virginia Bruce, Conrad Nagel, Melvyn Douglas, Mystery

Dangerous Corner (1934)
During a party, a number of rich young couples, childhood friends as well as partners in a publishing company, will discover, detail by detail, in his own revelations, all explanations surrounding the strange death of his partner most admired , Martin, and dark robbery of a bond that was worth a fortune. Two tragic incidents that have remained unclear for several years and the details come to light in conversations that take time because the radio has spoiled?
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Redemption (1930) Fred Niblo, John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Conrad Nagel, Drama

Redemption (1930)
This notorious studio adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s 1900 novel The Live Corpse stars John Gilbert as the ill-fated Fedya. After he’s mistaken as dead, his wife Lisa (Eleanor Boardman) and his best friend Victor (Conrad Nagel) decide to marry. However, it turns out that Fedya is still alive, which leads to a bigamy trial for Lisa and, eventually, Fedya’s suicide.
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