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Revolt of the Zombies (1936)

Approved  |   |  Horror  |  4 June 1936 (USA)
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An international expedition is sent into Cambodia to destroy an ancient formula that turns men into zombies.

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Credited cast:
Dorothy Stone ...
Claire Duval
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Gen. Mazovia
Robert Noland ...
Clifford Grayson
George Cleveland ...
Gen. Duval
E. Alyn Warren ...
Dr. Trevissant (as E. Alyn 'Fred' Warren)
Carl Stockdale ...
Ignacio / Max MacDonald
William Crowell ...
Priest Tsiang
Teru Shimada ...
Buna
Adolph Milar ...
Gen. von Schelling (as Adolph Millard)
Sana Rayya ...
Dancer
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On the Franco-Austrian Frontier during WW I, an oriental priest, chaplain of a French colonial regiment, is condemned to life imprisonment because he possesses the power of turning men into zombies. As the priest,in his prison cell, is preparing to burn the parchment containing the location of the secret formula, Colonel Mazovia kills the priest and takes the partially-burned parchment. Fade to after the war to an expedition of representatives from all the Allied countries (only those with colonial interests it appears) being sent to Cambodia to find and destroy forever the Secret of the Zombies. The group includes Colonel Mazovia (somewhat akin to sending the fox to guard the hen house); a student of dead languages, Armand Louque; Englishman Clifford Grayson; and General Duval and his daughter Claire. Armand falls in love with Claire, who accepts his proposal of marriage in order to spite Clifford whom she really loves. Later, when Claire, following an accident, runs to Cliff for ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Zombies--- Not dead, not alive! See more »

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Revolt of the Demons  »

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The eyes that are frequently superimposed on the screen are those of Bela Lugosi. They were taken from Victor Halperin's earlier film White Zombie (1932). See more »

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Ignacio MacDonald: Who the gods destroy, they first make mad.
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Well written early zombie movie...
6 September 2009 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 8/21/2009 - 6 out of 10 (Dir- Victor Halperin): Well written early zombie movie that is more about a man's obsession for a woman and the extremes he goes for her than it is about zombies. Zombies in this early movie are just people who are hypnotized to follow a person's commands -- not the dead risen(how this trend started I'm not sure). Anyway, this movie is about a gift that the Cambodians have of making their soldiers follow commands to kill relentlessly and how an American attains that power and uses it for his own purposes. This past statement and a love triangle are the core of the movie. Two friends are investigating this power when a woman steps in the way and mesmerizes one of them first, then the other. The first man's jeolousy brings him to use the power he finds from the ruins to bring her back to him. The movie is slow at times, and sometimes not acted well, but it is captivating none-the-less because of it's story. I'm surprised the movie hasn't been remade because it would make the good basis for a modern redo. It's really a love story with kind of a monster movie side-story(similar to Frankenstein or Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde) except with a hypnotizing mad man. This old gem should be seen and possibly be restored so it can be viewed in a better way, if possible.


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