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
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 ...
Adolph Milar ...
Gen. von Schelling (as Adolph Millard)
Sana Rayya ...
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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 <>

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Release Date:

4 June 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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 »


[last lines]
Ignacio MacDonald: Who the gods destroy, they first make mad.
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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Screaming Skull (2010) See more »

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zombie army
10 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not a bad idea for a film,, but it didn't totally work out that way in the film.. A Cambodian Priest decides he's going to help the French during World War 1. He mission is to take men and make them into zombies. not a bad idea if you're going to fight a war, you would probably win with some cool zombies ,, army of the dead on you're side. Well things get out of hand and the secret is stolen, or lost, and now it has to be found before someone can use the secret for a much darker purpose. I thought that this picture had a real good chance of being very good,, but the love story in the middle,, kinda killed it for me,, the beginning was good,, ending was nice,, but the middle,, well I could have seriously done without it.

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