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The Walking Dead (1936)

Approved | | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi | 14 March 1936 (USA)
After hapless pianist and ex-con John Elman is framed for murder, he is resurrected by a scientist after his execution.

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Jimmy
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Loder
Henry O'Neill ...
Werner
Joe King ...
Judge Shaw (as Joseph King)
Addison Richards ...
Prison Warden
Paul Harvey ...
Blackstone
Robert Strange ...
Merritt
Joe Sawyer ...
Trigger (as Joseph Sawyer)
Eddie Acuff ...
Betcha
Kenneth Harlan ...
Stephen Martin
Miki Morita ...
Sako
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A gang of racketeers frames down-on-his-luck John Elman for murder. After a trial finds him guilty, evidence is brought forth proving his innocence, but it is too late and he is executed anyway. A doctor sees an opportunity to use an experimental procedure to restore him to life but is that entirely possible? Desirable? Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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HOW CAN A MAN AVENGE HIS OWN MURDER? (original ad - all caps) See more »

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Crime | Horror | Sci-Fi

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14 March 1936 (USA)  »

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Den døde vender tilbage  »

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$217,000 (estimated)
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Filming began on November 23 (Boris Karloff's 48th birthday) and lasted 18 days, finishing December 23 1935. See more »

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Nancy phones Dr. Beaumont to tell him that John Ellman had been shot but she does not tell him where she is. Nevertheless, Dr. Beaumont shows up moments later in the graveyard. See more »

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John Ellman: Why did you have me killed?
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Referenced in When Father Was Away on Business (1985) See more »

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EDMUND GWENN TRIES TO HELP BORIS KARLOFF!
5 May 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gangster's led by Nolan (Ricardo Cortez) want to have a local law abiding judge killed, in doing so, they frame an ex-con, John Ellman (Boris Karloff) for the murder. Nolan acts as Ellman's lawyer and makes certain he is convicted and executed in the electric chair. Dr. Beaumont(Edmund Gwenn), a scientist is able to restore life to dead animals and seeks permission to try reviving Ellman's dead body. Dr. Beaumont is successful in restoring Ellman back to life. Boris Karloff goes on a killing rampage, running through graveyards making this picture very melodramatic with its black and white setting. Edmund Gwenn (Santa Claus in "Miracle on 42nd Street) gives a very dramatic performance doing his very best to help Karloff. There is a great supporting cast with Marguerite Churchill, Warren Hull, Barton MacLane and Joseph Sawyer. This is truly a great Classic film.


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