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Dead Men Walk (1943)

Approved | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 12 April 1943 (USA)
The twin of a kindly small-town physician returns from the grave for vengeance against his brother, who secretly killed him because the twin served Satan.

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We meet Doctor Lloyd Clayton at the funeral of his twin brother, evil magician Elwyn. Zolarr, Elwyn's hunchbacked servant, acccuses Lloyd of Elwyn's murder, but Lloyd claims it was self-defense. Lloyd's niece Gayle and her fiance Harper soon find that Elwyn's evil influence is still at work. Written by Sister Grimm <srgrimm@teleport.com>

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Devil's sorcery, as a dead man returns for vengeance!


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Final film of Mary Carlisle. See more »

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In the film, George Zucco differentiates the two characters by wearing glasses for the good doctor, and none for the evil one. Apart from when he forgets - most notably when, as the good doctor, he bends over not wearing any glasses, but when he stands up again (different cut) he suddenly is wearing them again. See more »

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Elwyn Clayton: [to his twin brother, who has hunted him down] You don't wait for Death; you come to meet him!
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Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Blood-Drinking Beings (1996) See more »

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Guess who says "I don't blame you for thinking that I'm a homicidal maniac..."?
20 November 2005 | by (Derby, UK) – See all my reviews

Fairly typical PRC stuff, but imho any film with 2 Zucco's has to be worth a look in. And most of the time he does alright talking to thin air, with just a couple of dud repeat shots occasionally cheapening things (even more!)

It's an interesting low budget take on vampirism, with Good Dr. Zucco finding it very hard to believe that his dead identical twin Bad Count Zucco is actually undead and on the prowl for revenge against him. Even harder for him to swallow is the remedy which to him resembles hocus-pocus - apparently like he does to the hillbilly townsfolk. Didn't they have any streets in that town, they all seemed to spend a lot of time crashing through thick forest - which had presumably just used on another film? Dwight Frye was on target as usual, but looked very chunky and unwell, perhaps not surprising that he only had a year to live.

All in all very entertaining and surprisingly well acted and atmospheric nonsense.


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