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Zombies on Broadway (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 1 May 1945 (USA)
Two bumbling press agents must search for a zombie to fulfill a commitment to their ex-gangster boss's new nightclub or face the consequences.

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Two inept press agents are ordered to the island of San Sebastian to get a zombie for an opening night publicity stunt of a nightclub. They find a likely source in Dr. Paul Renault, who has spent much time studying (and experimenting) on the subject, but Renault has other ideas. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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Two zanies on a zombie hunt! (Lobby card). See more »

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The jungle scenes were filmed on the sets used for RKO's Tarzan series. See more »

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Prof. Hopkins: His name was Dr. Renault, Dr. Paul Renault. Over twenty-five years ago, he went to the only place where zombies were known to exist - on the island of San Sebastian, one of the smaller Virgin Islands, but I haven't heard from him since.
Mike Streger: Oh, we don't want to disturb him, do we Jerry?
Prof. Hopkins: I don't know if he's alive or dead, but if he's alive, he can tell you what you want to know. Go to San Sebastian - Paul can help you.
Jerry Miles: What's this Paul like... if he's alive?
Prof. Hopkins: A great scientist. Yes, some people say ...
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27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Zombies on Broadway (1945)

*** (out of 4)

RKO comedy has Wally Brown and Alan Carney going to an island to look for a zombie for their gangster boss' new club. Once on the island the run into a crazy scientist (Bela Lugosi) who might just be able to help them. This film doesn't get too many good reviews but I'll give it one because for some reason the comedy team makes me laugh. They certainly aren't in the same league as Abbott and Costello but their dumbness works on me but I'm not really sure why. The supporting players do nice work and that includes Lugosi who actually gets to do some nice comedy here.


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