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Zombies on Broadway (1945)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy | Horror  -  1 May 1945 (USA)
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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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Storyline

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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they're STALKING WALKING DEAD MEN... and it's a SCREAM! See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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1 May 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Loonies on Broadway  »

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Sir Lancelot and Darby Jones virtually repeated the same roles they had created in RKO's very successful 1943 venture, "I Walked with a Zombie." 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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Pretty good B-comedy with Lugosi
8 November 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Somewhat tepid but occasionally funny as Brown and Carney do their best to be RKO's Abbott & Costello. They play press agents for a nightclub who promise a "real live zombie", which their mobster boss insists they produce. This leads them to San Sebastian, Bela Lugosi, and the guy who was the zombie in "I Walked with a Zombie" and other films. Many scenes are played very straight -- of course, with bad jokes and puns thrown in. Lugosi, in particularly, is asked to play everything straight as a scientist after the secret of zombie making.

Uninspired, but Anne Jeffries does look great.


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