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Zombies on Broadway (1945)

Approved  |   |  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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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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Loonies on Broadway  »

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

Quotes

Prof. Hopkins: Do you know what zombies are?
Mike Streger: No, I don't.
Jerry Miles: I'm not too sure.
Prof. Hopkins: They are the living dead!
Worthington: [Panicking] Oh, me, oh, my!
Prof. Hopkins: Worthington, come back here!
Worthington: Then please don't say that livin' dead stuff, boss. I'm one of the livin' livin', but you givin' me the feelin' that if I stayed here, I'm goin' to be one of the dead dead.
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Spoofs I Walked with a Zombie (1943) See more »

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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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