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Release Date:
1 May 1945 (USA) See more »
Two zanies on a zombie hunt! (Lobby card). See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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"It seems a waste to make a beautiful girl a zombie." See more (17 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Wally Brown ... Jerry Miles

Alan Carney ... Mike Strager

Bela Lugosi ... Professor Paul Renault

Anne Jeffreys ... Jean La Danse

Sheldon Leonard ... Ace Miller
Frank Jenks ... Gus
Russell Hopton ... Benny
Joseph Vitale ... Joseph

Ian Wolfe ... Prof. Hopkins
Louis Jean Heydt ... Douglas Walker
Darby Jones ... Kalaga - the Zombie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rudolph Andrean ... High Priest (uncredited)
Dick Botiller ... Boss of Cafe (uncredited)
Robert Clarke ... Wimp (uncredited)
Tom Coleman ... Ship Passenger (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Angela Gomez ... Knife Thrower (uncredited)

Eddie Hall ... Man Walking Down Gangplank with Woman (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Harold Herskind ... Stenga (uncredited)
Matthew Jones ... Fat Warrior (uncredited)
Carl Kent ... Hot-Foot Davis (uncredited)
Rosemary La Planche ... Entertainer in Sarong (uncredited)
Sir Lancelot ... Calypso Singer (uncredited)
Virginia Lyndon ... Dancer (uncredited)
Norman Mayes ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Barry Norton ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Emory Parnell ... Ship's Captain (uncredited)
Jason Robards Sr. ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Walter Soderling ... Professor with Walker at Nightclub (uncredited)
Robert St. Angelo ... Steward (uncredited)
Nick Stewart ... Worthington (uncredited)
Max Wagner ... Waiter (uncredited)
Larry Wheat ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Martin Wilkins ... Sam (uncredited)

Bill Williams ... Sailor / Smuggler (uncredited)
Betty Yeaton ... Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Gordon Douglas 
Writing credits
Lawrence Kimble (screenplay)

Robert Faber (original story) and
Charles Newman (original story)

Robert E. Kent (adaptation)

Produced by
Sid Rogell .... executive producer
Benjamin Stoloff .... producer
Original Music by
Roy Webb 
Cinematography by
Jack MacKenzie (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Philip Martin  (as Philip Martin Jr.)
Art Direction by
Albert S. D'Agostino 
Walter E. Keller 
Set Decoration by
Albert Greenwood  (as Al Greenwood)
Darrell Silvera 
Costume Design by
Edward Stevenson (gowns)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Ruman .... assistant director
Sound Department
Terry Kellum .... sound re-recordist
Richard Van Hessen .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Willard Barth .... camera operator (uncredited)
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
Other crew
Charles O'Curran .... dance director
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
69 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Spain:7 | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

Did You Know?

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 »
Ace Miller:You do not resign and you do not quit and that guy Walker does not make a monk out of me to the tune of eighty grand! Now get this - you either produce a real zombie on opening night, or I take Gus's idea.See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
"It seems a waste to make a beautiful girl a zombie.", 13 July 2015
Author: utgard14 from USA

Horror comedy starring Wally Brown and Alan Carney, RKO's resident Abbott & Costello knock-offs. The duo play two idiots working for nightclub owner (and gangster?) Sheldon Leonard. They come up with an idea for the opening of the club that involves zombies (the voodoo kind, not the Romero kind). But first they have to find a real zombie, so they head to a Caribbean island where they meet up with mad scientist Bela Lugosi. Bela's hard at work creating zombies and tormenting pretty Anne Jeffries. I guess it's up to our moronic heroes to save her.

Looking at some of the rave reviews on here made me wonder if we saw the same movie or if I was just being too critical. I've seen it twice now and it just does little for me. I love these types of movies usually and I am, of course, a fan of Bela Lugosi. But Brown & Carney are just not funny and Bela is given little to do but take his role too seriously for a comedy. Nick Stewart is very funny in a small role. Maybe he should've been the star instead of the two nitwits. Darby Jones play a zombie, complete with his "I Walked with a Zombie" fake bug eyes. It's watchable enough for fans of old horror comedies but don't expect many laughs.

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