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Director:
Writers:
Lawrence Kimble (screenplay)
Robert Faber (original story) ...
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Release Date:
1 May 1945 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Two zanies on a zombie hunt! (Lobby card). See more »
Plot:
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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Cast

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

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The jungle scenes were filmed on the sets used for RKO's Tarzan series.See more »
Quotes:
[pointing to a tropical island]
Ship's captain:San Sebastian.
Mike Streger:Is it a nice place?
Ship's captain:To an undertaker, a cemetary is a nice place.
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19 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Do Do That Voodoo That You Do So Well..., 23 April 2005
Author: gftbiloxi (gftbiloxi@yahoo.com) from Biloxi, Mississippi

Paramont had Bing Crosby and Bob Hope; Universal had Abbott and Costello. RKO responded with Alan Carney and Wally Brown--and although they never challenged Crosby and Hope or Abbott and Costello, they were popular enough to justify a dozen or so "B" pictures during the mid-1940s. The best of these is ZOMBIES ON Broadway, a weird little parody similar to Crosby and Hope's ghost-busting flicks and Abbott and Costello's meetings with every classic monster from Dracula to the Werewolf.

What makes ZOMBIES ON Broadway fun is the absolute absurdity of its plot. Carney and Brown are publicity agents hired by gangster Sheldon Leonard to promote a nightclub called "The Zombie Hut"--and much against their will find themselves sent to the island of San Sebastiane with instructions to bring back a real Zombie for the club's opening. Once on the island, they encounter none other than Bela Lugosi, who can still do that voodoo that he did so well in such 1930s classics as WHITE ZOMBIE. This isn't a classic by any stretch of the imagination, and it certainly won't make any critic's short list--but it is just strange and weird enough to hold your attention through its fairly short running time. The entire cast plays very broadly, and the script is about as subtle as a wrecking ball, but its all in good fun. Recommended as ultra-light entertainment.

Gary F. Taylor, aka GFT, Amazon Reviewer

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