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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 »
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Hee! Hee! What ghoulish glee! 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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69 min
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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:
Dr. Paul Renault:Oh, what is wrong, what is wrong? How can the natives do with their silly voodoo what I cannot accomplish by scientific means?
Joseph:Perhaps because a zombie is something of the devil, not of science, Professor.
Dr. Paul Renault:Nonsense. Nonsense! You have seen what I am able to do; you have seen me create a zombie. If only I could keep them in that state. If only they didn't die; return to normal in a short period...
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Well I'll be a Monkey's Uncle!, 24 October 2005
Author: sol1218 from brooklyn NY

Advertising that the opening act of the "Zombie Hut" nightclub will be a real live honest to goodness Zombie the two press agents Mike & Jerry, Alan Carney & Wally Brown,come up empty by trying to pawn off a punch drunk boxer, with what looks like a face packed with talcum powder, as a walking dead man. This has them both put on the sh*t list of the gangster owner of the nightclub Ace Miller, Sheldon Leonard.

Needing a Zombie in order to save their necks Mike & Jerry bust their way into a closed midtown museum, thinking that theirs Zombie's in it, and despite the half-hearted objections of the museum janitor Worthington (Nick Stewart),who never thought of calling the police, the two buffoon's end up with the nutty curator Prof. Hopkins, Ian Wolf. Prof. Hopkis tells them that the only person who can get them a true live, or dead, Zombie is the mysterious Dr. Paul Renault (Bela Lugosi), if he's still alive, who was last known to be residing on the small Carribriean island of San Sabastian.

Put on a banana boat by Ace and the boys Jerry & Mike are told that if they don't come back with a Zombie they can forget to come back at all. The two stumble bums end up not only getting involved with Dr. Renault Zombie experiments but end up becoming part of them.

Getting in touch with San Sabastian nightclub singer and dancer gorgeous Jean LaDance (Ann Jeffareys), who's dying to get off the island, the trio end up in the middle of a full-moon Zombie ceremony by the local natives. Escaping from the mob of angry native warriors Mike Jerry & Jean end up getting captured by Dr. Renault and his seven foot tall Zombie assistant Kolaga,Darby Jones, with Mike getting Zombified as a victim of Dr. Renault's Zombie experiments.

Finally getting away from both Dr. Renault and the angry Zombie-worshiping natives the three Mike Jerry & Jean together with a cute little monkey, who took a shine to Mike back at San Sabastian, get on a ship as they sail back to New York City. Getting to the Big Apple just in time for the "Zombie Hut's" opening night's feature Zombie performance With Mike, his eyes bugged out and in a state of suspended animation. As the long sought Zombie is about to make his grand entrance the serum that Dr.Renault injected him with starts to wear off. Unlike the people in the movie it's the monkey who ends up not only saving the show but the necks of Mike and Jerry from getting broken by Ace's thugs.

So-so comedy/horror flick with Bela Lugosi in a very small, despite his top billing in the movie,role as Dr. Renault with the monkey getting all the laughs as well as best lines in the movie.

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