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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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Amusing B-film using zombie theme for comedy... See more (14 total) »

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:
Jerry Miles:You see, we're doing some research work on zombies, and he said you could help us.
Dr. Paul Renault:The fool! I know nothing about zombies. I came here to study a strange coconut blight.
Mike Streger:Coconut blight? He said it was a banana blight.
Dr. Paul Renault:Oh, Joseph is color blind.
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Amusing B-film using zombie theme for comedy..., 26 October 2007
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

With a cast including ALAN CARNEY, WALLY BROWN, ANNE JEFFREYS, SHELDON LEONARD and BELA LUGOSI, RKO made an amusing programmer (lower half of double bills) using the zombie theme for laughs.

Sheldon Leonard is an ex-gangster putting up money for a nightclub called The Zombie Hut and promising to present an authentic zombie on opening night. Brown and Carney promise Leonard that they'll come up with a real zombie in time for the Broadway opening of the club.

The story moves from the nightclub to the island of San Sebastian where a weird scientist called Dr. Renault has mysteriously disappeared. On the island, the tone of the film veers between comedy and fright with amusing results--and the team of Carney and Brown seems to be using the kind of material Abbott and Costello found at Universal. The gags are sometimes a misfire but the slapstick situations are fun. Attractive ANNE JEFFREYS is a night-club singer who also gets involved with the zombies when she and the boys go looking for them.

All of the sight gags are reminiscent of A&C at their zaniest. Lugosi plays it straight as the doctor who believes in putting people under "suspended animation" for scientific purposes.

The zombie they return with is a surprise twist. It's all played strictly for laughs and, silly as it is, it works.

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