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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)
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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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Trivia:
The jungle scenes were filmed on the sets used for RKO's Tarzan series.See more »
Quotes:
Mike Streger:I guess I better think of something, huh?
Jerry Miles:No! That's what caused all the trouble before. You had to think of a zombie? You couldn't say a two-headed boy or an African pinhead?
Mike Streger:Where could you get those?
Jerry Miles:Well, a pinhead would have been easy. I don't know where to start lookin' for a zombie.
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Hilarious Find!, 11 July 2013

Hilarious occurrence from the 1940s (probably a B movie to play in double features), "Zombies on Broadway" is better than more prestigious RKO products starring more prominent performers, with Wally Brown and Alan Carney as two press agents working for a "reformed" gangster who wants to open a night club featuring a real zombie. When a powerful radio commentator announces that he will denounce the fraud if they pretend to use a fake walking dead, Brown and Carney are sent to the island of St. Sebastian, searching for Dr. Renault, a scientist who has made extensive research on voodoo practices. As played by Béla Lugosi, the doctor is both menacing and funny (what a gem that brief moment when Lugosi searches for a little monkey in a chest of drawers!), while Darby Jones reprises his scary role in RKO's "I Walked with a Zombie", with Sir Lancelot also on hand to sing a little song about the joys and menaces of the island. A few can complain about the black stereotypes (especially Nick Stewart as a frightened janitor), but that is how the American audiences and films were (and sometimes still are). With a tight script of fast, concise dialogs and scenes, "Zombies on Broadway" was a real good find and a fine addition to my list of horror comedies.

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