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Valley of the Zombies (1946)

Approved  |   |  Action, Drama, Horror  |  24 May 1946 (USA)
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Dr. Maynard (Charles Trowbridge') tells Dr. Terry Evans (Robert Livingston) and his nurse, Susan Drake (Lorna Gray), about the theft of ten pints of blood from his lab. Later, he is visited... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Robert Livingston ...
Lorna Gray ...
Nurse Susan Drake (as Adrian Booth)
Ian Keith ...
Thomas E. Jackson ...
Detective Blair (as Thomas Jackson)
Charles Trowbridge ...
Earle Hodgins ...
Fred Mays (Fred Murks)
LeRoy Mason ...
Detective Hendricks
William Haade ...
Police Officer 'Tiny'
Wilton Graff ...
Dr. Lucifer Garland
Charles Cane ...
Chief Inspector Ryan
Russ Clark ...
Officer Lacy
Chuck Hamilton ...
Officer Joe - The Driver (as Charles Hamilton)
Wheaton Chambers ...
The Coroner
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Dr. Maynard (Charles Trowbridge') tells Dr. Terry Evans (Robert Livingston) and his nurse, Susan Drake (Lorna Gray), about the theft of ten pints of blood from his lab. Later, he is visited by Ormand Murks (Ian Keith), a man Maynard had once had committed to an insane asylum and who later died from an operation, and Maynard learns that Murks is an example of living death whose abnormality is counter-acted only by blood. The doctor soon becomes Murk's unwilling blood donor. Murks' brother Fred (Earle Hodgins) threatens to expose him and he too is murdered. Terry and Susan find Maynard's body near an abandoned graveyard and this leads them to an estate where a partially obscured sign reads:"Murks Bros.,Undertakers." Susan is kidnapped. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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BLOOD MADNESS... Out Of The Fog... Into Your Heart!


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O Vale dos Zombies  »

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Ian Keith needs blood to keep from reverting to a state of death
3 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even if you listen several times, you may not be able to figure out the exact condition of Ian Keith, playing Ormand Murks. It goes something like this. More than 5 years ago, he was obsessed with finding an undying state. His researches led him into voodoo rites and the valley of the zombies. He tried their potions, but found out that to stay alive in the in-between state between life and death, he needed constant transfusions of blood.

Dr. Rufus Maynard (played by Charles Trowbridge) had him committed 5 years ago. After one year he escaped, was taken ill, and Trowbridge pronounced him dead. His body was returned to his estate and his brother. Now, 4 years later, he appears before Trowbridge demanding blood. Associated with Trowbridge are Robert Livingston, playing another doctor, and his sweetheart nurse, Lorna Gray. When Livingston turns up dead and bloodless, the mystery is set fully in motion. Livingston is intent on playing detective, since he is a prime suspect of the plodding police. Gray, who is filled with wisecracks and objections, tags along as his and our constant annoyance or entertainment, depending on your tastes.

Republic Pictures once again stirs up several genres (gothic horror, mystery and comedy) before the curtain comes down after 55 minutes.


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