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Zombies of Mora Tau (1957)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  March 1957 (USA)
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Zombie-like, dead crewmen of a sunken ship have always prevented salvagers from claiming the wreck's legendary box of diamonds, but will a new group of treasure hunters succeed?

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Cast overview:
Gregg Palmer ...
Jeff Clark
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Mona Harrison
Autumn Russell ...
Jan Peters
Joel Ashley ...
George Harrison
Morris Ankrum ...
Dr. Jonathan Eggert
Marjorie Eaton ...
Grandmother Peters
Gene Roth ...
Sam, the chauffeur
Leonard P. Geer ...
Johnny - a Crewman (as Leonard Geer)
Karl 'Killer' Davis ...
First Zombie - in Roadway (as Karl Davis)
William Baskin ...
Zombie
Ray Corrigan ...
Sailor
Mel Curtis ...
Johnson - Crewman in Launch
Frank Hagney ...
Capt. Jeremy Peters - a Zombie
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Zombiefied sailors guard the treasure of a ship they went down with 60 years earlier. A group of sailors scoff at the legend, and decide to retrieve the diamonds from the ocean floor only to discover the hard way that there is some truth to legends. Written by Humberto Amador

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ZOMBIES OF THE AFRICAN VOODOO COAST! (original poster - all caps) See more »


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March 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El fantasma de Mora-Tau  »

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The complete prologue reads: 'In the darkness of an ancient world - on a shore that time has forgotten - there is a twilight zone between life and death. Here dwell those nameless creatures who are condemned to prowl the land eternally - the Walking Dead.' See more »

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The first freighter seen on screen has two masts. But when we look back again, it now only has one mast. See more »

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Jeff Clark: I may be a dumb diver but I got an A in arithmetic at PS-81... that's in New York.
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Beware of the guards of the sunken treasure.
27 May 2000 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Not your typical zombie flick. This time the walking dead can also swim. A group of treasure hunters are searching for a sunken ship that went down off the coast of Africa. The sunken cargo of diamonds have lured many seekers; but all have been turned back by a crew of zombies.

This little movie is better than you think. This is another of those that are better viewed late at night. Can't say this flick is not worthwhile, because there is plenty a lot worse. This story is by George Plympton and stars Gregg Palmer, Allison Hayes, Morris Ankrum and Autumn Russell.


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