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Zombies of Mora Tau (1957)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | March 1957 (USA)
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

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
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Sailor
Mel Curtis ...
Johnson - Crewman in Launch
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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 OCEAN DEEPS ! (original poster - all caps) See more »


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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 »

Goofs

Throughout the film Jan and the other characters, including Grandmother Peters, repeatedly refer to Mrs. Peters as Jan's grandmother and Jan as her granddaughter; but when Grandmother Peters greets the members of the expedition upon their arrival by boat, she introduces Jan as her "great-granddaughter". See more »

Quotes

Sam, the chauffeur: [after hitting a particularly deep pothole] Sorry, Miss Jan.
Jan Peters: Sam, I think by now you'd know every hole in this road.
Sam, the chauffeur: I know all the holes, Miss Jan, but on this road there's no place to go but in them.
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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B-grade monster fun
12 April 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Zombies are guarding a sunken ship full of treasures in a lagoon on the outskirts of a sleepy, nearly-deserted Southern town. Cardboard screamer shenanigans; sure, some of it is fun, and the sequence where the zombies walk out of the water is skillfully done, but Allison Hayes (as the sexy bad girl) still can't act! It's reassuring to see her cast as yet another femme fatale, but her line readings are robotic--she's zombie-fied. The underwater sequences are a joke, yet the picture provides a definite nostalgia for the days when monster movies were bereft of commercial pandering and noisy, humongous special effects. It's not in the same league as, say, "Creature From the Black Lagoon", but it does have some atmosphere. Whether it was intentional or not, some minor art comes through, along with a whole lotta bad acting. ** from ****


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