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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

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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Storyline

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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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Columbia Pictures released this film on a double bill with The Man Who Turned to Stone (1957) with the tag line: "Warning - This is the Most Shocking Horror Bill Ever Shown!" 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 The Horror of Party Beach (1964) See more »

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She's undead, you idiots!
23 July 2007 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

One of the many plot implausibilities in this enjoyably awful Sam Katzman-produced dreck occurs when Allison Hayes, she of the killer figure, is murdered by diamond-loving zombies and becomes one of the walking dead. She's clearly a zombie; Marjorie Eaton, trying to preserve her dignity as the Maria Ouspenskaya-like hideous matron, tells everyone she's a zombie; she walks like a zombie, and her face is even blanker than when she was alive. But the rest of the avaricious crew treats her like a real live girl, vowing to get her to a doctor as soon as possible for a diagnosis. That leads to plot extensions that add on another 20 minutes or so, though the entire nonsense clocks in at a little over an hour. A pretty high body count for '50s horror, direction and production values not far above the Ed Wood level, and hilarious "underwater" photography round out this Grade Z programmer, which is inept but not dull.


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