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White Zombie ()


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A young man turns to a witch doctor to lure the woman he loves away from her fiancé, but instead turns her into a zombie slave.

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'Murder' Legendre
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Madeline Short Parker
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Dr. Bruner
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Charles Beaumont
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Neil Parker
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Von Gelder - Zombie (as George Burr MacAnnan)
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Chauvin - Zombie
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Maid
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Ledot - Zombie (as John Printz)
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Pierre - Witch Doctor
Claude Morgan ...
Zombie
John Fergusson ...
Zombie
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Tall Maid
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Coach Driver (uncredited)

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Victor Halperin ... (directed by)

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Garnett Weston ... (story by)
 
Garnett Weston ... (dialogue by)
 
William B. Seabrook ... (novel "The Magic Island") (uncredited)

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Edward Halperin ... producer (produced by)
Phil Goldstone ... producer (uncredited)

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Arthur Martinelli

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Harold McLernon ... (as Howard McLernon)

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Ralph Berger

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Carl Axzelle ... makeup artist (as Carl Axcelle)
Jack P. Pierce ... makeup artist (as Jack Pierce)

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William Cody ... assistant director
Herbert Glazer ... assistant director

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Conrad Tritschler ... sets

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L.E. Clark ... sound engineer

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Howard A. Anderson ... special effects (as Harold Anderson)

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Charles Bohny ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Jockey Arthur Feindel ... camera operator (uncredited)
Enzo A. Martinelli ... assistant camera (uncredited)

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Abe Meyer ... music supervisor (uncredited)

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Herbert Farjeon ... dialogue director
Sidney Marcus ... assistant to producer
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Plot Summary

Young couple Madeleine and Neil are coaxed by acquaintance Monsieur Beaumont to get married on his Haitian plantation. Beaumont's motives are purely selfish as he makes every attempt to convince the beautiful young girl to run away with him. For help Beaumont turns to the devious Legendre, a man who runs his mill by mind controlling people he has turned into zombies. After Beaumont uses Legendre's zombie potion on Madeleine, he is dissatisfied with her emotionless being and wants her to be changed back. Legendre has no intention of doing this and he drugs Beaumont as well to add to his zombie collection. Meanwhile, grieving 'widower' Neil is convinced by a local priest that Madeleine may still be alive and he seeks her out. Written by Gary Jackson

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Taglines They knew this fiend was practicing zombiism on the Natives, but when he tried it on a white girl the nation revolted. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Les morts-vivants (France)
  • Im Bann des weissen Zombies (Germany)
  • Schreckenshaus der Zombies (Germany)
  • La legión de los hombres sin alma (Spain)
  • Zumbi Branco (Brazil)
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  • 69 min
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Budget $50,000 (estimated)

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Trivia According to friends of Bela Lugosi, the actor always regretted that he had taken the role of "Murder" Legendre for only $800 while the film was quite successful at the box office for the Halperin brothers. Speculation on the exact amount the actor was paid generally ranges from $400 to $900 after Lugosi turned down a percentage of the film in favor of a flat salary. An associate of the actor claimed $5000 was deposited into his account. Lugosi became bitter about his decision and always felt underpaid whatever the amount ultimately was. In later years when the subject of the unexpected box office surprise was broached, he would scratch his palm and ask where the money was. See more »
Goofs Minute 46: the vulture manages to scream, loudly and repeatedly, with its beak shut. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Revolt of the Zombies (1936). See more »
Soundtracks Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride) See more »
Crazy Credits "White Zombie starring Bela (Dracula) Lugosi." See more »
Quotes Madeline: Driver, who were those men we saw?
Coach Driver: They are not men, madame. They are dead bodies!
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