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Ouanga (1936)

Approved | | Horror | 1936 (USA)
In Haiti, a black female plantation owner enacts a voodoo curse, and revives zombies for revenge on a white male neighbor, who has chosen a white woman over her for marriage.

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George Terwilliger

Writer:

George Terwilliger (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Fredi Washington ... Klili Gordon
Philip Brandon Philip Brandon ... Adam Maynard
Marie Paxton Marie Paxton ... Eve Langley
Sheldon Leonard ... LeStrange - Overseer
Winifred Harris ... Aunt Sarah
Sidney Easton Sidney Easton ... Jackson (as Sid Easton)
Babe Joyce Babe Joyce ... Susie
George Spink George Spink ... Johnson
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In Haiti, a black female plantation owner enacts a voodoo curse, and revives zombies for revenge on a white male neighbor, who has chosen a white woman over her for marriage.

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Susie: I ain't scared of no voodoo if you is along, Big Boy
Johnson: Ain't no black magic gonna get the best of this charcoal blonde!
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Remade as The Devil's Daughter (1939) See more »

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Old School Zombies
15 August 2017 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

This movie begins with a village witch doctor in Haiti giving a local plantation owner named "Klili Gordon" (Fredi Washington) a magical amulet to protect her. Not long afterward, she falls in love with a white man named Adam Maynard (Philip Brandon) who owns a plantation nearby. To her surprise, when Adam returns from a trip to the United States, he brings a another woman back with him by the name of "Eve Langley" (Marie Paxton) and announces that she is soon to become his new bride. This infuriates Klili who subsequently puts a death curse upon Eve that sends her into a deep and deadly coma. Fortunately, Adam manages to negate the curse when he confronts Klili about it. But Klili's anger only intensifies when he rejects her because of their racial differences and this prompts her to delve even deeper into the black arts in order to destroy her new rival. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this movie was filmed during the Great Depression and like a number of pictures produced back then is relatively short (only 56 minutes or so). Additionally, the manner in which zombies were portrayed was quite different during this period as well. Be that as it may, while this film is certainly quite dated and has several other faults as well, it still retains some of its charm and for that reason I have rated it accordingly. Slightly above average.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drums in the Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Haiti See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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