On the Franco-Austrian Frontier during WW I, an oriental priest, chaplain of a French colonial regiment, is condemned to life imprisonment because he possesses the power of turning men into zombies. As the priest,in his prison cell, is preparing to burn the parchment containing the location of the secret formula, Colonel Mazovia kills the priest and takes the partially-burned parchment. Fade to after the war to an expedition of representatives from all the Allied countries (only those with colonial interests it appears) being sent to Cambodia to find and destroy forever the Secret of the Zombies. The group includes Colonel Mazovia (somewhat akin to sending the fox to guard the hen house); a student of dead languages, Armand Louque; Englishman Clifford Grayson; and General Duval and his daughter Claire. Armand falls in love with Claire, who accepts his proposal of marriage in order to spite Clifford whom she really loves. Later, when Claire, following an accident, runs to Cliff for ...
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This film's earliest documented telecast took place in New York City Thursday 19 January 1950 on the DuMont Television Network's WABD (Channel 5). See more
In scenes set during World War I, characters use the word "robot" repeatedly to describe the mind-controlled soldiers. The word was not coined until 1920, in the play "R.U.R." See more
You've done a terrible thing to her.
Is it so terrible to fight for and to get the one thing in this world that you want?
Not if you played a gentleman's game.
I don't like sermons.
Nor, perhaps, the truth?