Revolt of the Zombies ()

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An international expedition is sent into Cambodia to destroy an ancient formula that turns men into zombies.


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Claire Duval
Armand Louque
Gen. Mazovia
Robert Noland ...
Clifford Grayson
Gen. Duval
Dr. Trevissant (as E. Alyn 'Fred' Warren)
Ignacio / Max MacDonald
Priest Tsiang
Adolph Milar ...
Gen. von Schelling (as Adolph Millard)
Sana Rayya ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Officer (uncredited)
German Soldier (uncredited)

Directed by

Victor Halperin

Written by

Victor Halperin ... () (uncredited)
Howard Higgin ... () (uncredited)
Rollo Lloyd ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

Edward Halperin ... producer

Cinematography by

Arthur Martinelli ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Douglass Biggs ... (as Douglas Biggs)

Art Direction by

Leigh Smith

Makeup Department

Phillip Scheer ... hair stylist

Production Management

John M. Hicks ... production manager (as John Hicks)

Sound Department

George P. Costello ... sound technician (as G.P. Costello)

Special Effects by

Ray Mercer ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

Jockey Arthur Feindel ... camera operator (as J. Arthur Feindel)

Music Department

Abe Meyer ... musical director
William Axt ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Charles Dunworth ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Erno Rapee ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hugo Riesenfeld ... composer: stock music (uncredited)

Additional Crew

Leon D'Usseau ... studio executive (as Leon d'Usseau)
Leigh Smith ... technical director
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Plot Summary

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 comfort, Armand breaks the engagement, leaving her free to marry Cliff. Further accidents, caused by Mazovia, results in the natives refusing to work and the expedition returns to Pnom Penh. Armand fins a clue which he had overlooked before and returns to Angkor against orders. After viewing an ancient ceremony at the temple, Armand follows one of the servants of the high priest out of the temple, through a swamp, to a bronze doorway. When the servant leaves, Armand goes through the door to a room paneled in bronze, with an idol holding a gong in one hand in the middle of the room. He accidentally strikes the gong, and a panel in the wall opens revealing a small metal tablet. He translates the inscription and realizes that it is the secret for which they have all been looking. He alone now has the power to make zombies out of people, beginning with a practice run on his servant before taking up that little matter of the fickle Claire. Armand is not one to be trifled with. Written by Les Adams

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Taglines Zombies--- Not dead, not alive! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Revolt of the Demons (United States)
  • La révolte des zombies (France)
  • Die Revolte der Zombies (Germany)
  • La rebelión de los zombies (Spain)
  • Восстание зомби (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 65 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia Amusement Securities Corp., a company that had helped finance White Zombie (1932), claimed its contract for the 1932 film gave it the exclusive right to use the word "zombie" in movie titles. The New York State Supreme Court ruled that screenings of the film could take place until a settlement was reached and awarded Amusement Securities $11,500 in damages and legal expenses. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Edited from White Zombie (1932). See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Ignacio MacDonald: Who the gods destroy, they first make mad.
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