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I Walked with a Zombie ()


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A Canadian nurse is hired to care for the wife of a sugar plantation owner, who has been acting strangely, on a Caribbean island.

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Wesley Rand
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Betsy Connell
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Paul Holland
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Mrs. Rand
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Dr. Maxwell
Christine Gordon ...
Jessica Holland
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Alma - Maid (as Teresa Harris)
Sir Lancelot ...
Calypso Singer
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Carrefour
Jeni Le Gon ...
Dancer (as Jeni LeGon)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Abrams ...
Clement (uncredited)
Doris Ake ...
Black Friend of Melise (uncredited)
Rita Christiani ...
Friend of Melise (uncredited)
Vivian Dandridge ...
Melisse (uncredited)
Alan Edmiston ...
Job Interviewer (uncredited)
Kathleen Hartsfield ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Norman Mayes ...
Bayard (uncredited)
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Sabreur (uncredited)
Clinton Rosemond ...
Coachman (uncredited)
Arthur Walker ...
Ti-Joseph (uncredited)
Martin Wilkins ...
Houngan (uncredited)
Melvin Williams ...
Baby (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jacques Tourneur

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Curt Siodmak ... (screenplay) and
Ardel Wray ... (screenplay)
 
Inez Wallace ... (original story)
 
Charlotte Brontë ... (novel "Jane Eyre") (uncredited)

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Val Lewton ... producer

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Roy Webb

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J. Roy Hunt ... director of photography

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Mark Robson

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Albert S. D'Agostino
Walter E. Keller

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A. Roland Fields ... (set decorations) (as Al Fields)
Darrell Silvera ... (set decorations)

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Maurice Seiderman ... makeup artist (uncredited)

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William Dorfman ... assistant director

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John C. Grubb ... recorded by
Terry Kellum ... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
James G. Stewart ... sound re-recordist (uncredited)

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C. Bakaleinikoff ... musical director

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Lou L. Ostrow ... supervisor (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Young Canadian nurse Betsy comes to the West Indies to care for Jessica, the wife of a plantation manager Paul Holland. Jessica seems to be suffering from a kind of mental paralysis as a result of fever. When she falls in love with Paul, Betsy determines to cure Jessica even if she needs to use a voodoo ceremony, to give Paul what she thinks he wants. Written by Ken Yousten

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Taglines See this strange, strange story of a woman whose lure set brother against brother; whose love caused hate - and whose beauty bowed to the will of an evil spell in whose power we must refuse to believe - EVEN IF IT'S TRUE! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Vaudou (France)
  • Yo anduve con un zombie (Spain)
  • Passejant amb un zombi (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Yö voodoosaarella (Finland)
  • Šetala sam sa zombijem (Serbia)
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  • 69 min
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Trivia Val Lewton did not like the article "I Walked With A Zombie" by Inez Wallace that had been optioned, so he adapted the story to fit the novel "Jane Eyre" because he felt the article's plot was too clichéd. See more »
Goofs When Besty goes to talk with Wes on the porch about an hour into the film, they are both lit by light coming through the louvered door to the left. But, in the next closer shot, that striped lighting pattern disappears. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Isle of the Dead + I Walked with a Zombie (1978). See more »
Soundtracks The British Grenadiers See more »
Crazy Credits At the beginning, in small letters at the bottom of the screen is this disclaimer: The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictional. Any similarity to any persons, living, dead, OR POSSESSED, is entirely coincidental. See more »
Quotes Paul Holland: It's not beautiful.
Betsy Connell: You read my thoughts Mr. Holland.
Paul Holland: It's easy enough to read the thoughts of a newcomer. Everything seems beautiful because you don't understand. Those flying fish, they're not leaping for joy, they're jumping in terror. Bigger fish want to eat them. That luminous water, it takes its gleam from millions of tiny dead bodies. The glitter of putrescence. There's no beauty here, only death and decay.
Betsy Connell: You can't really believe that.
Paul Holland: Everything good dies here. Even the stars.
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