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Revenge of the Zombies (1943)

Scott Warrington and his hired detective, Larry Adams, arrive at an old mansion in the middle of a Louisiana swamp to meet his brother-in-law, Dr. Max von Altermann shortly after the death ... See full summary »

Director:

Steve Sekely

Writers:

Edmond Kelso (original screenplay), Van Norcross (original screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
John Carradine ... Dr. Max Heinrich Von Altermann
Gale Storm ... Jennifer Rand
Robert Lowery ... Larry Adams
Bob Steele ... Sheriff
Mantan Moreland ... Jeff
Veda Ann Borg ... Lila Von Altermann
Barry Macollum Barry Macollum ... Dr. Harvey Keating (as Barry McCollum)
Mauritz Hugo ... Scott Warrington
Madame Sul-Te-Wan Madame Sul-Te-Wan ... Mammy Beulah
James Baskett ... Lazarus
Sybil Lewis Sybil Lewis ... Rosella
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Scott Warrington and his hired detective, Larry Adams, arrive at an old mansion in the middle of a Louisiana swamp to meet his brother-in-law, Dr. Max von Altermann shortly after the death of Scott's sister, Lila. Von Altermann, a Nazi who has been creating zombies for the armies of the Third Reich, has turned the deceased Lila into one of the undead as well, but is surprised when she shows signs of free will and challenges Max for control over his zombie thralls. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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DEAD MEN CAN'T DIE... but live to follow a mad-man's will!


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This film received its earliest documented telecasts in Cincinnati Friday 12 August 1949 on WKRC (Channel 11), in Los Angeles Sunday 15 January 1950 on KFI (Channel 9), in Boston Sunday 18 June 1950 on WNAC (Channel 7), and in New York City Thursday 5 October 1950 on WABD (Channel 5). See more »

Goofs

The scene where they brother of the deceased wife and the detective go to view the body, as they walk in to the room you can see the body purse her lips and breath. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Max Heinrich von Altermann: My wife does not answer your greeting because she's dead.
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Edited from White Zombie (1932) See more »

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Goose Stepping into the Beyond
26 September 2002 | by howdymaxSee all my reviews

This movie is another example of the genius of Poverty Row studios, like Monogram, Republic, Mascot, etc. Who can argue with the kind of comedic mystery represented by Charlie Chan, The Purple Monster, The Tiger Woman, Radio Ranch, Rocket Man, and zombie movies like this.

The plot has to do with a mad scientist who wants to create an army of zombie Storm Troopers to help the Nazi's conquer America. (Be sure to look for an early scene where the zombies are assembled and goose step in formation). I don't think we need to go any farther into the story. It is only important to realize that this is Saturday Matinee entertainment in it's purest form.

It is one of the only forums where one can see the sinister elegance of a John Carradine, as well as the comic genius of a Mantan Moreland, all the while enjoying a virtual parade of second string pre-prime, and post-prime players. In this case we find Gale Storm (pre My Little Margie), and Bob Steele (post cowboy). A mute Veda Ann Borg, as the zombie wife, reminds us that her voice was as important as her acting. Speaking of Mantan Moreland; it is really too bad that PC guilt won't allow for the recognition he deserves.

I urge anyone who is interested in a little Saturday entertainment to catch this little gem if you can. You won't be disappointed. If you like it, and I know you will, you might want to check out another called "The Whip Hand".


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vingança dos Zombies See more »

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