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Valley of the Zombies (1946)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Horror | 24 May 1946 (USA)
Dr. Maynard (Charles Trowbridge') tells Dr. Terry Evans (Robert Livingston) and his nurse, Susan Drake (Lorna Gray), about the theft of ten pints of blood from his lab. Later, he is visited... See full summary »

Director:

Philip Ford

Writers:

Dorrell McGowan (screenplay), Stuart E. McGowan (screenplay) (as Stuart McGowan) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Robert Livingston ... Dr. Terrance 'Terry' Evans
Lorna Gray ... Nurse Susan Drake (as Adrian Booth)
Ian Keith ... Ormand Murks
Thomas E. Jackson ... Detective Blair (as Thomas Jackson)
Charles Trowbridge ... Dr. Rufus Maynard
Earle Hodgins ... Fred Mays (Fred Murks)
LeRoy Mason ... Detective Hendricks
William Haade ... Police Officer 'Tiny'
Wilton Graff ... Dr. Lucifer Garland
Charles Cane Charles Cane ... Chief Inspector Ryan
Russ Clark ... Officer Lacy
Chuck Hamilton ... Officer Joe - The Driver (as Charles Hamilton)
Wheaton Chambers Wheaton Chambers ... The Coroner
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Dr. Maynard (Charles Trowbridge') tells Dr. Terry Evans (Robert Livingston) and his nurse, Susan Drake (Lorna Gray), about the theft of ten pints of blood from his lab. Later, he is visited by Ormand Murks (Ian Keith), a man Maynard had once had committed to an insane asylum and who later died from an operation, and Maynard learns that Murks is an example of living death whose abnormality is counter-acted only by blood. The doctor soon becomes Murk's unwilling blood donor. Murks' brother Fred (Earle Hodgins) threatens to expose him and he too is murdered. Terry and Susan find Maynard's body near an abandoned graveyard and this leads them to an estate where a partially obscured sign reads:"Murks Bros.,Undertakers." Susan is kidnapped. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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BLOOD MADNESS... Out Of The Fog... Into Your Heart!


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30's & 40's B Horror Films
30 January 2012 | by tl12See all my reviews

OK, I admit it. I love 30's and 40's B horror films. They generally have great atmosphere and wonderful characters. Are both the atmosphere and the characters over-the-top? Yeah, most of the time, but that is part of the charm. You don't watch these movies looking for great cinema. You watch them for the perpetually foggy streets. What city or what country makes no difference, 9 times out of 10 there will be fog. You watch them for the crazed characters. You watch them for the dripping-with-venom dialog. You also have the wonderful look that black and white creates. Things are stark and heavily shadowed.

You watch these films simply because you love the time and the genre. Not for great writing and most times not for great performances. You either love these period B films or not. Had I lived during the era you would have never gotten me out of the theater.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El valle de los zombies See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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