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Zombies of Mora Tau (1957)

Zombie-like, dead crewmen of a sunken ship have always prevented salvagers from claiming the wreck's legendary box of diamonds, but will a new group of treasure hunters succeed?

Director:

Edward L. Cahn

Writers:

George H. Plympton (story) (as George Plympton), Bernard Gordon (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Gregg Palmer ... Jeff Clark
Allison Hayes ... Mona Harrison
Autumn Russell Autumn Russell ... Jan Peters
Joel Ashley Joel Ashley ... George Harrison
Morris Ankrum ... Dr. Jonathan Eggert
Marjorie Eaton ... Grandmother Peters
Gene Roth ... Sam
Leonard P. Geer Leonard P. Geer ... Johnny (as Leonard Geer)
Karl 'Killer' Davis ... Zombie (as Karl Davis)
William Baskin William Baskin ... Zombie
Ray Corrigan ... Sailor
Mel Curtis Mel Curtis ... Johnson - Crewman in Launch
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Storyline

Zombiefied sailors guard the treasure of a ship they went down with 60 years earlier. A group of sailors scoff at the legend, and decide to retrieve the diamonds from the ocean floor only to discover the hard way that there is some truth to legends. Written by Humberto Amador

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ZOMBIES OF THE OCEAN DEEPS ! (original poster - all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El fantasma de Mora-Tau See more »

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Production Co:

Clover Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Columbia Pictures released this film on a double bill with The Man Who Turned to Stone (1957) with the tag line: "Warning - This is the Most Shocking Horror Bill Ever Shown!" See more »

Goofs

Early on Mrs Peters tells the crew from the boat that the diamonds were stolen from a temple. Later someone says that the mausoleum was built by the Europeans who mined the diamonds. An African pagan temple would not likely be built by Europeans. See more »

Quotes

Jeff Clark: I may be a dumb diver but I got an A in arithmetic at PS-81... that's in New York.
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The swimming dead take to land...BEWARE!
1 February 1999 | by nicholas-14See all my reviews

I can never resist a good Zombie movie, and this one gives that interesting twist ....the zombies appear to be amphibious! They are protecting their treasure resting at the bottom of the murky waters....and do so by scaring the treasure-seekers with their horrible looks! Ahhhh!! It seems every group of treasure-seekers that tries to steal the loot, end up dead, so good ole granny (who seems to be the only one who accepts these walking weirdos) takes it upon herself to have the grave sites pre-dug for their convenience....how charming... This flick also provides us with our standard staple of "ear-piercing scream" from the helpless and unknowledgeable "Jan" The underwater sequence becomes quite amusing when the zombies casually stroll along the bottom of the lake towards their sunken ship....I guess being dead prevents the burning of calories, thereby giving them that extra weight to stay down............happy viewing!


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