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The Walking Dead (1936)

Approved | | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi | 14 March 1936 (USA)
After hapless pianist and ex-con John Elman is framed for murder, he is resurrected by a scientist after his execution.

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

Ewart Adamson (screen play), Peter Milne (screen play) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Boris Karloff ... John Ellman
Ricardo Cortez ... Nolan
Edmund Gwenn ... Dr. Evan Beaumont
Marguerite Churchill ... Nancy
Warren Hull ... Jimmy
Barton MacLane ... Loder
Henry O'Neill ... District Attorney Werner
Joe King ... Judge Roger Shaw (as Joseph King)
Addison Richards ... Prison Warden
Paul Harvey ... Blackstone
Robert Strange ... Merritt
Joe Sawyer ... Trigger Smith (as Joseph Sawyer)
Eddie Acuff ... Betcha
Kenneth Harlan ... Stephen Martin
Miki Morita Miki Morita ... Sako
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Storyline

A gang of racketeers frames down-on-his-luck John Ellman for murder. After a trial finds him guilty, evidence is brought forth proving his innocence, but it is too late and he is executed anyway. A doctor sees an opportunity to use an experimental procedure to restore him to life but is that entirely possible? Desirable? Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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See science bring an electrocuted convict back to life...with supernatural powers to rub out one by one the killers who sent him to the chair! (re-release print ad) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Approved | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A mis verdugos castigué See more »

Filming Locations:

Inglewood, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$217,000 (estimated)
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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Boris Karloff's character was originally conceived as 'Dopey' Ellman and was a drug addict and alcoholic. See more »

Goofs

Boris Karloff's character is named John Ellman in closeups of teletype and newspaper material, but misspelled John Elman in the credits. See more »

Quotes

[looking up to Heaven, while being led to the electric chair]
John Ellman: *He'll* believe me.
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Where the heck is Daryl Dixon or Rick Grimes?!
4 March 2014 | by ZooomaSee all my reviews

Excellent little horror film directed by the amazingly talented Michael Curtiz, the same man who would later give up Casablanca amongst many other classic films.

The story is a genre mashup of gangster and horror and at only about 1 hour 5 minutes, there isn't much time to lag. With such a skilled eye behind the camera, we are treated to a film that does not bore.

Boris Karloff is the star and he does such a great job of bringing fright to the picture. For someone interested in the acting of Karloff or the films of Curtiz, this is a must see!

7.0 / 10

--A Kat Pirate Screener


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