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Zombies on Broadway (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 1 May 1945 (USA)
Two bumbling press agents must search for a zombie to fulfill a commitment to their ex-gangster boss's new nightclub or face the consequences.

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Gordon Douglas

Writers:

Lawrence Kimble (screenplay), Robert Faber (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Wally Brown ... Jerry Miles
Alan Carney ... Mike Strager
Bela Lugosi ... Professor Paul Renault
Anne Jeffreys ... Jean La Danse
Sheldon Leonard ... Ace Miller
Frank Jenks ... Gus
Russell Hopton ... Benny
Joseph Vitale ... Joseph
Ian Wolfe ... Prof. Hopkins
Louis Jean Heydt ... Douglas Walker
Darby Jones ... Kalaga - the Zombie
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Storyline

Two inept press agents are ordered to the island of San Sebastian to get a zombie for an opening night publicity stunt of a nightclub. They find a likely source in Dr. Paul Renault, who has spent much time studying (and experimenting) on the subject, but Renault has other ideas. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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Hee! Hee! What ghoulish glee! See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Loonies on Broadway See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

By the of the films release date of may 1, 1945, actor Russell ( benny) Hopton died on april 7, 1945 See more »

Quotes

Mike Streger: I guess I better think of something, huh?
Jerry Miles: No! That's what caused all the trouble before. You had to think of a zombie? You couldn't say a two-headed boy or an African pinhead?
Mike Streger: Where could you get those?
Jerry Miles: Well, a pinhead would have been easy. I don't know where to start lookin' for a zombie.
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27 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Zombies on Broadway (1945)

*** (out of 4)

RKO comedy has Wally Brown and Alan Carney going to an island to look for a zombie for their gangster boss' new club. Once on the island the run into a crazy scientist (Bela Lugosi) who might just be able to help them. This film doesn't get too many good reviews but I'll give it one because for some reason the comedy team makes me laugh. They certainly aren't in the same league as Abbott and Costello but their dumbness works on me but I'm not really sure why. The supporting players do nice work and that includes Lugosi who actually gets to do some nice comedy here.


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