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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 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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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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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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No Valley, No Zombies In The Usual Sense
7 October 2011 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

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.

What attracted me to this film is quite simple: it is old and it is short. I am all about short films to watch while eating breakfast, and I am all about watching older movies (as a reviewer, my job simply cannot be done properly without knowing the history of film, particularly horror).

Ian Keith plays a very cool, creepy man, wrongly judged insane, who wears a grave robber outfit. He is the highlight of the film, and what makes this one more horror fans should see. There is also a fun homicide detective scene where they question Lorna Gray and try to get her to falsely confess to murder. The back and forth is pretty fun, and it makes me wish that Gray was in more films like this (or like her Three Stooges work).


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