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King Of The Zombies (1941)
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03.22.09

King Of The Zombies (1941) In World War II, during a storm, a small plane crashes in an island between Cuba and Porto Rico, but the pilot James 'Mac' McCarthy (Dick Purcell) and his two passengers, Bill Summers (John Archer) and his black servant Jeff Jackson (Mantan Moreland), survive. Bill is in a mission trying to find Admiral Arthur Wainwright (Guy Usher), who vanished in that area. They are lodged by the Austrian Dr. Mikhail Sangre (Henry Victor) in his mansion. The scared Jeff finds that the place has zombies, but Mac and Bill do not believe on him. Later, they find that Dr. Sangre is a spy transferring the knowledge of the admiral and other prominent persons to the zombies.

Movie Tagline:
HUMAN SACRIFICES! SAVAGE TORTURE! VOODOO RITES!

Title: King Of The Zombies
Release Date: May 14, 1941
Runtime: 67 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Comedy, Drama
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 4.9
Buried.com Rating: 5.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With K

MPAA Rating: Approved

Director(s):
Jean yarbrough

Cast:
Dick Purcell ...James 'Mac' McCarthy
Joan Woodbury ...Barbara Winslow
Mantan Moreland ...Jefferson 'Jeff' Jackson
Henry Victor ...Dr. Miklos Sangre
John Archer ...Bill Summers
Patricia Stacey ...Alyce Sangre
Guy Usher ...Admiral Arthur Wainwright
Marguerite Whitten ...Samantha, the Maid
Leigh Whipper ...Momba, the Butler
Madame Sul Te Wan ...Tahama, the Cook and High Priestess
James Davis ...Lazarus, a Zombie (as Jimmy Davis)
Laurence Criner ...Dr. Couillie (as Lawrence Criner)
Josephine Whitten ...Native Girl

Producer(s):
Lindsley Parsons

Writer(s):
Edmond Kelso

Composer(s):
Edward J. Kay




More Movie Taglines:
  • HUMAN SACRIFICES! SAVAGE TORTURE! VOODOO RITES!
  • ARE YOU A ZOMBIE? If you can sit through this spine-tingling carnival of shrieks and howls without getting the thrill of a lifetime...you must belong to the living dead!
  • Blood-chilling revelations of the weird cult that practices its black magic in the impenetrable jungles of Central America!
  • Don't miss this shock-crammed punch-packed double thriller-chiller terror program!
Movie Quote(s):
  • Jefferson 'Jeff' Jackson: [hearing voodoo drums] It ain't Gene Krupa!
Movie Trivia:
  • In the presskit for this film, Monogram blatantly advised exhibitors to sell "it along the same lines as [Paramount's] The Ghost Breakers (1940)." The Bob Hope horror/comedy was a runaway hit at the time.
  • Produced and released prior to Pearl Harbor, the film oddly dances around blatant references to Nazi Germany. While the villain is decidedly Germanic, radio traffic is spoken in German and there's spoken references to spying, neither Germany or Nazis are ever overtly mentioned. The plot, described in the presskit describes the evil Dr. Sangre as "a secret agent for a European government." The powers at Monogram were probably acutely mindful of the problems independent producer Ben Judell encountered when trying to exhibit Hitler - Beast of Berlin (1939) two years earlier. That film was unable to pass local pro-Germany censorship boards and Judell went broke.
  • The role of Dr. Victor Sangre was designed for Bela Lugosi. When he became unavailable, furious negotiations ensued to obtain Peter Lorre for the part, but a deal could not be reached. Veteran character actor Henry Victor was signed just prior to the date of filming.
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