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A gang of racketeers frames down-on-his-luck John Elman 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?
BACK FROM THE DEAD! (original print ad
Title: Walking Dead, The
Release Date: March 01, 1936
Runtime: 66 mins
All Genres: Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono, Vitaphone
IMDB Rating: 6.7
Buried.com Rating: 7.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With W
MPAA Rating: Approved
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 ...Martin
Miki Morita ...Sako - Loder's Butler
Ruth Robinson ...Mrs. Shaw
Nicholas Kobliansky ...Russian Doctor (scenes deleted)
Edward Peil Sr. ...Train Engineer (scenes deleted)
Adrian Rosley ...Florist (scenes deleted)
Brandon Beach ...Second Guest
George Beranger ...Nolan's Butler
Wade Boteler ...Cellist's Guard
Tom Brower ...Bailiff
James P. Burtis ...Guard Who Answers Phone Too Late
Edwin J. Carlie ...Prisoner
Glen Cavender ...Man in Courtroom
Lucille Collins ...Courtroom Woman Dodging 'Betcha'
Frank Darien ...Cemetery Caretaker
Sarah Edwards ...Female Doctor, Guest at Party
Bill Elliott ...1st (American) Radio Announcer
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Louis F. Edelman
Robert Hardy Andrews
More Movie Taglines:
- BACK FROM THE DEAD! (original print ad
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- THE BODY OF A GIANT! THE MIND OF A FIEND! RETURNED FROM THE DEAD TO WREAK VENGEANCE UPON HIS PERSECUTORS!! (original print ad
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- ETERNITY COULD NOT HOLD HIM!...A mystery drama that will raise goose pimples!
- 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)
- HOW CAN A MAN AVENGE HIS OWN MURDER? (original ad
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- [looking up to Heaven, while being led to the electric chair] John Ellman: *He'll* believe me.
Nolan: [as the crooked lawyer misses a shot on a pool table] Straight shot and I missed it!
Jimmy: Imagine... Dr. Beaumont keeping this heart pumping for over twenty years! Nancy: Wish he could do something about making your heart pump!
John Ellman: But you can't kill me for something I didn't do! You can't!
John Ellman: Last night I thought you were my friend. You took my life! 'Trigger' Smith: [Contemptuously] I'm gonna take it again unless you got cat blood in yuh. No one's gonna bring you back this time. John Ellman: You can't kill me again!
- Filming began on November 28 (Boris Karloff's 48th birthday) and lasted 18 days.
Boris Karloff's character was originally conceived as 'Dopey' Ellman and was a drug addict and alcoholic.
The accident scene was shot in Griffith Park.
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Rating: 7.7 out of 10.0 - 73 votes cast total