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While traveling to New york, the young couple Madeleine Short Parker (Madge Bellamy) and her fiance Neil Parker (John Harron) are convinced by their new acquaintance Charles Beaumont (Robert Frazer) to stay in Port Prince and get married in his mansion. However, Beaumont felt in love for Madeleine and his real intention is to convince her to call off the wedding. When he realizes that the time is too short to seduce her, he visits the local witch Legendre (Bela Lugosi) , who gives him a drug to transform Madeleine into a zombie. She dies immediately after the wedding, and her corpse is disputed by Beaumont and his sick love for her; Legendre, that wants her for his team of zombies; and Neil, who is convinced by the local missionary Dr. Bruner (Joseph Cawthorn) that she might be alive. In the end, true love wins.
The Dead Walk Among Us!
Title: White Zombie
Release Date: August 04, 1932
Runtime: 69 mins
All Genres: Horror, Romance
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 6.5
Buried.com Rating: 7.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With W
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Bela Lugosi ...'Murder' Legendre
Madge Bellamy ...Madeleine Short Parker
Joseph Cawthorn ...Dr. Bruner
Robert Frazer ...Charles Beaumont
John Harron ...Neil Parker
Brandon Hurst ...Silver
George Burr Macannan ...Von Gelder (as George Burr MacAnnan)
Frederick Peters ...Chauvin
Annette Stone ...Maid
John Printz ...Ledot
Dan Crimmins ...Pierre
Claude Morgan ...Zombie
John Fergusson ...Zombie
Velma Gresham ...Maid
Hans Joby ...Chauvin (as John S. Peters)
Clarence Muse ...Coach Driver
"Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)"
More Movie Taglines:
- The Dead Walk Among Us!
- Stranger things are happening than you ever dreamed of!
- This is the real thing! Unbelievable, shocking, true thriller
- Foul traffic in dead bodies
- See them dug from the grave and put to work as slaves to murder!
- She was not dead... not alive.
- With These Zombie Eyes he rendered her powerless
- With This Zombie Grip he made her perform his every desire!
- [On pitching woo to a zombie] Charles Beaumont: Just give me a month. One little month!
Charles Beaumont: But there must be another way. Legendre: There is no other way!
Madeline: Driver, who were those men we saw? Coach Driver: They are not men, madame. They are dead bodies!
Neil Parker: I kissed her as she lay there in the coffin; and her lips were cold.
Dr. Bruner: Your driver believed he saw dead men... walking.
- The play "Zombie" opened in New York in February, 1932, and the author, Kenneth S. Webb, sued Edward Halperin and Victor Halperin, the film's producers, for the movie rights. The Halperins won the case.
The film was thought lost until its rediscovery in the 1960s. A court battle was fought between film distributor Frank Storace and the estate of Stanley Krellberg, the copyright owner of the film. Storace had wished to produce a restored version of the film but the estate refused him access to original footage in their possession. Storace gave up the court battle and did not win his access to his original footage.
Rob Zombie named his first heavy metal band, White Zombie, after this movie.
According to friends of Bela Lugosi, the actor always regretted that he had taken the role of "Murder" Legendre for only $800 while the film was quite successful at the box office for the Halperin brothers.
This film was shot in only eleven days.
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