Revolt Of The Zombies (1936)
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On the Franco-Austrian Frontier during WW I, an oriental priest, chaplain of a French colonial regiment, is condemned to life imprisonment because he possesses the power of turning men into zombies. As the priest,in his prison cell, is preparing to burn the parchment containing the location of the secret formula, Colonel Mazovia (Roy D'Arcy, the accented version of Theodore Lorch) kills the priest and takes the partially-burned parchment. Fade to after the war to an expedition of representatives from all the Allied countries (only those with colonial interests it appears) being sent to Cambodia to find and destroy forever the Secret of the Zombies. The group includes Colonel Mazovia (somewhat akin to sending the fox to guard the hen house) ; a student of dead languages, Armand Louque (Dean Jagger) ; Englishman Clifford Grayson (Robert Noland) ; and General Duval (George Cleveland) and his daughter Claire (Dorothy Stone.) Armand falls in love with Claire, who accepts his proposal of marriage in order to spite Clifford whom she really loves. Later, when Claire, following an accident, runs to Cliff for comfort, Armand breaks the engagement, leaving her free to marry Cliff. Further accidents, caused by Mazovia, results in the natives refusing to work and the expedition returns to Pnom Penh. Armand fins a clue which he had overlooked before and returns to Angkor against orders. After viewing an ancient ceremony at the temple, Armand follows one of the servants of the high priest out of the temple, through a swamp, to a bronze doorway. When the servant leaves, Armand goes through the door to a room paneled in bronze, with an idol holding a gong in one hand in the middle of the room. He accidently strikes the gong, and a panel in the wall opens revealing a small metal tablet. He translates the inscription and realizes that it is the secret for which they have all been looking. He alone now has the power to make zombies out of people, beginning with a practice run on his servant before taking up that little matter of the fickle Claire. Armand is not one to be trifled with.
Zombies--- Not dead, not alive!
Title: Revolt Of The Zombies
Release Date: June 04, 1936
Runtime: 65 mins
All Genres: Horror
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 2.8
Buried.com Rating: 3.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With R
MPAA Rating: Approved
Dorothy Stone ...Claire Duval
Dean Jagger ...Armand Louque
Roy D'Arcy ...Col. Mazovia
Robert Noland ...Clifford Grayson
George Cleveland ...Gen. Duval
E. Alyn Warren ...Dr. Trevissant (as E. Alyn 'Fred' Warren)
Carl Stockdale ...Ignacio MacDonald
William Crowell ...Priest Tsiang
Teru Shimada ...Buna
Adolph Milar ...Gen. von Schelling (as Adolph Millard)
Sana Rayya ...Dancer
Bela Lugosi ...The Eyes (archive footage)
Selmer Jackson ...Officer
Hans Schumm ...German Soldier
More Movie Taglines:
- Zombies--- Not dead, not alive!
- Weirdest story in 2000 years!
- Ignacio MacDonald: You've done a terrible thing to her. Armand Louque: Is it so terrible to fight for and to get the one thing in this world that you want? Ignacio MacDonald: Not if you played a gentleman's game. Armand Louque: I don't like sermons. Ignacio MacDonald: Nor, perhaps, the truth?
- The eyes that are frequently superimposed on the screen are those of Bela Lugosi. They were taken from Victor Halperin's earlier film White Zombie (1932).
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