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Dead Men Walk (1943)

Dead Men Walk (1943)

Dead Men Walk





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This painfully cheap but wildly entertaining PRC production stars a hammy George Zucco in a dual role as the Clayton Twins -- both doctors, one good, one evil. Elwyn Clayton, a practitioner of the black arts, is murdered by his brother Lloyd and returns from the dead as a vampire to seek revenge with the aid of his leering, hunchbacked assistant (Dwight Frye -- who else?). He exacts his vengeance by brutally murdering Elwyn's associates, with all evidence pointing to the only living twin. Jungle Siren director Sam Newfield makes the most of the paltry budget, helped greatly by Zucco's typically flamboyant performance -- which threatens to out-camp even that of legendary eye-roller Frye (who would die of a heart attack some months after this film's completion).more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Horror, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Fred K. Myton
In Theaters:
Independent International Pictures Corp.


George Zucco
as Dr. Lloyd Clayton / ...
Mary Carlisle
as Gayle Clayton
Ned Young
as Dr. David Bently
Hal Price
as Sheriff
Sam Flint
as Minister
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Critic Reviews for Dead Men Walk

All Critics (2)

Has a few bright spots, such as a campy Zucco rising from the dead to chant a black arts mantra.

Full Review… | March 10, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It all fizzles under lackluster direction, a story that drags, and a conflict that ultimately just isn't that interesting, let alone frightening.

Full Review… | May 31, 2006

Audience Reviews for Dead Men Walk


A student of the black arts returns from the dead as an overenunciating vampire. Dual roles from George Zucco can't save this impoverished Poverty Row DRACULA ripoff (Dwight Frye even plays a watered down version of Renfield).

Greg S

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