Zombies on Broadway (1944)

Zombies on Broadway

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When agents Jerry Miles (Wally Brown) and Mike Strager (Alan Carney) decide they need some authentic zombies for a stage act, they set off to the Caribbean. Once there, they meet up with zombie specialist Professor Richard Renault (Bela Lugosi) who promises to come up with some ghoulish entertainment.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Classics, Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Lawrence Kimble, Robert Kent
On DVD: May 29, 1991
Runtime:

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Cast


as Jerry Miles

as Mike Streger

as Jean LaDance

as Dr. Paul Renault

as Ace Miller

as Joseph

as Prof. Hopkins

as Douglas Walker

as Kolaga

as Calypso Singer
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Critic Reviews for Zombies on Broadway

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Boasts a mad scientist (Bela Lugosi), RKO's unasked for answer to Abbott and Costello (Wally Brown and Alan Carney) and a mischievous monkey for simian value.

Full Review… | August 13, 2014
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Lugosi is probably the only reason for seeing this film.

Full Review… | September 15, 2002
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February 29, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Zombies on Broadway

Plenty of laughs in this 1945 zombie comedy wherein two bumblers set out to find a genuine zombie for their nightclub. Bela Lugosi is great and the zombies are quite interesting...

phaedrus99
Jonathan H
½

A former gangster opens a legit night club which is Caribbean-themed. The promoters get the idea to sell the idea that there will be a real zombie featured at the club. When a powerful reporter learns of this he wants to scoop, but promises that if its a fake zombie he'll ruin the club. The owner threatens to kill the promoters unless they can find a real zombies, so they head down to the islands to buy one. They find a scientist (played by Bela Lugosi) who specializes in zombie research. A lot of good comedy which would have been improved if Abbot & Costello replaced this duo. I probably could have given this another full point if it included the comic-timing of A&C. Watch this in tandem with Ghost Breakers and King of the Zombies.

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