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Zombies on Broadway (1944)

Zombies on Broadway (1944)

Zombies on Broadway





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This irresistably-titled comedy is arguably the best of RKO Radio's Wally Brown-Alan Carney vehicles. The daffy duo is cast once more as Jerry Miles and Mike Strager, this time employed as Broadway press agents. Mike and Jerry's latest scheme is to hire a genuine zombie for the opening of a new nightclub. The boys head to a mysterious tropical island with cabaret singer Jean la Dance (Anne Jeffreys), where they cross swords with looney zombie expert Professor Renault (Bela Lugosi). Barely escaping with their lives, Jerry and Jean return to Manhattan with a "zombified" Mike, who is under the spell of Renault's secret formula. When Mike snaps out of his trance, the boys must face the wrath of nasty nightclub owner Ace Miller (Sheldon Leonard), who's a lot more frightening than any zombie. Zombies on Broadway turned a neat profit for RKO, encouraging the studio to reteam Brown, Carney, Anne Jeffreys and Bela Lugosi in the far less satisfying Genius at Work (1946).more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Classics, Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Lawrence Kimble, Robert Kent
On DVD: May 29, 1991
RKO Radio Pictures


Wally Brown
as Jerry Miles
Alan Carney
as Mike Streger
Anne Jeffreys
as Jean LaDance
Bela Lugosi
as Dr. Paul Renault
Sheldon Leonard
as Ace Miller
Ian Wolfe
as Prof. Hopkins
Louis Jean Heydt
as Douglas Walker
Sir Lancelot
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...

Jonathan H

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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