Dead Men Walk (1943)
Dead Men Walk (1943)
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Critic Reviews for Dead Men Walk
Has a few bright spots, such as a campy Zucco rising from the dead to chant a black arts mantra.
Audience Reviews for Dead Men Walk
A bromidic black and white vampire film in which George Zucco plays two different characters, twins in fact, and does a decent job. Adam Sandler should take notes.
Decent moments and characters, but not much else. The ending was climatic enough but didn't really do much good to the film. The story isn't too great and the pacing is a little off with a few slow moments.
Pretty slow vampire film but NOT as poorly acted as reviewed elsewhere. While tame stuff today, for its day might have been a decent B horror film. Only an hour long, it seems much longer. Our two lead actors are brothers, but played amazingly by the same actor, George Zucco [img]http://ia600301.us.archive.org/10/items/DeadMenWalk/DeadMenWalk.thumbs/DeadMenWalk_001080.jpg[/img] George Zucco, doctor [img]http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTI9SbdRkY2lLwx65i5MS54XpzfJA7XGg8bEoJTeR3IDlpPc0c_CA[/img] George Zucco, vampire "The story involves a kindly small-town physician (Zucco) who has secretly murdered his twin brother because of his deep involvement in the occult sciences. Unfortunately, the twin has gone too far into the dark arts, and is easily restored to life by his familiar (Frye); and he sets out in revenge against his brother and his niece (Carlisle)."---wikipedia [img]http://ia600301.us.archive.org/10/items/DeadMenWalk/DeadMenWalk.thumbs/DeadMenWalk_001920.jpg[/img] Sam Newfield (real name: Samuel Neufeld). Newfield had been involved in films and directing since the silent days, and he had a reputation for doing quickies, cheapies, really low-budget flicks. The doctor is made to be a believer in vampires, although the word is not heard in the film. Here is that scene by a woman thought crazy: [img]http://ia600301.us.archive.org/10/items/DeadMenWalk/DeadMenWalk.thumbs/DeadMenWalk_001980.jpg[/img] NOTES about the film: 1 Definately NOT to be confused with the modern film Dead Men Walking REVIEWS of the film from others: 1 Spooky old classic, but it is hurt badly by very poor acting by much of the cast. Good atmosphere. Most definitely a "B" movie. 2 A strange script with a vampire that does very little killing and so little vampire lore it could have been a ghost story. (And, as usual, dumb townspeople who get in the way.) It reminded me of Lugosi's Return of the Vampire, also from '43 3 This is basically a good twin/ bad twin movie with poor George Zucco playing both leads. The good twin is a self-righteous doctor; the bad twin is a vampire. Cast George Zucco Mary Carlisle Nedrick Young Dwight Frye Fern Emmett Robert Strange Hal Price Sam Flint Directed by Sam Newfield (Neufeld) Produced by Sigmund Neufeld Written by Fred Myton Music by Leo Erdody Cinematography Jack Greenhalgh Editing by Holbrook N. Todd Distributed by Producers Releasing Corporation Release date(s) 10 February 1943 Running time 64 min [img]http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRLOGuo6Id5_LCUZ0zePeuRSP4RTBrkV9TiPry3X4xuE1PHiw7Wqw[/img]
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