Dead Men Walk (1943)

USA, 1943
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Sam Newfield.

Plot Summary

Doctor Lloyd Clayton mourns the death of his twin brother, Elwyn, a black magician. Elwyn’s hunchbacked assistant, Zolarr, accuses Lloyd of murdering Elwyn and he soon comes to believe that Elwyn’s evil influence reaches even from beyond the grave.


Directed by: Sam Newfield
Copyright MCMXLIII [1943] by Producer’s Releasing Corporation
Producer’s Releasing Corporation presents
Produced by: Sigmund Neufeld
Production Manager: Bert Sternbach
Original Screenplay by: Fred Myton
Assistant Director: Melville De Lay
Director of Photography: Jack Greenhalgh
Film Editor: Holbrook N. Todd
Music: Leo Erdody
Musical Supervision: David Chudnow
Sound Engineer: Hans Weeren
Makeup: Harry Ross
Set Designer: Fred Preble

George Zucco (Dr Lloyd Clayton/Elwyn Clayton)
Mary Carlisle (Gayle [Clayton])
Nedrick Young (Dr [David] Bentley)
Dwight Frye (Zolarr)
Fern Emmett (Kate)
Robert Strange (Harper)
Hal Price (sheriff)
Sam Flint (minister)

Alternative Titles

Creatures of the Devil
Il vampiro
– Italy



  • Castle of Frankenstein 1967 Annual p.36
  • Today’s Cinema vol.72 no.5748 (5 January 1949)


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.81
  • Cinematic Vampires by John L. Flynn p.54
  • A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series by Ken Hanke pp.158-162; 166
  • Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby p.178
  • Feature Films, 1940-1949: A United States Filmography by Alan G. Fetrow p.109
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.84
  • Poverty Row Horrors! by Tom Weaver pp.93-102¬† – illustrated credits, synopsis, review
  • Producers Releasing Corporation: A Comprehensive Filmography and History by Wheeler Dixon (ed.) pp.108-109 – credits
  • Recovering 1940s Horror Cinema: Traces of a Lost Decade by Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare, Charlie Ellb√© and Kristopher Woofter (eds.) pp.261, 267-268, 272
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.90 – credits