Dead Men Walk (1943)

USA, 1943
64m
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.

Credits

Crew
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

Cast
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

References

Periodicals

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

Books

  • 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