Revolt of the Zombies (1936)

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

An American horror film directed by Victor Halperin.

Plot Summary

During the Second World War, the allies are helped by a Cambodian priest who creates an army of , but is jailed when he refuses to hand over his secrets. He is murdered before he can be interrogated and an expedition is sent to Angkor Wat to find the secret. But tensions rise when expedition member Clifford Grayson falls in love with Claire Duval, enraging Armand Loque who discovers the secret and raises his own army of zombies to abduct Claire.


Directed by: Victor Halperin
Copyright MXMXXXVI [1936] [company not given]
Favorite Films Corp presents [1947 re-release] A Halperin production. Released by Academy Pictures Distributing Corporation
Produced by: Edward Halperin
Production Manager: John Hicks
Studio Executive: Leon d'Usseau
Director of Photography: Arthur Martinelli
Operative Cameraman: J. Arthur Feindel
Film Editor: Douglas Biggs
Musical Direction: Abe Meyer
Sound Technician: G.P. Costello
Coiffeurs by: Phillip Scheer
Special Effects: Ray Mercer
Art and Technical Direction: Leigh Smith

Dorothy Stone (Claire Duval)
Dean Jagger (Armand Louque)
Roy D'Arcy (Colonel Mazovia)
Robert Noland (Clifford Grayson)
George Cleveland (General Duval)
E. Alyn (Fred) Warren (Dr Trevissant)
Carl Stockdale (Ignacio MacDonald)
William Crowell (Priest Tsiang)
Teru Shimada (Buna)
Adolph Millard (General von Schelling)
Sana Rayya (dancer)

Includes extracts from
White Zombie (1932)

Extracts included in
Horrible Horror (1986)



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  • by Walt Lee p.402 – credits
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