Zombies of Mora Tau (1957)

USA, 1957
35mm film, black and white
mono (RCA Sound Recording), English
Production Start Date: 29 October 1956
Reviewed at The EOFFTV Review

An American horror film directed by Edward L. Cahn.

Plot Summary

The wreck of a ship that sank over half a century ago laden with treasure is guarded by zombie sailors. An expedition nevertheless set out to retrieve the stash of but quickly learn that their dismissal of the zombie legend was a bit hasty…


* = uncredited

Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Copyright MCMLVII by Columbia Pictures Corporation
A Clover production. Columbia Pictures Corporation presents
Produced by: Sam Katzman
Screen Play by: Raymond T. Marcus [real name: Bernard Gordon]
Story by: George Plympton
Assistant Director: Jerrold Bernstein
Director of Photography: Benjamin H. Kline
Film Editor: Jack Ogilvie
Music Conducted by: Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Sound: Josh Westmoreland
Art Director: Paul Palmentola
Set Decorator: Sidney Clifford
Locations: Arcadia Arboretum, Pasadena, California, USA

Gregg Palmer [Jeff Clark]
Allison Hayes [Mona Harrison]
Autumn Russell [Jan Peters]
Joel Ashley [George Harrison]
Morris Ankrum [Dr Jonathan Eggert]
Marjorie Eaton [Mrs Peters]
Gene Roth [Sam]
Leonard Geer [Johnny]
Karl Davis [1st zombie in roadway]
William Baskin [zombie]
Ray ‘Crash' Corrigan [sailor] *
Frank Hagney [Captain Jeremy Peters] *
Lewis Webb [Art] *
Mel Curtis [Johnson] *

Alternative Titles

The Dead that Walk – UK
of Mor-Tau

See also
White Zombie (1932)



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