Zombies on Broadway (1945)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono (RCA Sound System), English

An American comedy horror film directed by Gordon Douglas.

Plot Summary

A pair of publicity agents are sent to the island of St Sebastian to find a zombie to help publicise the opening of a Broadway nightclub. There, they meet Dr Renault, an expert in who may be able to help them – but not in the way they might have expected…


* – uncredited

Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Copyright MCMXLV [1945] RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. presents
Executive Producer: Sid Rogell
Produced by: Benjamin Stoloff
Screen Play by: Lawrence Kimble
Adaption by: Robert E. Kent
Original Story by: Robert Faber and Charles Newman
Assistant Director: Sam Ruman
Director of Photography: Jack MacKenzie
Edited by: Philip Martin Jr
Music by: Roy Webb
Musical Director: C. Bakaleinikoff
Recorded by: Richard Van Hessen
Rerecording by: Terry Kellum
Gowns by: Edward Stevenson
Art Directors: Albert D'Agostino, Walter E. Keller
Set Decorations: Darrell Silvera, Al Greenwood
Dance Director: Charles O'Curran

Wally Brown (Jerry Miles)
Alan Carney (Mike Streger)
Bela Lugosi (Dr Paul Renault)
Anne Jeffreys (Jean LaDance)
Sheldon Leonard (Ace Miller)
Frank Jenks (Gus)
Russell Hopton (Benny)
Joseph Vitale (Joseph)
Ian Wolfe (Professor Hopkins)
Louis Jean Heydt (Douglas Walker)
Darby Jones (Kolaga)
Robert Clarke [wimp] *
Sir Lancelot [calypso singer] *
Mantan Moreland [Wellington] *
Emory Parnell [ship's captain] *
Jason Robards Sr [head waiter] *
Walter Soderling [professor with Walker at the night club] *
Max Wagner [waiter] *
Bill Williams [sailor/smuggler] *

Alternative Titles

Loonies on Broadway – UK title

See also
I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
White Zombie (1932)



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