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Valley of the Zombies (1946)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Horror | 24 May 1946 (USA)
Dr. Maynard (Charles Trowbridge') tells Dr. Terry Evans (Robert Livingston) and his nurse, Susan Drake (Lorna Gray), about the theft of ten pints of blood from his lab. Later, he is visited... See full summary »

Director:

Philip Ford

Writers:

Dorrell McGowan (screenplay), Stuart E. McGowan (screenplay) (as Stuart McGowan) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Livingston ... Dr. Terrance 'Terry' Evans
Lorna Gray ... Nurse Susan Drake (as Adrian Booth)
Ian Keith ... Ormand Murks
Thomas E. Jackson ... Detective Blair (as Thomas Jackson)
Charles Trowbridge ... Dr. Rufus Maynard
Earle Hodgins ... Fred Mays (Fred Murks)
LeRoy Mason ... Detective Hendricks
William Haade ... Police Officer 'Tiny'
Wilton Graff ... Dr. Lucifer Garland
Charles Cane Charles Cane ... Chief Inspector Ryan
Russ Clark Russ Clark ... Officer Lacy
Chuck Hamilton ... Officer Joe - The Driver (as Charles Hamilton)
Wheaton Chambers Wheaton Chambers ... The Coroner
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Dr. Maynard (Charles Trowbridge') tells Dr. Terry Evans (Robert Livingston) and his nurse, Susan Drake (Lorna Gray), about the theft of ten pints of blood from his lab. Later, he is visited by Ormand Murks (Ian Keith), a man Maynard had once had committed to an insane asylum and who later died from an operation, and Maynard learns that Murks is an example of living death whose abnormality is counter-acted only by blood. The doctor soon becomes Murk's unwilling blood donor. Murks' brother Fred (Earle Hodgins) threatens to expose him and he too is murdered. Terry and Susan find Maynard's body near an abandoned graveyard and this leads them to an estate where a partially obscured sign reads:"Murks Bros.,Undertakers." Susan is kidnapped. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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BLOOD MADNESS... Out Of The Fog... Into Your Heart!


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El valle de los zombies See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Featured in Ferdie's Inferno: Valley of the Zombies (1965) See more »

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Not a zombie in sight
5 March 2003 | by Space_MafuneSee all my reviews

If you approach this looking for zombies, especially an whole valley full of 'em, you'll be sadly disappointed yet I can't help it...I like this short little movie just the same. Maybe it's the wonderful atmosphere this film has what with mysterious going ons in the night, graveyards and tombs figuring into the plot. Or maybe it's the old fashioned villain who truly looks like a fiendish fellow...Ian Keith as the thought to be dead Ormond Murks, who now needs the blood of the living to stay alive.

And while there may be a number of outdated stereotypes (by today's standards) at work here especially in terms of the frantic female Nurse Susan Drake who is easily spooked and frightened leaning upon the always steady and sure male Dr. Terrance Evans..still there's a certain innocence to this style of Horror which makes it fun...kind of hard to explain really. It's only being an hour long doesn't hurt either.


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