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Dead Men Walk (1943)





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Filmed on what looks like a budget of $17.95, Dead Men Walk has its own seedy charm, and is one of the most entertaining of the PRC horror quickies. The incomparable George Zucco plays a dual role, as village doctor Lloyd Clayton and his brother Elwyn, also a doctor. When Lloyd murders Elwyn, the latter returns from the dead as a vampire, with the help of hunchbacked assistant Zolarr (welcome back, Dwight Frye!) Elwyn goes on a killing spree, for which Lloyd is held responsible. A lynching is averted when heroine Gayle (Mary Carlisle) and hero Dr. Bentley (future screenwriter Nedrick Young) prove that the dead Elwyn is the guilty party.

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George Zucco
as Dr. Lloyd Clayton / Dr. Elwyn Clayton
Mary Carlisle
as Gayle Clayton
Ned Young
as Dr. David Bently
Hal Price
as Sheriff
Sam Flint
as Minister
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Critic Reviews for Dead Men Walk

All Critics (2)

Has a few bright spots, such as a campy Zucco rising from the dead to chant a black arts mantra.

March 10, 2007 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

It all fizzles under lackluster direction, a story that drags, and a conflict that ultimately just isn't that interesting, let alone frightening.

May 31, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dead Men Walk


A student of the black arts returns from the dead as an overenunciating vampire. Dual roles from George Zucco can't save this impoverished Poverty Row DRACULA ripoff (Dwight Frye even plays a watered down version of Renfield).

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Greg S

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