Dead Men Walk

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Dead Men Walk
Film poster for Dead Men Walk
Directed by Sam Newfield
Produced by Sigmund Neufeld
Written by Fred Myton
Starring Dwight Frye
George Zucco
Mary Carlisle
Nedrick Young
Forrest Taylor
Music by Leo Erdody
Cinematography Jack Greenhalgh
Edited by Holbrook N. Todd
Distributed by Producers Releasing Corporation
Release dates
  • February 10, 1943 (1943-02-10)
Running time
64 min
Country United States
Language English

Dead Men Walk is a 64 minute, 1943, United States, black-and-white horror film produced by Sigmund Neufeld for Producers Releasing Corporation (aka PRC). It is an original story and screenplay by Fred Myton, starring George Zucco, Mary Carlisle, Nedrick Young and Dwight Frye, directed by Sam Newfield. It was originally distributed by PRC and reissued in the USA in 1948 by Madison Pictures Inc..

Plot Summary[edit]

The story involves a kindly small-town physician Doctor Lloyd Clayton (George Zucco), who attends the funeral of his twin brother, the evil magician Elwyn, whom he has secretly murdered because of the latter's deep involvement in the occult sciences. Evil Elwyn's hunchback assistant Zolarr (Dwight Frye) suspects the good doctor of doing away with his master and confronts him on this matter, but the doctor swears that he only acted in self-defense when his brother had become a danger to society. Unfortunately, the evil twin brother had gone too far meddling with the dark arts before his demise, and with the help of his assistant he returns to life as a vampire. The doctor and his beautiful young niece, Gayle Clayton (Mary Carlisle) soon discover that evil forces still are at work even after Elwyn's funeral and are horrified to learn that the resurrected Elwyn is set on a gruesome revenge against his brother and his niece.[1]


Production and Critical reception[edit]

The film was shot in 6 days. It was the final film of Mary Carlisle.[2]

Dead Men Walk holds a low 4.3/10 on the Internet Movie Database and a 12% on Rotten Tomatoes.

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Internet Movie Database Trivia

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