Zombies on Broadway

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Zombies on Broadway
Zombies on broadway.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Gordon Dines
Gordon M. Douglas
Produced by Benjamin Stoloff
Written by Short Story Author:
Robert Faber
Charles Newman
Robert Kent
Lawrence Kimble
Starring Alan Carney
Bela Lugosi
Wally Brown
Anne Jeffreys
Sheldon Leonard
Music by Roy Webb
Cinematography Jack MacKenzie
Edited by Philip Martin
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date(s)
  • April 26, 1945 (1945-04-26) (U.S.)[1]
Running time 68 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Zombies on Broadway (or Loonies on Broadway in the UK) is an American Comedy-horror film released in 1945.

Plot summary[edit]

The duo of Jerry Miles and Mike Strager are employed as Broadway press agents. Miles and Strager's latest idea is to hire a genuine zombie for the opening of a new nightclub. The boys head to the Caribbean island of San Sebastian (also featured in RKO's I Walked With a Zombie and The Ghost Ship) where they meet the beautiful cabaret singer Jean la Dance. In exchange for her help, Jean wants passage off the island. Miles and Strager eventually meet up with the zombie expert Professor Renault. Unknown to them, the professor's zombie has captured Jean and brought her to the Professor's secret laboratory, While Miles and Strager investigate the house, Jean awakes to find herself gagged and strapped to a table as the Professor's next test subject. Before he can proceed to give Jean the serum his guard dogs detect intruders. Jean is quickly spirited to a secret dungeon where she is tied up but manages to escape. Strager becomes "zombified" by being under the spell of Renault's secret formula and Miles, la Dance, and Strager return home. When Strager comes out of his trance, the boys must face the wrath of Ace Miller, a nightclub owner, who is more frightening then anything they've seen yet.


Zombies on Broadway turned into a profit for RKO, which encouraged the studio to re-unite Brown, Carney, Anne Jeffreys and Bela Lugosi for the film Genius at Work in 1946.

The film also featured movie villains: Sheldon Leonard as a former mobster turned nightclub owner and Lugosi as the mad scientist who created the zombies.


  1. ^ "Zombies on Broadway: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 

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