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I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE

I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE
by Jacques Tourneur
Country: USA
Year: 1943
Duration: 69'


A young Canadian nurse goes to the West Indies to care for a rich patient who is crazy and catatonic. There, she meets Damballa, a local spirit guide for voodoo rituals. Made by the duo Lewton-Tourneur, one of the first zombie movies, immersed in Haitian folklore and magic. Captivating and morbid, ancient superstitions vs. medical rationality, a film constructed around spells and the suspension of skepticism which grips all the characters.

Biography

film director

Jacques Tourneur

Cast

& Credits


jacques tourneur
I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE
Usa, 1943, 35mm, 69’, bn/bw

regia/director
Jacques Tourneur
soggetto/story
Inez Wallace
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Curt Siodmak, Ardel Wray
fotografia/cinematography
J. Roy Hunt
montaggio/film editing
Mark Robson
scenografia/production design
Albert S. D’Agostino, Walter E. Keller
musica/music
Roy Webb
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
James Ellison (Wesley Rand), Frances Dee (Betsy Connell), Tom Conway (Paul Holland), Edith Barrett (Mrs Rand), James Bell (Dr. Maxwell), Christine Gordon (Jessica Holland), Teresa Harris (Alma)
produttore/producer
Val Lewton
produzione/production
RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
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