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Zombies of Mora Tau (1957)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | March 1957 (USA)
Zombie-like, dead crewmen of a sunken ship have always prevented salvagers from claiming the wreck's legendary box of diamonds, but will a new group of treasure hunters succeed?

Director:

Edward L. Cahn

Writers:

George H. Plympton (story) (as George Plympton), Bernard Gordon (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Gregg Palmer ... Jeff Clark
Allison Hayes ... Mona Harrison
Autumn Russell Autumn Russell ... Jan Peters
Joel Ashley Joel Ashley ... George Harrison
Morris Ankrum ... Dr. Jonathan Eggert
Marjorie Eaton ... Grandmother Peters
Gene Roth ... Sam
Leonard P. Geer Leonard P. Geer ... Johnny (as Leonard Geer)
Karl 'Killer' Davis ... Zombie (as Karl Davis)
William Baskin William Baskin ... Zombie
Ray Corrigan ... Sailor
Mel Curtis Mel Curtis ... Johnson - Crewman in Launch
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Zombiefied sailors guard the treasure of a ship they went down with 60 years earlier. A group of sailors scoff at the legend, and decide to retrieve the diamonds from the ocean floor only to discover the hard way that there is some truth to legends. Written by Humberto Amador

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The complete prologue reads: 'In the darkness of an ancient world - on a shore that time has forgotten - there is a twilight zone between life and death. Here dwell those nameless creatures who are condemned to prowl the land eternally - the Walking Dead.' See more »

Goofs

Throughout the film Jan and the other characters, including Grandmother Peters, repeatedly refer to Mrs. Peters as Jan's grandmother and Jan as her granddaughter; but when Grandmother Peters greets the members of the expedition upon their arrival by boat, she introduces Jan as her "great-granddaughter". See more »

Quotes

Jeff Clark: I may be a dumb diver but I got an A in arithmetic at PS-81... that's in New York.
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Rub a dub dub, Zombies in the tub!
30 June 1999 | by evilskipSee all my reviews

Although slammed by most of the critics, this flick isn't a bad little time waster.A search party arrives at a plantation off of the coast of Africa. They're looking for a sunken ship with a load of diamonds. The group laughs off the warning of the 10 man zombie crew unable to rest until the diamonds are destroyed. The zombies have wiped out every other expedition to date.The laugh is on the search party as they meet face to face with the walking dead. These bad boys even get around underwater!Will the zombies or the explorers win out? You need to see this for yourself and judge it on its own merits. It easily has creepy scenes that may have influenced later zombie movies.Decent late night viewing!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El fantasma de Mora-Tau See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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