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I Walked with a Zombie (1943) was a Horror - Black-and-white Film directed by Jacques Tourneur and produced by Val Lewton.

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I Walked with a Zombie (1943, Jacques Tourneur)

on Dec 4, 2013 From The Stop Button

Before it stumbles through its third act, I Walked with a Zombie’s biggest problem is the pacing. It’s exceedingly boring during the second act. Its second biggest problem is it’s too short. The second act plays so poorly because there’s not enough going on, there’s jus... Read full article


I Walked with a Zombie (1943) (3)

By Beatrice on Jul 10, 2013 From Flickers in Time

I Walked with a Zombie Directed by Jacques Tourneur 1943/USA RKO Radio Pictures First viewing #161 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die IMDb users say 7.2/10; I say 7.5/10 This superbly shot and lit psychological horror film from the Val Lewton shop at RKO falters in the story department. ... Read full article


I Walked with a Zombie

By Michael on Nov 2, 2012 From Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

I Walked with a Zombie (Jacques Tourneur, 1943) A young Canadian nurse (Betsy) comes to the West Indies to care for Jessica, the wife of a plantation manager (Paul Holland). Jessica seems to be suffering from a kind of mental paralysis as a result of fever. When she falls in love with Paul, Betsy... Read full article


I Walked With a Zombie (1943) (2)

By Kristen on Oct 6, 2012 From Journeys in Classic Film

I had no idea I’d be doing two Jacques Tourneur/Val Lewton productions so close together but oh well, they’re worth comparing. ?I saw I Walked With a Zombie before I saw Cat People and on first viewing I loved it, especially considering it’s take on Jane Eyre. ?Recently rewatching ... Read full article


I Walked With A Zombie Jane Eyre

By Anne Marie on Jun 26, 2012 From We Recycle Movies

Before “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” before “World War Z,” “The Walking Dead,” or even “Night of the Living Dead,” there was a zombie movie based on “Jane Eyre.”? Because ?I Walked With A Zombie? (1943 dir. Jacques Tourner) is B.R. (Be... Read full article


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Betsy Connell: [first lines, narration] I walked with a zombie... sounds strange to say.


Mrs. Rand: Don't worry about a sugar planter. Give him a horse and he'll ride to his own funeral.


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The role played by Frances Dee was originally filled by Anna Lee.
In the script, the fictitious island is very explicitly identified as being owned by the United States. None of these items (such as a prominent American flag flying at the harbor) made it into the film, and items like the Island's association with British Columbia (where Betsy is from) suggest that it might instead be a current or former British colony.
Sir Lancelot wrote the song 'Shame and Scandal in the Family' for this movie. In the early 60s, Lord Melody used the melody and the chorus and an old humorous story to create a new song, initially called 'Wau Wau', though it became more familiarly known under its original title. The song was recorded by a variety of international artists (e.g. the Kingston Trio, Odetta, Peter Tosh and the Wailers), even becoming a number 1 hit in Australia. In the course of its life, the original writers have been ignored at times with the authorship being attributed to a duo of Donaldson and Brown, instead of Sir Lancelot and Ardel Wray (the writer of I Walked with a Zombie).
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