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The RKO trademark FADES OUT, to reveal a road lined with palm
trees, spectrally long and straight like a vista in a Dali
painting. Along this road and from a far distance two tiny
figures advance toward the camera. Over this scene the TITLE
and CREDITS are SUPERIMPOSED. The two figures continue to
advance, growing more discernible all the time.
As the credits FADE, the two human figures advancing along
the road are more clearly discernible. Although they are not
close enough to distinguish their faces, it can be seen that
one of them is an enormously tall, cadaverous negro, clothed
only by ragged, tight-fitting trousers and that the other is
nurse, dressed in crisp white uniform and cap, with a dark
cloak over her shoulders.
I walked with a zombie.
(laughs a little, self
It does seem an odd thing to say.
Had anyone said that to me a year
ago, I'm not at all sure I would
have known what a Zombie was. I
might have had some notion -- that
they were strange and frightening,
and perhaps a little funny. But I
have walked with a Zombie
As she speaks, the two figures advancing on the road come
It all began in such an ordinary
As she says this the long road and the advancing figures
EXT. HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT - OTTAWA - DAY - (STOCK)
The Houses of Parliament seen through falling snow. In the
f.g. horse-drawn sleighs are passing.
I'd just finished working on a case
in Ottawa...a little boy who'd
broken both legs. It was one of
those cases with traction frames
and constant care, nicely
complicate with a pair of
hysterical parents. When he was
all well I had to find another job.
That's a nurse's life for you. I
went to the Registry.
EXT. CORNER OF A BUILDING - DAY - (SNOW)
At about the level of the second and third floors is one of
those half-curved, elliptical signboards which lap around the
corners of old-fashioned office buildings. The CAMERA PANS
DOWN this sign, from one firm name to another, stopping at
the last name listed:
PARRISH AND BURDEN SUGAR CO., LTD.
They gave me an address in the
business district. I went there.
INT. OFFICE -- DAY
An office on the first floor, with a window opening into a
courtyard. Through this window snow can be seen falling.
CLOSE SHOT of Mr. Richard Brindsley Wilkens, V.C. He is a
small, sharp-featured, precise little man with pincenez
glasses, dressed in a dark business suit. One of the coat
sleeves is empty. The explanation for the missing arm can be
found in his coat lapel: the ribbon of the Victoria Cross.
His age indicates that he won it in the last war. He has a
tablet in front of him and as he speaks, marks down the
answers to his questions.
Where were you trained?
At the Memorial Hospital -- here in
Wilkens writes this down and then returns the pen to its desk
holder. He picks up a typewritten page from the blotter, and
stares at it.
(fiddling with the paper
This last question's a little
irregular, Miss Connell. I don't
quite know how to put it.
Wilkens straightens himself determinedly and puts down the
Do you believe in witchcraft?
Betsy bursts into laughter and we go to our first sight of
her. She is young, bright, alert and looks extremely
attractive in her blue nurse's cape and round fur cape.
(finally putting the leash
on her laughter)
They didn't teach it at Memorial
Hospital. I had my suspicions,
though, about the Directress of
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