White Zombie

Synopsis: Young couple Madeleine and Neil are coaxed by acquaintance Monsieur Beaumont to get married on his Haitian plantation. Beaumont's motives are purely selfish as he makes every attempt to convince the beautiful young girl to run away with him. For help Beaumont turns to the devious Legendre, a man who runs his mill by mind controlling people he has turned into zombies. After Beaumont uses Legendre's zombie potion on Madeleine, he is dissatisfied with her emotionless being and wants her to be changed back. Legendre has no intention of doing this and he drugs Beaumont as well to add to his zombie collection. Meanwhile, grieving 'widower' Neil is convinced by a local priest that Madeleine may still be alive and he seeks her out.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Victor Halperin
Production: United Artists
Rotten Tomatoes:
69 min

Looks like a burial.

In the road?

Driver, what is it?

Its a funeral, Mademoiselle.

They are afraid of the men

who steal dead bodies.

So they dig the grave

in the middle of the road

where people

pass all the time.

Well, thats a cheerful introduction

for you to our West Indies.

Do you know where is the house of

monsieur Beaumont?

Zombies! Aller vite! Allez!

It felt like hands touching me!

Why did you drive like that, you fool?

We might have been killed!

Worse than that, Monsieur.

We might have been caught.

Caught? By whom? Those men you spoke to?

They are not men Monsieur,

they are dead bodies.


Yes, Monsieur. Zombies.

The living dead.

Corpses taken from their graves

who are made to work in sugar mills

and fields at nights.

Look! Here they come!

Look! Look!

Excuse me please,

have you got a match?

Did I frighten you? Ha, Im sorry. Im oddly

enough I suppose.

No, it wasnt you.

Something happened back on

the road there.

We stopped to speak

to some men.

Our driver told us that they werent men at

all. He said they were corpses.


Surely you dont believe it, do you?

No. But I dont know - Haiti is full of

nonsense and superstition.

Theyre always mixed up with a lot of

mysteries that will turn your hair grey.

Ive been a missionary here for, oh, thirty years,

and at times I dont know what to think.

Come, lets go

in the house.

Oh, yes, come, dear.

Is Mr. Beaumont in?

You are expected, Dr. Bruner.

Yes, Ive been sent for to marry someone.

Maybe you...

How long is it that youve

known Mr. Beaumont?

Oh, only a few days.

Madeline introduced him on

the docks in Port-au-Prince.

Ah, and you?

I met him on the ship

coming from New York.

He was very kind during the voyage.

Madeline and I planned to be married

the moment she arrived,

but Mr. Beaumont

persuaded us to come here.

And he promised to take me out

of the bank at Port-au-Prince

and send me to New York as his agent.


Very strange.


Ill tell Mr. Beaumont you are here.

Its all right, isnt it, doctor?

Oh, I guess so.

You see I, Ive only met Mr.

Beaumont once or twice.

But he never struck me like the man

who would take the trouble

to play fairy godfather to

a young couple like you...


Unless what, sir?

I suppose youll think Im

a meddling old fool, but...

You know, Id feel a good deal better

if youd clear out of this place

after youre married,

and have nothing more

to do with Mr. Beaumont.

The young people have arrived sir,

and Dr. Bruner.

They are waiting in the reception hall.

Show them to their rooms,

and tell them Im out.

No wait.

Perhaps Id better see them.

It might look odd if I didnt.

Very odd, sir.

Especially as Dr. Bruner is a trifle

skeptical as to your -

motives, sir.

Nevermind my motives.

Has that other person sent word yet?

No, sir. Not yet.

Hes twenty-four hours late.

I wish youd keep away from

that man, sir.

He'll make trouble for you.

You needn't worry about that.

I'm not affraid of him.

I'm not easily frightened, sir.

You should know that.

But what you are planning is dangerous.

Dont you suppose I know that, Silver?

You dont seem to realize what

this girl means to me.

Why, Id sacrifice anything I

have in the world for her.

Nothing matters

if I cant have her.

I think, ah, I think youll like Haiti.

Most people that...


Im delighted to see you!

Neil, youre more than welcome.

Thank you, sir.

Doctor, it is very kind of you to come.

I know what a busy man you are.

No, ah, not at all. There is a native

family live out here

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