Voodoo Man

Voodoo Man

Director: William Beaudine Cast: Bela Lugosi, John Carradine, George Zucco

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Overview

Though no more expensive or ambitious than any of his earlier Sam Katzman-produced vehicles, Bela Lugosi's Voodoo Man is perhaps the best of the batch, if only because of its quirky supporting cast and casually offbeat dialogue. Lugosi plays Dr. Marlowe, a practioner of voodoo who kidnaps nubile young ladies and places them in a state of suspended animation. He hopes that this practice will somehow restore his zombiefied wife (Ellen Hall) to her normal self. But when he abducts Betty (Wanda McKay), the girlfriend of screenwriter Ralph (Michael Ames), Marlowe's little scheme begins to unravel. Aiding and abetting Marlowe in collecting unwary females is gas-station attendant Nicrolas (George Zucco), while the doctor's retarded handyman Job (John Carradine, who has the film's best and most amusing scenes) dutifully looks after the quick-frozen cuties. When it's all over, Ralph enthusiastically suggests to his studio boss S. K. (not the real Sam Katzman, but reasonable facsimile John Ince) that the story of Marlowe and his voodoo-practicing cohorts would make a great film vehicle for Bela Lugosi! Best line: Lugosi calmly explaining that his wife seems so pale because "she has been dead for twenty-two years now."

Product Details

Release Date: 11/24/2015
UPC: 0887090114905
Original Release: 1944
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:02:00
Sales rank: 27,993

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bela Lugosi Dr. Richard Marlowe
John Carradine Toby
George Zucco Nicolas
Michael Ames Ralph
Wanda McKay Betty Benton
Ellen Hall Mrs. Evelyn Marlowe
Louise Currie Stella Saunders
Henry Hall Sheriff
Dan White Deputy
Pat McKee Grego
Terry Walker Alice
Ethelreda Leopold Zombie
Claire James Zombie
Mary Currier Mrs. Benton
Ralph Littlefield Sam

Technical Credits
William Beaudine Director
Robert Charles Original Story,Screenwriter
Jack Dietz Producer
Glen Glenn Sound/Sound Designer
Arthur Hammond Asst. Director
Sam Katzman Producer
Edward Kay Musical Direction/Supervision
Dave Milton Art Director
Marcel Le Picard Cinematographer
Carl Pierson Editor
Barney A. Sarecky Associate Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Voodoo Man
1. Chapter 1 [5:13]
2. Chapter 2 [8:03]
3. Chapter 3 [7:56]
4. Chapter 4 [7:18]
5. Chapter 5 [8:54]
6. Chapter 6 [8:32]
7. Chapter 7 [8:23]
8. Chapter 8 [8:01]
9. Chapter 9 [:11]

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