The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead (1936)

HE DIED a man with a hunger to love... and returned a monster with an instinct to kill.

  • Genre: Crime, Horror, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1936-03-01
  • User Rating: 6.2/10 from 78 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 6min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Michael Curtiz
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From 78 Ratings


Down-on-his-luck John Ellman is framed for a judge's murder. After he's convicted and sentenced to death, witnesses come forth and prove his innocence. But it was too late for a stay to be granted and Ellman is executed. A doctor uses an experimental procedure to restore him to life, though the full outcome is other than expected.

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  • Boris Karloff

    as John Ellman
  • Ricardo Cortez

    as Nolan
  • Edmund Gwenn

    as Dr. Evan Beaumont
  • Marguerite Churchill

    as Nancy
  • Warren Hull

    as Jimmy
  • Barton MacLane

    as Loder
  • Henry O'Neill

    as District Attorney Werner
  • Joe King

    as Judge Roger Shaw
  • Addison Richards

    as Prison Warden
  • Paul Harvey

    as Blackstone
  • Robert Strange

    as Merritt
  • Joe Sawyer

    as 'Trigger' Smith
  • Eddie Acuff

    as 'Betcha'
  • Kenneth Harlan

    as Stephen Martin
  • Miki Morita

    as Loder's Butler Sako
  • Ruth Robinson

    as Mrs. Shaw
  • George Beranger

    as Nolan's Butler (uncredited)
  • Wade Boteler

    as Cellist's Guard (uncredited)
  • Frank Darien

    as Cemetery Caretaker (uncredited)
  • Edward Gargan

    as Guard Sitting Outside Warden's Office (uncredited)
  • Crauford Kent

    as British Radio Announcer (uncredited)
  • Milton Kibbee

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • William H. O'Brien

    as Juror (uncredited)
  • Paul Panzer

    as Man in Courtroom (uncredited)
  • Leo White

    as Man in Courtroom (uncredited)
Camera Hal Mohr Director of Photography
Writing Ewart Adamson Screenplay
Writing Lillie Hayward Screenplay
Directing Michael Curtiz Director
Writing Robert Hardy Andrews Screenplay
Writing Peter Milne Screenplay
Costume & Make-Up Orry-Kelly Costume Design
Sound Bernhard Kaun Music
Production Louis F. Edelman Producer
Art Hugh Reticker Art Direction
Editing Thomas Pratt Editor
Costume & Make-Up Perc Westmore Makeup Artist
Writing Ewart Adamson Story
Writing Joseph Fields Story
Directing Russell Saunders Assistant Director