I Walked with a Zombie

From Wikiquote
Jump to navigation Jump to search

I Walked with a Zombie is a 1943 film about a Canadian nurse who is hired to care for the wife of a sugar plantation owner, who has been acting strangely, on a Caribbean island.

Directed by Jacques Tourneur. Written by Curt Siodmak.
The blackest magic of voodoo keeps this beautiful woman alive...yet DEAD!  (taglines)


Paul Holland: It's easy enough to read the thoughts of a newcomer. Everything seems beautiful because you don't understand. Those flying fish, they're not leaping for joy, they're jumping in terror. Bigger fish want to eat them. That luminous water, it takes its gleam from millions of tiny dead bodies. The glitter of putrescence. There is no beauty here, only death and decay.
Betsy Connell: You can't really believe that.
Paul Holland: Everything good dies here. Even the stars.

Betsy Connell: Frankly, it was something of a shock to see my patient that way for the first time. Nobody had told me Mrs. Holland was a... mental case.
Paul Holland: A "mental case"?
Betsy Connell: I'm sorry...
Paul Holland: Why should you be? My wife IS a mental case. Please remember that, Miss Connell. Particularly when some of the foolish people on the island start regaling you with the local legends. You'll find superstition a contagious thing. Some people let it get the better of them. I don't think you will.
Betsy Connell: No.
Paul Holland: Come along. I'll introduce you to Dr. Maxwell and your patient.


  • See this strange, strange story of a woman whose lure set brother against brother; whose love caused hate - and whose beauty bowed to the will of an evil spell in whose power we must refuse to believe - EVEN IF IT'S TRUE!
  • The blackest magic of voodoo keeps this beautiful woman alive...yet DEAD!
  • Blonde Beauty - Doomed to be one of the walking dead!
  • SEE This strange and startling story of a woman to whom it all happened!
  • She's alive... yet dead! She's dead... yet alive!
  • Who said the dead don't walk?
  • See it happen—right before your startled eyes...in the screen sensation that rips the mask from the darkest secrets of forbidden voodoo!


External links[edit]

Wikipedia has an article about:

[[Category:]American films]]