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I Walked with a Zombie Movie Review Summary

Actors: Frances Dee, Tom Conway, James Ellison, Edith Barrett

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Produced by Val Lewton, I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE is a movie directed by Jacques Tourneur in 1943.
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Often listed as an horror flick, the picture, however, doesn't feature a single schock scene and is not your regular zombie movie. The tension is in the atmosphere and it's up to the viewer to decide whether he's watching a fantasy movie or a sad love story.

Canadian nurse Betsy Connell is sent by her employer in the Caribbean in order to take care of Jessica, Paul Holland's wife. This woman is in a catatonic condition after having suffered from a violent tropical fever. Betsy will learn that Holland's half-brother, Wesley, was about to leave the island with Jessica when the young woman became ill. Betsy, even if she's slowly falling in love with Holland, tries to cure Jessica. But she must first listen to the old beliefs of the island's natives who consider Jessica as zombie.


The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Family, caring for sick?    -   Yes Lover is...    -   caretaker/doc/nurse

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   The Caribbean Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   drowning Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing

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