- Overview of I Walked with a Zombie, 1943, directed by Jacques Tourneur, with James Ellison, Frances Dee, Tom Conway, at Turner Classic Movies.
- Directed by Jacques Tourneur. With Frances Dee, Tom Conway, James Ellison, Edith Barrett. A young Canadian nurse (Betsy) comes to the West Indies to care.
- A nurse in the Caribbean resorts to voodoo to cure her patient, even though she's in love with the woman's husband. Along the way she discovers a few family.
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4.4/5.0 rating. See I Walked with a Zombie / The Body Snatcher (Horror Double Feature) on the Amazon Movies and TV store. Great savings on a wide range of. Critics Consensus: Evocative direction by Jacques Tourneur collides with the low -rent production values of exploitateer Val Lewton in I Walked with a Zombie.
" I Walked With A Zombie " is a deceptively adept film by often unrecognized master director Jacques Tourneur. The plot: A young Canadian nurse named Betsy (Francios Dee) comes to Haiti to care for Jessica (Christine Gordon), the wife of sugar plantation manager Paul Holland (James Ellison). Jessica, seemingly always in a nightgown, is in a purposeless stupor which the surrounding chanting and Voodoo respectful natives term "zombie".
Betsy is determined to prove to Paul her medicinal value and stops at virtually nothing, including attending a voodoo ceremony with her charge, to help cure Jessica of her unusual mind-erasure state. The exposure of Jessica to the natives only damages the situation as the superstitious locals now view her as on the 'living dead' and she must be further exorcized. Details of the family history slowly surface from many sources; Paul's doctoring mother, his jealous brother and a Calypso singer with clues imbedded in his lyrics. Romance curtly blossoms between Betsy and Paul as the natives grow more restless.
I preferred the ambiance of Tourneur's " Cat People " but there is no denying this films powerful blend of imagery, music and environment. The camerawork is a real treat as well. A hidden gem that many may dismiss for its repetitively abused title words. Don't let it deter you. A very worthwhile, if short and curious, film - out of.