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White Zombie(1932)

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A modern source includes the following credits: Asst to prod, Sidney Marcus; Orig mus, Guy Bevier Williams, Xavier Cugat; Addl mus, Nathaniel Dett, Gaston Borch, Hugo Riesenfeld, Leo Kempenski, Hen Herkan, H. Maurice Jacquet; Op cam, J. Arthur Feindel; and Assistant Camera, Charles Bohny and Enzo Martinelli. Modern sources provide the following additional information about the production: Kenneth Webb, author of the play Zombie (New York, February 1932) sued the Halperins for the movie rights to the film, but the Halperins won the case. The film cost approximately $50,000 to produce, was funded by the New York firm Amusement Securities Corp., and was filmed at RKO Path and Universal Studios. According to actor Clarence Muse, some scenes were rewritten in part by Bela Lugosi, and he helped direct some retakes. Muse also noted that although another actor was originally hired to play the coach driver, Muse replaced him. Some footage of the previous actor's work was used in the film, however, that actor has not been identified. Modern sources note that Halperin Productions' 1936 sequel Revolt of the Zombies contained some footage from this film.