Over the weekend, I watched “Bunny Lake is Missing” with Lawrence Olivier and Carol Lynley. It’s about a woman whose daughter has disappeared and many folks seem to think she has made up the daughter. I hadn’t really intended to watch it but the opening credits listed a handful of characters and then I noticed “The Zombies”. My curiosity about how you get American actress Carol Lynley, British legend Lawrence Olivier and The Zombies into one movie got the better of me.
At one point, Olivier, who plays a police inspector, takes Lynley to a pub to get something to eat. The tv above the bar is tuned to a channel playing a broadcast of The Zombies. They are not identified at all. Then in another scene, they can again be heard on a radio playing in the background. There is no reference to the band at all – and no indication of why The Zombies. I looked it up after the movie was finished and apparently 3 of the songs in the movie were written by them. But I couldn’t find anything that suggests how Otto Preminger (producer and director) hooked up with the band. I guess since the movie was shot over 55 years ago, we’ll probably never know.
How long do you think you’d survive in a zombie apocalypse?