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Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952)

Two goofy entertainers meet a mad scientist on a jungle island.

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Duke Mitchell ...
Duke Mitchell
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Sammy Petrillo
Charlita ...
Nona
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Saloma
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Chief Rakos
Mickey Simpson ...
Chula
Milton Newberger ...
Bongo - the Witch Doctor
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Pepe Bordo / Waiter
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Storyline

Entertainers Mitchell and Petrillo (Martin & Lewis clones) parachute into the jungles of the Pacific island of Cola-Cola, where they meet primitive tribesmen, the chief's sarong-clad daughter Nona, and mad scientist Dr. Zabor conducting experiments in evolution. Jealous of Mitchell's relations with Nona, Zabor has just the thing to make a monkey of him... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Brooklyn Chumps Become Island Monkeys In a Jungle Full of Laffs! See more »

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8 October 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Boys from Brooklyn  »

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$50,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ramona the chimp was played by Cheetah, from the Tarzan movies. See more »

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Sammy Petrillo: This looks like Death not only took a holiday, but he got a hangover from taking it.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Glen or Glenda (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Too Soon
by Nick Therry
Sung by Duke Mitchell (uncredited)
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Jungle hi-jinx , a mad scientist, and a gorilla
1 November 1998 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

No doubt, this was an obvious attempt to rip-off Martin & Lewis at the height of their popularity. That said, this is a funny movie. Perhaps if M&L had stayed together, stuck to basic comedy, like this, their pictures wouldn't seem so dated today. Alright, so 'the Duke' is no 'Dino'...but Petrillo gives rise to the thought that perhaps we really didn't need Lewis. Ray 'Crash' Corrigan is in the gorilla suit.


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