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Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952)

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

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Duke Mitchell ...
Duke Mitchell
Sammy Petrillo ...
Sammy Petrillo
Charlita ...
Nona
Muriel Landers ...
Saloma
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Chief Rakos
Mickey Simpson ...
Chula
Milton Newberger ...
Bongo - the Witch Doctor
Martin Garralaga ...
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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A horror film that will stiffen you with laughter! 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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Trivia

Released in October 1952, this film attempted to take advantage of the very successful Dean Martin-Jerry Lewis films: My Friend Irma (1949), My Friend Irma Goes West (1950), At War with the Army (1950), That's My Boy (1951), Sailor Beware (1952) and Jumping Jacks (1952). See more »

Quotes

Duke Mitchell: You know, someday I'm gonna let you fry in your own grease!
Sammy Petrillo: Could you make it chicken fat, maybe?
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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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Too Soon
by Nick Therry
Sung by Duke Mitchell (uncredited)
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Not nearly as bad as legend has it.
4 August 2000 | by (Blacksburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Okay, once you get past the fact that Mitchell and Petrillo are Dean and Jerry knockoffs, you could do worse than this film. Charlita as Princess Nona is great eye candy, Lugosi does his best with the material he's given, and the production values, music especially (except for the vocals) are better than you'd think for the $50k cost of production. The final glimpses of the characters are a hoot. Written by Tim Ryan, a minor actor in late Charlie Chan films, and husband of Grannie on the Beverly Hillbillies. All in all, WAY better than many late Lugosi cheapies.


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