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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 ...
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Sammy Petrillo ...
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Charlita ...
Nona
Muriel Landers ...
Saloma
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Chief Rakos
Mickey Simpson ...
Chula
Milton Newberger ...
Bongo - the Witch Doctor
Martin Garralaga ...
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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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Horror | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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8 October 1952 (USA)  »

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The Boys from Brooklyn  »

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$50,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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Duke Mitchell: Don't mind my friend. He has a one-syllable brain.
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References Road to Bali (1952) See more »

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'Deed I Do
by Walter Hirsch & Fred Rose
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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