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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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A horror film that will stiffen you with laughter! See more »


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Release Date:

8 October 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Boys from Brooklyn  »

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$50,000 (estimated)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »


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 My Friend Irma (1949) See more »


Too Soon
by Nick Therry
Sung by Duke Mitchell (uncredited)
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Dated but not all that bad!
25 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you have ever seen early M&L films like My Friend Irma, You can see that Sammy Pettrillo did a great impression of Jerry Lewis. In the early films Lewis was annoying with his high squeaky voice etc. This was captured perfectly by Sammy. OK so the production value was not great, but the movie was made on a shoe string budget in 9 days. The film is silly but enjoyable and if you watch it for what it is----silly 1950s entertainment you will have fun watching. The movie reminds me of the Abbott and Costello haunted house movies. I think that for a B movie it's silly enough to be funny.

Bela Lugosi puts in a fine performance. Duke Mitchell sings a few songs. The rest is just escapist entertainment.

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