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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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Cast

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Saloma
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Chief Rakos
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Milton Newberger ...
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Pepe Bordo / Waiter
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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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A horror film that will stiffen you with laughter! See more »

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8 October 1952 (USA)  »

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The Boys from Brooklyn  »

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Budget:

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

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In his research and preparation for playing Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood (1994), the biopic of cult director Edward D. Wood Jr., Martin Landau watched this film three times stunned, saying that it was so bad "it made the Ed Wood films look like Gone with the Wind (1939)". See more »

Quotes

Dr. Zabor: And you better get some laughs this time, or you'll be collecting unemployment insurance.
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'Deed I Do
by Walter Hirsch & Fred Rose
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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