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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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Chief Rakos
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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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8 October 1952 (USA)  »

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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

Producer Jack Broder had seen an interview with Bela Lugosi in which the actor mentioned that he'd like to do more comedy so he quickly assembled this comic assignment for him. 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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Featured in The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made (2004) See more »

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'Deed I Do
by Walter Hirsch & Fred Rose
Sung by Duke Mitchell (uncredited)
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But It's Bella Lugosi
18 February 2002 | by (Staten Island, New York) – See all my reviews

OK, so the stars are a poor (very poor) imitation of Martin & Lewis. Yes, the movie is a lot on the low budget and bad side. Yet, it's Bela Lugosi! From great movies like Dracula, Island of Lost Souls and The Black Cat to bombs like Plan 9 from Outer Space, Bride of the Monster and Mother Riley Meets the Vampire, Bela makes it worth your time in one way or another.

I like this film. It's silly and not very good, but it makes me laugh. Therefore, I'm entertained and that's the whole idea.


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