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Ed and Bela (1986)

Legendary Z-film director Edward D. Wood, Jr., attempts to advance his own film career while resurrecting the fame of has-been horror star Bela Lugosi.

Directors:

Bart Aikens (co-director), Scott Allen Nollen (co-director)

Writers:

Bart Aikens (co-writer), Scott Allen Nollen (co-writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bart Aikens Bart Aikens ... Bela Lugosi
Ann Boris Ann Boris ... Lillian Lugosi
Robert Girardi Robert Girardi ... Tony McCoy
Bela Lugosi ... Self (archive footage)
Scott Allen Nollen Scott Allen Nollen ... The Director
Jim Singletary Jim Singletary ... Edward D. Wood, Jr.
George Yatchisin George Yatchisin ... Boris Karloff / Tor Johnson
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Legendary Z-film director Edward D. Wood, Jr., attempts to advance his own film career while resurrecting the fame of has-been horror star Bela Lugosi.

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This short film, made eight years before Tim Burton's "Ed Wood," is based on the true-life Hollywood adventures of actor Bela Lugosi and bad-film master director Edward D. Wood, Jr. Co-written, produced and directed by Scott Allen Nollen (auteur of the "PLAN" series, inspired by Wood's infamous "Plan 9 from Outer Space" [1959]) and Barton Aikens, then film students at the University of Iowa, "Ed and Bela" also features other communications and literature students, includes Robert P. Girardi (as Tony McCoy, who appears in Wood's "Bride of the Monster" [1956]), later to become a successful novelist. This 21-minute film is just as funny as Burton's film, yet far less offensive. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Iowa City, Iowa, USA

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Budget:

$1,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Scott Nollen Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Mono)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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