Bela Lugosi Meets A Brooklyn Gorilla (1952)
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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...
A horror film that will stiffen you with laughter!
Title: Bela Lugosi Meets A Brooklyn Gorilla
Release Date: September 04, 1952
Runtime: 74 mins
All Genres: Horror, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 2.2
Buried.com Rating: 3.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With B
Bela Lugosi ...Dr. Zabor
Duke Mitchell ...Duke Mitchell
Sammy Petrillo ...Sammy Petrillo
Muriel Landers ...Saloma
Al Kikume ...Chief Rakos
Mickey Simpson ...Chula
Milton Newberger ...Bongo, the Witch Doctor
Martin Garralaga ...Pepe Bordo / Waiter
Steve Calvert ...Gorilla
Ray Corrigan ...The Gorilla
Billy Wilkerson ...Native Warrior
Leo 'Ukie' Sherin
Bela Lugosi Meets A Brooklyn Gorilla Horror Film Trailer 1
"'DEED I DO"
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- A horror film that will stiffen you with laughter!
- Brooklyn Chumps Become Island Monkeys In a Jungle Full of Laffs!
- Sammy Petrillo: This looks like Death not only took a holiday, but he got a hangover from taking it.
Dr. Zabor: And you better get some laughs this time, or you'll be collecting unemployment insurance.
Duke Mitchell: Don't mind my friend. He has a one-syllable brain.
Duke Mitchell: You know, someday I'm gonna let you fry in your own grease! Sammy Petrillo: Could you make it chicken fat, maybe?
- Filmed in nine days on a budget of $50,000.
This is the only known existing filmed record showing Duke Mitchell and Sammy Petrillo doing their act, which was a blatant imitation of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (Lewis, in fact, later sued Petrillo for copying his act so closely).
In his research and preparation for playing Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood (1994), 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)".
Ramona the chimp was played by 'Cheeta', from the Tarzan movies.
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).
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