Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla 1952 — A Sci-fi / Horror Movie Trailer

Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla 1952 — A Sci-fi / Horror Movie Trailer

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A horror film that will stiffen you with laughter!
Brooklyn Chumps Become Island Monkeys In a Jungle Full of Laffs!

Two goofy entertainers meet a mad scientist on a jungle island. —Rod Crawford (

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… —Rod Crawford (

Brooklyn buddies (Duke Mitchell, Sammy Petrillo) are stranded on an island with a mad doctor (Bela Lugosi) who turns one of them into a gorilla.

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Jungle-dwelling natives find two long-haired bearded men dressed in frayed tuxedos asleep on the jungle floor and carry the men to their chief and his daughter who insists on protecting them. She mimes instructions that the men are to be dressed, shaven, and given haircuts, all of which is done while they are still asleep. Upon waking up, the men — Duke Mitchell and Sammy Petrillo — introduce themselves to the chief’s daughter Nona and recount that they were on their way “to do a show for the boys on Guam”, but opened the wrong door on the plane, fell out with their parachutes and have been living on wild berries and raw fish. Nona explains that her father is Chief Rakos and “this is the most southern fringe of the Zambuanga Group — the Island of Kola Kola”.

At that evening’s luau, Duke establishes a closer relationship with Nona, while Sammy is introduced to Nona’s overly-friendly plus-size “baby sister” Saloma, causing him to jump up, join the luau dancers and then perform a comedy routine, followed by Duke’s rendition of “‘Deed I Do”. Afterward, Nona tells Duke that she was educated in an American college to prepare her for ruling the island as its queen. When Duke inquires about leaving the island, Nona says, “perhaps Dr. Zabor can help you. He’s the only white man on the island. He lives on the other side of the island. He’s a scientist working on an experiment in evolution. He hired me as his assistant. Tomorrow I shall take you to him.” In the meantime, Saloma continues to chase Sammy through the jungle and kisses him goodnight while Duke and Nona share a kiss.

The following morning, upon arriving at Dr. Zabor’s Dracula-like castle, Nona, Duke, and Sammy are let in by the tall, heavily-built native servant Chula who goes to inform Dr. Zabor. When Dr. Zabor comes out to greet them, Duke thinks he knows him and Sammy reminds Duke, “Ain’t this the fellow that goes around with the hand and the faces, biting people on the neck and wearing capes?” “You’re crazy”, replies Duke, “Watch out for bats”, shouts Sammy. Dr. Zabor offers to help Duke and Sammy leave the island and offers them the hospitality of his castle and the use of his wardrobe.

In the laboratory, Dr. Zabor insists on the reluctant Nona that “You shall love me” as Chula ushers in the re-dressed Duke and Sammy who become interested in Dr. Zabor’s caged chimp Ramona. The castle is visited by the island’s law representative, Pepe Bordo, who has the only “wireless outfit” and promises to communicate with a passing ship. As Dr. Zabor accompanies Pepe Bordo to the outside, Duke and Nona kiss while Ramona pulls Sammy into her cage and locks the door.

In the evening, Duke walks Nona back to her village, Dr. Zabor drinks and broods over Nona’s reluctance and Sammy goes to bed alone, but Ramona opens her cage door, leaves the laboratory, goes upstairs, and climbs into bed with Sammy who winds up spending the night with Ramona in her cage, while Duke returns and goes to bed.

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