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Bela Lugosi Meets A Brooklyn Gorilla

Released 1952
Distributor Realart Pictures Inc.

After dutifully playing straight man for The East Side Kids, Abbott & Costello, The Ritz Brothers and Old Mother Riley, Bela faces his greatest challenge, stooging for the flash-in-the-pan duo of Mitchell and Petrillo. At least there’s a guy in a gorilla suit.

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About Joe Dante

Joe Dante is a lifelong film buff who turned his obsession into a career. He got his start cutting trailers for Roger Corman and later directed the hit movie Gremlins, as well as Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Innerspace and Small Soldiers for producer Steven Spielberg. His feature films include The Howling, Piranha, Matinee, The ‘burbs , Looney Tunes Back in Action, The Hole (first winner of the 3D Persol Award at the Venice Film Festival) and the zom-com Burying the Ex. His TV directing work includes: Police Squad, Amazing Stories, the HBO film The Second Civil War, the Masters of Horror titles Homecoming and The Screwfly Solution, and episodes of Eerie, Indiana, CSI: NY, Hawaii 5-0, Witches of East End, Legends of Tomorrow and Salem. His latest big screen credit is an episode of the upcoming Nightmare Cinema.