Poor Bela, only four years from an early death and one year from being resurrected as Dracula in the Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. Still that was a successful comedy compared with this idiotic movie. The heroes are two Martin and Lewis look-alikes, Duke (Mitchell) and Sammy (Petrillo) who head for the jungle. One of the friendly natives falls for Duke, which annoys a mad scientist Dr Zabar (Lugosi) who turns the straight guy into a gorilla while the zany one makes a lot of noise. Then he wakes up. It’s all a dream. Or, for the audience, a nightmare.
Bela Lugosi (Dr. Zabor), Duke Mitchell (Himself), Sammy Petrillo (Himself), Charlita (Nona), Muriel Landers (Saloma), Al Kikume (Chief Rakos), Mickey Simpson (Chula), Milton Newberger (Bongo the Witch Doctor), Martín Garralaga (Pepe Bordo / Waiter), Steve Calvert (Gorilla), Ray Corrigan (Gorilla), Billy Wilkerson (Native Warrior),
Director: William Beaudine
Producer: Jack Broder
Script: Tim Ryan
Photographer: Charles Van Enger
USA / 74 minutes / 1952