DEAN, JERRY, DUKE, SAMMY, BELA, AND UNCLE PETE

UNCLE PETE AND EL VATO SENDING OUT ANOTHER DARK VAULT GEM

     It’s clones in the VAULT and clones in the film this week with UNCLE PETE in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!  Join us as we bring you the wacky romantic music filled comedy horror classic Bela Lugosi Meets A Brooklyn Gorilla.  It stars Duke Michell as Duke Mitchell and Sammy Petrillo as Sammy Petrillo in their only cinematic outing presenting their clone-like impersonations of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (another couple of actor/singer/comic type guys who also had movie and recording careers of sorts, or so I’ve heard).

SAMMY , DUKE AND NONA AT THE SHINDIG

Duke and Sammy, flying on their way to entertain the troops stationed in Guam, mistake the Out Door for the powder room and wind up landing on a deserted (or so they think) island (good thing they were wearing their parachutes).  It turns out they have landed on the very inhabited island of Kola Kola (Cola Cola?) at the far end of the Zamboanga group (and as you may know, the monkeys have no tails in Zamboanga – but that’s another song…).  The chief’s daughter Nona (played by Charlita) saves the boys’ lives and sparks begin to fly between Nona and Dukey.  But, there’s a fly, or more accurately a Mad Scientist, in the ointment.  Nona relays that there is a castle nearby owned by Dr. Zabor (Bela Lugosi) that the natives avoid like a porcupine in a nudist colony.  But since Nona happens to have a job as a lab assistant with the Doctor, Duke and Sammy head up there to see about getting off the island.  Unfortunately, Zabor also has eyes for Nona and decides to get Duke out of the way by using him as the donor for his brain transfer experiment involving a big ol’ gorillillilla.  As might be expected, wacky hi-jinx ensue!  This 1952 gem from director William Beaudine also features Ramona the Chimp, and you gotta love any movie with a Ramona in it.    

UNCLE PETE SPREADS ADVICE ON THE AIRWAVES

     UNCLE PETE gets a bit of a disappointment concerning the showing of a big name Hollywood feature presentation and slips into s little flashback to his days as host of a radio advice phone-in show with some interesting callers.  But he also manages to dig up not one, but two, helpings of our favorite cartoon cutie, Betty Boop, with 1933’s The Old Man Of The Mountain (also featuring Cab Calloway and His Orchestra) and 1932’s Betty Boop’s Bamboo Isle!  Pull out your sarongs, your grass skirts and your half coconut drinking cup things.  It’s two hours of songs, dances, and snappy patter (and flashbacks) with UNCLE PETE and Bela Lugosi Meets A Brooklyn Gorilla, the feature presentation this week (Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 10PM on channel 4) in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

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~ by UNCLE PETE on May 4, 2012.

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