THANKSGIVING WEEK WRAP-UP – FLASHBACKS AND A GORILLA
We’ve got another great OXNARD show coming up in a world premier set to air on December 21st, but to finish up OXNARD month, we’ve got another furry creature and some cinematic clones 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.
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 island of Kola Kola 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 Mad Scientist in the ointment at a castle nearby owned by Dr. Zabor (Bela Lugosi). Nona happens to have a job as a lab assistant with the Doctor, so 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.
Back at the VAULT, UNCLE PETE slips into a flashback of his days as host of a radio advice phone-in show with some interesting callers. But he also manages to dig up 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, November 30, 2013 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!