the gorilla (1939)

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George Burns and Gracie Allen (top of car),Bela Lugosi (right) and WC Fields (under car )-INTERNATIONAL HOUSE (1933)

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So-how many comedies did Lugosi appear in? -hmmm…

.50 MILLION FRENCHMEN (1931) with Olsen and Johnson

.BROADMINDED (1931) with Joe E. Brown

.HOLLYWOOD ON PARADE short (#A-8,1933) with Bonnie Poe as Betty Boop!

.INTERNATIONAL HOUSE (1933) with WC Fields and Burns and Allen

.the GIFT OF GAB (1934) with Karloff

.the GORILLA (1939) with the Ritz Bros.

.NINOTCHKA (1`939) with Garbo

.YOU’LL FIND OUT (1940) with Kay Kayser,Karloff and Peter Lorre

.SPOOKS RUN WILD (1941) with the East Side Kids

.GHOSTS ON THE LOOSE (1943) with the East Side Kids

.ONE BODY TOO MANY (1944) with Jack Haley

.ZOMBIES ON BROADWAY (1945) with Brown and Carney

.GENIUS AT WORK (1946) with Brown and Carney

.ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948) with Abbott and Costello

.TEXACO STAR THEATER  (TV-1949) with Milton Berle

.the PAUL WINCHELL SHOW (TV-1950) with Paul Winchell

.VAMPIRE OVER LONDON (1952) aka MOTHER RILEY MEETS THE VAMPIRE aka MY SON THE VAMPIRE (1952) with  Arthur Lucan aka Old Mother Riley

.BELA LUGOSI MEETS A  BROOKLYN GORILLA (1952) with Martin and Lewis imitators Duke Mitchell and Sammy Petrillo

.the RED SKELTON HOUR (TV-1954) with Red Skelton,Vampira aka Maila Nurmi and Lon Chaney Jr

Lionel Atwill

He appeard in-among so many others-

.DR.X (1932)

.the VAMPIRE BAT (1933)

.MYSTERY IN THE WAX MUSEUM (1933)

.MURDERS IN THE ZOO (1933)

.MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935)

.the GORILLA (1939)

.SON OF FRANKENSTEIN (1939)

.the HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (1939)

.MAN MADE MONSTER (1941)

.the MAD DOCTOR OF MARKET STREET (1942)

.the GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN (1942)

.the STRANGE CASE OF DR.RX (1942)-which this photo is from.

..NIGHT MONSTER (1942)

.FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN (1943)

.CAPTAIN AMERICA (1944)

.HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1944)

HOUSE OF DRACULA (1945)

GENIUS AT WORK (1946)

his last film-He died in 1946.