The Bela that we know was scary Till forced by the vino to tarry With clowns Bud and Lou, Mother Riley (It's true!), And finally fake Dino and Jerry.
Donald B. Benson
Top: Bela Lugosi and Arthur Lucan (Mother Riley) in Mother Riley Meets the Vampires (1952). Above: Poster for Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (William Beaudine; 1952), co-starring nightclub comedians Duke Mitchell and Sammy Petrillo in roles approximating the then popular duo of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.