Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Days of Wine and Bozos

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.


Ray said...

Hat's off, Mr. Benson, for a stunner of a title.

surly hack said...

Ray, Donald often contributes titles to the lims I write. He's good.

And welcome aboard the sinking ship LimerWreck.

Surly Hil