Friday, May 13, 2011


Hello everbloody, welcome to a Friday The 13th/Friday Night Drive-In with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!! The alternate title of this flick is THEY SAVED HITLER'S BRAIN. The story's about Nazi doctors who save Hitler's head (brain), and, now it's giving orders on the small tropical island of Mandoras!

The original music is by Don Hulette, who had 16 composing credits that includes GIRL SHY (redone music for silent movie), SPEEDY (redone music for silent movie), HORROR HIGH, DEATH MACHINES, BREAKER! BREAKER! and STARHOPS. The rockin' music in the club is by anybloody's guess...

Let's get this Friday The 13th party started! Over there, next to the soda machine, is our fuzziest Dungeon helper, Ralphie The Tarantula! He's here for one reason, that is, to push the big red 'GO' button and start our Eariffic Earclip for... THE MADMEN OF MANDORAS!

Here's a good place to start tonite's story, with a stiff drink!

While visiting Mandoras, Phil and Kathy Day meet Camino Padua, he tells them a disturbing story about what happened to Hitler after WWII. Phil is played by Kerwin Matthews look alike, Walter Stocker, who did mainly TV work.

Padua is played by Carlos Rivas, you'll remember that face from THE BEAST OF HOLLOW MOUNTAIN and THE BLACK SCORPION. Carlos also played Lun Tha in THE KING AND I.

Camino continues to tell about how Nazi scientists and doctors removed Hitler's head, which is alive, then took it to a secret location.

They're rockin' out at the club, as heard in the cool soundclip!

Here's kitten, Suzanne Coleman, telling Phil and Kathy about the 'shaved cats' who kidnapped her. They were the craziest!!

Phil seems distracted. And, wife Kathy's right there, even though you don't see her in the pics!

Just another day in Mandoras. Nestor Paiva plays the mayor, you'll remember Nestor from these cult classics... MIGHTY JOE YOUNG, CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, REVENGE OF THE CREATURE, TARANTULA and THE MOLE PEOPLE! Nestor died in 1966 at the age of 61 with 290 acting credits.

Bill Freed plays Hitler. THEY SAVED HITLER'S BRAIN was the TV version, released 5 years later with added and subtracted footage!

It's rumored that Dick Cheney got some of his ideas for 'enhanced interrogation' from this flick, no kidding!!

What, the master race is only a stupid head?!

When Hitler can't fall asleep, his babysitter takes him for a ride in the Mercedes and tells him a bedtime story.

The good guys locate the Nazi's secret hideout in the hills (Bronson Canyon).

Camino tosses a grenade at Hitler's Mercedes Benz and scores a hit! In basic training at Fort Lewis, we all got to toss a live grenade! Wasn't my favorite thing to do.

Sucker gots whut he deserved!!


Wow, Ralphie gets to push another button tonite, this one's for... MIGHTY MOUSE!

The story starts with this lil' mousette getting a mysterious package delivered to his front door.

There's a space helmut in the package, he puts it on and is pulled into space by a magnetic force and taken to a giant castle on an asteroid!

When Mighty Mouse tries on one of the helmuts, the same thing happens to him.

He has to battle a giant robot and a pair of fire breathing dragons!

Mighty Mouse destroys the robot and finds a tiny, kindly old scientist inside. The scientist explains that he was just getting kids to come and play on all the fun amusements he made for them!

Happy Friday The 13th Everbloody!!..


Prof. Grewbeard said...

just saw this version recently, the weird, mis-matched-eras 70s version is entertaining in it's own right but i guess this is "better"...

one of my favorite Mighty Mouse cartoons! surrrre, he just wants the kids to ride his rides!...

Eegah!! said...

One of my favourite music clips!!

Realm Of Retro said...

RE: "They saved Hitler's Brain"

It doesn't get any
better than this!

A decapitated Hitler-head in a glass
jar screaming orders to his deputy,
who mysteriously resembles
German rocket scientist Werner Von Braun!

LOL! I have to watch this again..

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