Monday, April 21, 2014

YOU'LL FIND OUT / RKO Radio Pictures - 1940

It's Monsterous Monday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. Here's a rare movie that's the only time Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and Peter Lorre appeared together on the screen! There's plenty of fun to be had, and, the fun never lets up with a hefty budget of $353,000!

Eegah!! sent over a musical soundclip from the beginning of the show, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there by the ghost mask assortment, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula! Here's our audio offering for... YOU'LL FIND OUT!

And, there's a special second soundclip at the end you'll definitely want to check out.

Kay Kayser was a popular Radio personality along with his talented band members, and, he starred in 12 movies between 1939-45. Here he is asking audience members silly questions related to music.

Kay's band manager books them for a birthday party bash for an heiress at a spooky old mansion! There's always plenty of clowning around going on, as you can well imagine.

Here's Boris as Judge Mainwaring, this is the look of disdain he exhibits throughout the flick! Blogger the Gremlin is still up to it's same old mischief, tinting cretain photos sepia, or washing them out, so, it's not our fault...

Then, Bela pops in, he plays Prince Saliano, mystic!

The first time we see Peter is at the window, he's Fenninger!

Kay and the band do their act for the guests, which includes lots of get-ups and Ish Kabibble as the sad ice cream man. The droll Ish was also Kay's real band manager.

I just had to show another wonderful photo of Boris, boy, if looks could kill!

One of the guests gets a near death experience when the chandelier (with a giant metal spike) nearly makes her a dish-kabob!

Kay goes exploring and finds all kinds of interesting things!

Classic shot of the wrecking crew, first and only film appearance together!

Here's our hero, he blows up the bad guys with dynamite and doesn't even get a damn credit, c'mon man, what gives?!!

Okay, it's 1940, look at how far ahead of it's time this voice enhancing gadget was, check out this amazing soundclip!.. Harry On The SONAVOX Machine...


Eegah!! said...

The Sonavox is 100% weirdsville!

Grant said...

Yes, when that machine is playing you forget you're watching a horror COMEDY. There's probably never been a spookier voice during a movie séance.

Greg Goodsell said...

GORGEOUS photos of Boris, Bela and Peter!

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