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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Bizarre Comedy Relief Character in "The Ape Man" (Bela Lugosi, 1943) (video)

Besides the sight of a seemingly embarrassed Bela Lugosi reduced to acting like an ape...

...the weirdest thing about this film is a mysterious "comedy relief" character played by Ralph Littlefield.

Billed as "Zippo", he first sets up the story and provides exposition.

Then he keeps popping up at odd intervals for no apparent reason...

...until the strange "breaking the fourth wall" ending reveals his identity.

I neither own nor claim any rights to this material.  Just having some fun with it.  Thanks for watching!


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