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Bowery Bombshell (1946)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 20 July 1946 (USA)
Slip (Leo Gorcey), Sach (Huntz Hall), Bobby (Bobby Jordan), Whitey (William Benedict) and Chuck (David Gorcey) unsuccessfully try to sell a dilapidated car to a street cleaner for a ... See full summary »

Director:

Phil Karlson

Writers:

Edmond Seward (original screenplay), Tim Ryan (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ... Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
Huntz Hall ... Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones
Bobby Jordan ... Bobby
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Whitey (as Billy Benedict)
David Gorcey ... Chuck
Teala Loring ... Cathy Smith
Sheldon Leonard ... Ace Deuce Baker
Daun Kennedy ... Maizie (as Dawn Kennedy)
James Burke ... Detective O'Malley
Vince Barnett ... Street Cleaner
William 'Wee Willie' Davis ... Moose McCall (as Wee Willie Davis)
William Ruhl William Ruhl ... Henchman Spike
Emmett Vogan Emmett Vogan ... Mr. Johnson
Bernard Gorcey ... Louie Dumbrowsky
Milton Parsons ... Professor Schnackenberger
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Storyline

Slip (Leo Gorcey), Sach (Huntz Hall), Bobby (Bobby Jordan), Whitey (William Benedict) and Chuck (David Gorcey) unsuccessfully try to sell a dilapidated car to a street cleaner for a fabulous amount, so they can get enough money to save Louie's (Bernard Gorcey) Malt Shop. Sidewalk photographer Cathy Smith (Teala Loring) snaps a pictures of three bank robbers as they are fleeing a robbery but when the Bowery Boys and Cathy realize that Sach is also in the photograph, they break into the photo lab to destroy the negative, which might make the police think Sach was involved in the robbery. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

THEY'RE TAKING THE TOWN APART! America's favorite roughnecks declare war on gangland! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hot Money See more »

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Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The third of 48 Bowery Boys movies. See more »

Quotes

Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney: Would you do me a favor, Whitey? Unpeel your optics and peruse the accompanying print.
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Followed by Clipped Wings (1953) See more »

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Written by Lou Herscher and Ruth Herscher
Sung by Daun Kennedy (as Dawn Kennedy)
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Bowery Bombshell (1946) ***
29 March 2010 | by JoeKarlosiSee all my reviews

Good all-out comedy in the Bowery Boys series has the gang in trouble when gullible Sach (Huntz Hall) gets his photo taken outside a bank that's in the process of being robbed. With a $1,000 reward offered for his capture, Slip (Leo Gorcey) and his friends have to get Sach out of a jam and try to foil the real gangsters (lead by old standby Sheldon Leonard). This results in some funny comical bits from an overly-animated Gorcey, including his disguised impression of a slow-talking crime boss called Midge Casalotti, who confronts Leonard. A worthwhile early offering from the Boys.

*** out of ****


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