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Hold That Line (1952)

Approved | | Action, Comedy, Sport | 23 March 1952 (USA)
In a precursor to Trading Places (1983), the Bowery Boys are enrolled in a fancy college by a pair of rich snobs who think they can turn the Boys into classy guys. Sach becomes a football ... See full summary »

Director:

William Beaudine

Writers:

Tim Ryan (screenplay), Charles R. Marion (screenplay) | 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, a.k.a. Hurricane Jones
John Bromfield ... Biff Wallace
Veda Ann Borg ... Candy Calin
Mona Knox ... Katie Wayne
Gloria Winters ... Penny Wells
Taylor Holmes ... Dean Forrester
Bernard Gorcey ... Louie Dumbrowsky / Morris Dumbrowsky
Gil Stratton ... Junior (as Gil Stratton Jr.)
David Gorcey ... Chuck (as David Conden)
Benny Bartlett ... Butch (as David Bartlett)
Francis Pierlot Francis Pierlot ... A.J. Billingsley
Pierre Watkin ... Morgan T. Stanhope
Robert Nichols Robert Nichols ... Harold Lane (as Bob Nichols)
Paul Bryar ... Coach Rowland
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In a precursor to Trading Places (1983), the Bowery Boys are enrolled in a fancy college by a pair of rich snobs who think they can turn the Boys into classy guys. Sach becomes a football star, and is kidnapped by gangsters to keep him out of the big game. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Action | Comedy | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1952 (USA) See more »

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Monogram Pictures See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The 25th of 48 Bowery Boys movies released from 1946 to 1958. See more »

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A shadow of the boom microphone can be seen moving back and forth on the door in the dean's office as he's dressing down the boys after the explosion. See more »

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Followed by Jalopy (1953) See more »

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An okay one.
12 September 2019 | by pmtelefonSee all my reviews

"Hold That Line" is not the best Bowery Boys movie. That doesn't mean it's a bad movie. It's just not as good as some of the others. This movie does have its fair share of laughs. But even at very short running time (67 mins), it feels a little long. "Hold That Line" is worth the watch. It's just more silly than it is funny.


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