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In Fast Company (1946)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 22 June 1946 (USA)
The crooked manager of a taxicab company is out to drive the independent owners/drivers out of business through various tactics such as sabotage, beatings and intimidation. But he crosses ... See full summary »

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The crooked manager of a taxicab company is out to drive the independent owners/drivers out of business through various tactics such as sabotage, beatings and intimidation. But he crosses paths with "Slip" Mahoney, who is driving an independent cab as a favor, and the rest of the 'Bowery Boys," and this does not bode well for the crook and his henchmen. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A MAD MELEE of FIGHTS FUN AND HEART-THROBS! (original print ad - almost all caps) See more »


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22 June 1946 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The second of 48 Bowery Boys movies. See more »

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As the Bowery Boys force their way into Mr. McCormick's mansion, a hand from outside can be seen closing the front door behind them. See more »

Quotes

Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney: What's the matter with you, don't you know what happens when a man's sick in bed like that? They lock him up in a room and all day long he's inhaling air - pure h20 - and he dehales carbon monoxide. And that's where flowers come in. They condense all that carbon monoxide and then they give off pure oxygen. Course, that's what happens to you guys who won't go to school - you just won't learn nothin'.
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Followed by The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954) See more »

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On a Leash
29 March 2010 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

The gang saves a neighborhood cab co. from an outlaw rival.

Like the Marx Bros. or the Three Stooges, the Bowery Boys are best when bringing chaos into the well-ordered world of the rich or pretentious. Their's is a street tough brand of chaos, too moronic to be organized. Slip (Gorcey) may try, but the gang are like wacky billiard balls, causing the so-called leader to take out his frustration on the hapless Sach (Hall) in sometimes humorous fashion.

Too bad this entry doesn't get more of that energy on screen. It's actually a pretty dull affair. The one big set-piece, the packed telephone booth, goes on too long with no variation, soon losing its humor. Surprisingly, Hall and Gorcey remain pretty subdued without many of their usual wild antics. It's almost like the producers of this second series entry aren't sure the direction they want the series to take. At the same time, poor Bobby Jordan as the sometimes sane member looks a little lost. Still, it is a good chance to catch the lovely and classy Jane Randolph taking a break from her Cat People role.

The real problem, however, is with the premise. The rival cab company is simply filled with too many characters like the Boys. So the usual silly antics remain just that, silly, and aren't redeemed by puncturing the balloons of the high and mighty.


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