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Jane Randolph ...
Judy Clark ...
Mabel Dumbrowski
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William 'Billy' Benedict ...
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Steve Trent
Marjorie Woodworth ...
Sally Turner
Charles D. Brown ...
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Patrick McCormick
Luis Alberni ...
Tony - Fruit Vendor
Mary Gordon ...
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Bernard Gorcey ...
George Eldredge ...
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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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They're WILD, WONDERFUL & WACKY! (original ad - many caps) See more »


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22 June 1946 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Film debut (uncredited) of Paul Picerni. 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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"It's about time we took some drastic measurements."
10 December 2015 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The second in Monogram's Bowery Boys series starring the always funny Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall. Well, always funny to me, anyway. Gorcey's malapropisms and Hall's buffoonery might not be high comedy to some but I get a kick out of them. The plot to this one has Gorcey's Slip Mahoney becoming a taxicab driver, which leads to he and his friends becoming involved in a feud with a rival cab company. In addition to Gorcey and Hall, the Boys includes Bobby Jordan as Bobby, William Benedict as Whitey, and Leo's brother David Gorcey as Chuck. This was David's first Bowery Boys film. In keeping with the theme of nepotism, Leo's father Bernard makes his first appearance as series regular Louie, the ice cream parlor owner. Douglas Fowley makes for a hissable villain. Jane Randolph, Judy Clark, and Marjorie Woodworth provide the pretty. It's a decent entry with some good lines and gags. The phone booth bit is a highlight. Far from the Boys' best but fun.


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