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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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FAST, FURIOUS and FUNNY... Those Riotous Rascals Are On The Loose Again! See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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22 June 1946 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

The second of 48 Bowery Boys movies. See more »

Goofs

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

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Meredith - Butler: I am not Mr. McCormick. I am the butler.
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney: Well, would you send McCormick down? We'd like to talk to him.
Meredith - Butler: I'm sorry, Mr. McCormick is indisposed.
Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones: Well how far is that from here? Can you reach him by phone?
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Followed by Smugglers' Cove (1948) See more »

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How Many Bowery Boys Can You Fit in a Phone Booth?
28 March 2009 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

When a competing driver won't succumb to pressure, New York City's crooked "Red Circle Cab" company derails him in an accident, overturning his cab. While the driver recuperates, a local Priest recruits "helpful lad" Leo Gorcey (as Slip Mahoney) to drive the rival "Cassidy" company cab. Sacrificing a night out with angelic girlfriend Judy Clark (as Mabel Dumbrowski), Mr. Gorcey clashes with the criminal "Red Circle" cabs. Gorcey quickly employs "The Bowery Boys": Huntz Hall (as Sach), Bobby Jordan (as Bobby), William "Billy" Benedict (as Whitey), and David Gorcey (as Chuck) to humorously help make amends.

"In Fast Company" is above average for "The Bowery Boys", but nothing special overall. In this film, (Leo's father) Bernard Gorcey, who had been appearing in the series films regularly, receives his familiar character name "Louie Dumbrowski" (herein, proprietor of "Louie's Ice Cream Parlor"). Good moments include an entertaining fruit stand owner (nicely played by Luis Alberni), a seltzer water sequence, and an early example of "telephone booth stuffing" (or, How many people can you fit in a telephone booth?). Since telephone booth stuffing became a fad in the 1950s, it looks like "The Bowery Boys" were ahead of the curve.

***** In Fast Company (6/22/46) Del Lord ~ Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, William 'Billy' Benedict


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