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Mr. Hex (1946)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Music | 7 December 1946 (USA)
Sach is given a post-hypnotic suggestion that turns him into a championship prizefighter.

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Sach Sullivan
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Whitey (as Billy Benedict)
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Gloria Williams
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Bull Laguna (as Ben Weldon)
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Mr. Raymond, the Hypnotist
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'Evil-Eye' Fagin
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Louie
William Ruhl ...
Mob Leader
Danny Beck ...
Danny the Dip
Rita Lynn ...
Mazie
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Billy Butterworth
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Sach is given a post-hypnotic suggestion that turns him into a championship prizefighter.

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HE'S GOT HOCUS in his FOCUS! When Leo Takes A Crack At Hypnotism Things Start Cracking Up All Over. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Music | Sport

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Passed | See all certifications »
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7 December 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hex Marks the Spot  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The story for this Bowery Boys entry was written by Jan Grippo, who was Leo Gorcey's agent and became his producing partner for the Bowery Boys films. This was the only story by Grippo to be produced. See more »

Goofs

During the final fight scene, Bobby and Whitey leave the ring corner to get a camera to stop Evil-Eye Fagin from counter acting the spell on Sach. The one scene shows the both of them with the photographer. The next scene shows Bobby back at the ring side trying to locate a missing/stolen coin and then the next scene shows Bobby back with the camera with Evil Eye Fagin. See more »

Quotes

Slip Mahoney: I understand perfectly but what do ya mean?
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Followed by Ghost Chasers (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

A Love Song to Remember
Written by Lou Herscher (as Louis Herscher)
Sung by Gale Robbins (uncredited)
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The Old Double Whammy
3 April 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Years ago Major League outfielder Jackie Jensen tried hypnotism to cure his fear of flying. I guarantee it did not work as well as the hypnotism that Leo Gorcey learns from Ian Keith to work on Huntz Hall to make him a fearless boxing champion.

The Bowery Boys are back and in Mr. Hex they try to make some money to help Gale Robbins's singing career by hypnotizing Hall to become fearless in the ring. But as with every good gimmick there's always someone to take advantage of it. In this case it's racketeer Ben Welden and he's got several tricks of his own to put the old Double Whammy on the plans of the Bowery Boys.

In fact what makes this particular Bowery Boys film memorable is the presence of Sammy Cohen as Evil Eye Fagin who flashes those pop eyes in any direction and the weak crumble. See how the Bowery Boys deal with him.

Mr. Hex is not too bad an entry in the Bowery Boys series. You'll love the final climax in the ring where Welden puts in a professional ringer and sends Evil Eye Fagin to weave his magic. Lots of laughs here.


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