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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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Gabe Moreno
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Gloria Williams
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Bull Laguna (as Ben Weldon)
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'Evil-Eye' Fagin
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William Ruhl ...
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Danny the Dip
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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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7 December 1946 (USA)  »

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Hex Marks the Spot  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The fifth of 48 Bowery Boys movies. See more »

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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 »

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Slip Mahoney: Now Sach I want you to tell Mr. Raymond here just how anxious you are to be hypnotized.
Mr. Raymond, the Hypnotist: I'm afraid I noticed a certain expression of worry in his eyes.
Slip Mahoney: Oh that ain't worry. He's only got one expression and that has to cover a lot of territory.
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A Love Song to Remember
Written by Lou Herscher (as Louis Herscher)
Sung by Gale Robbins (uncredited)
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Bowery Boys #5
7 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

Mr. Hex (1946)

** (out of 4)

Slip (Leo Gorcey) and Sach (Huntz Hall) both have a crush on a young lady but she's had to put her singing dreams on hold due to taking care of her sick mother. Slip gets the bright idea to hypnotize Sach so that he thinks he's a top boxer and they can win a large prize and in return help the girl out with her singing. This is far from a bad movie but at the same time it's not a very good one either. The biggest problem with this film is that it really doesn't know what type of film it wants to be or what type of story it wants to go after. The movie starts off as a comedy and goes for the Sach is an idiot route with him being hypnotized and doing various silly things. The film then takes a side turn and centers on the singing career for a while and the bad guys she gets involved in. The final act of the film turns to more drama as these bad guys turn violent in some of their ways of handling things. I'm really not sure if Beaudine was the proper director for a film like this, although I'm sure he got the thing made on time and under budget. The movie is pretty uneven from start to finish and the final ten-minutes takes place inside the ring when Sach must try and fight a ringer even after the hex on him gets broken by "Eagle Eye" (Sammy Cohen). This entire sequence runs on way too long and there just aren't enough laughs to make it worth while. Cohen is certainly giving it his all with all the facial gestures but it just doesn't lead to laughs. The comic timing is missing as Gorcey tries to find the right coin to put the hex back on Sach. There are a few good moments early on including the scene where Sach first gets hypnotized but that's about it. This fifth entry in the Bowery Boys series is a disappointing one that only fans will want to check out.


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