The Bowery Boys--Slip, Sach, Bobby, Whitey & Chuck--start their own exterminating service, and get a job which takes them to a spooky old abandoned mansion in the middle of the night. ... See full summary »
The Bowery Boys--Slip, Sach, Bobby, Whitey & Chuck--start their own exterminating service, and get a job which takes them to a spooky old abandoned mansion in the middle of the night. Meeting up with pal Gabe and his new French bride, the boys are tormented by mad scientists who try to convince them the place is haunted and then kidnap Sach in order to place his brain inside a gorilla. Written by
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Leader Leo Gorcey (as Slip) and "The Bowery Boys" graduate from extermination school, and get off on a ghost-busting assignment. Actually, Huntz Hall (as Sach) is the school "dunce", and doesn't really graduate; but, he goes along anyway. Eventually, Mr. Hall is strapped down on an operating table, where mad doctor Douglass Dumbrille (as Coslow) intends to cut out his brain - and implant it in a gorilla!
The "old dark house" plot was dug up fairly often by Gorcey's groups (earliest in 1940's "Boys of the City"), with surprisingly little success. This "Spook Busters" is neither spooky nor funny. In a desperate attempt to induce chuckles, the climax is done in slow-motion. Gabriel Dell and supporting team players Bobby Jordan (as Bobby), William "Billy" Benedict (as Whitey), and David Gorcey (as Chuck) valiantly try to help.
*** Spook Busters (8/24/46) William Beaudine ~ Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Douglass Dumbrille, Bobby Jordan
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