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Gas House Kids Go West (1947)

Passed | | Adventure, Comedy, Sport | 12 June 1947 (USA)
The Gas House Kids take a job delivering an automobile to California, unaware that it is a stolen car. Upon their arrival, they discover a hot-car ring run by a crooked ranch foreman with ... See full summary »

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Chili Williams ...
Vince Barnett ...
Steve
William Wright ...
Jim Kingsley
Lela Bliss ...
Mrs. Crowley
Ronn Marvin ...
Pulaski
Ray Dolciame ...
Corky
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Alfalfa (as Carl Switzer)
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Orvie (as Bennie Bartlett)
Rudy Wissler ...
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The Gas House Kids take a job delivering an automobile to California, unaware that it is a stolen car. Upon their arrival, they discover a hot-car ring run by a crooked ranch foreman with lecherous designs on the rancher's daughter. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Ugghh!!!
30 January 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

There currently is one other review for "Gas House Kids Go West" and it was so positive about the film I decided to give it a watch. Well, suffice to say I was NOT so enamored by the film...in fact, I hated it. It was rather dumb...like a third-rate copy of the Bowery Boys...which is saying a lot because the Bowery Boys weren't all that good either!

When the film begins, the gang beat up on a really annoying guy because they don't like 'sissies' who danced about in a ballet costume. As for the victim, he really turns out to be annoying...so annoying I actually wanted to see them beat the snot out of him. However, when they play a big basketball game, it really gets dumb....and you just have to see it to believe how dumb it and the same ballet guy could be!

Soon after this travesty of American film (i.e., the god-awful basketball game), the gang take their money and buy a piece of crap car so they can drive to California. However, instead the dealer offers them an incredible offer...incredible because this free car ride actually gets them mixed up with a stolen car. Somehow they avoid being arrested and end up on a ranch...where they seem ill- suited since they are all morons. There, they discover that the car was stolen and the gang saves the day.

Overall, this film looks like someone thought "let's get some ugly ex-stars from the Our Gang films (Alfalfa Switzer and Tommy Bond) and scripts so bad that Monogram Pictures wouldn't be caught dead making them and see what happens". Not particularly enjoyable but it was nice to see a young Jay Silverheels in a small role in his pre-Lone Ranger days. They made two other films for PRC (possibly the worst studio in Hollywood history)...though I can't for the life of me imagine I'd ever watch them.


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