Slip and Sach are working for a local newspaper as a reporter and photographer, respectively. Slip wants to get the goods on a local gambling ring that is fixing sporting events, so he and ...
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Slip gets fired from his job at a construction company for decking his boss. His sister, who got him a job at the company, is angry with him. Slip manages to get a job with the District ... See full summary »
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 »
When Sach eats too much sugar, he goes into a trance whereby he's able to predict the future. Slip tries to make some money off of Sach by using him as a fortune teller in a carnival, until... See full summary »
A man wins $50,000 in a card game with gamblers, but is soon found dead and the money missing. Slip and Sach find the money near where the body was discovered, and soon find themselves the ... See full summary »
Slip and Sach are working for a local newspaper as a reporter and photographer, respectively. Slip wants to get the goods on a local gambling ring that is fixing sporting events, so he and Sach go undercover to expose the ring. Unfortunately, their eagerness has unforeseen consequences when the leader of the criminal gang slaps a $4-million libel suit on the newspaper. Written by
Slip (Leo Gorcey) and Sach (Huntz Hall) find themselves working at a newspaper where they're helping another reporter trying to crack down on a sports fixing ring. The dumb duo end up getting a libel suit against the newspaper so they then must try and get an important photo to back up their story, which ties an important man to some gangsters. This seventh film in the series is certainly a step up from the previous few films due in large part to a better than average story. The movie isn't a complete screwball comedy as we do get some minor drama added in but what laughs are here are quite good. The story is the real key and what surprised me most was that they obviously put some thought into it because the plot dealing with them trying to get the goods on the bad guys was well drawn out. I thought the story also managed to cover the drama of having some goons going after the media pretty well. With that said, you do have to wonder how Slip or Sach got hired in the first place but this here would be putting too much thought into the story. We get a couple very good gags along the way including a hilarious sequence where the two idiots find themselves in a room with the real gangsters and they don't know it. The funny facial gestures from Gorcey really adds to this scene and Hall too comes off pretty good. The supporting cast of Bowery Boys are pretty much wasted, although Bobby Jordan does get a few more minutes on screen here. Bill Kennedy does a nice job as the real reporter and Ralph Dunn, Tim Ryan and Anthony Caruso are good as the thugs. There are still some pretty bad moments here including a really bad sequence where Sach is "blinded" by a kid picking on him. This entire scene doesn't contain a single laugh and actually comes off pretty embarrassing. With that said, the writing makes this entry better than you'd expect for fans of the series.
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