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Angels' Alley (1948)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  7 March 1948 (USA)
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Slip invites his cousin Jimmy to stay with his family after he is released from prison. However, Jimmy soon gets mixed up with an auto-theft ring. While trying to help Jimmy get out of the ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Huntz Hall ...
Gabriel Dell ...
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Whitey (as Billy Benedict)
David Gorcey ...
Nestor Paiva ...
Rosemary La Planche ...
Daisy Harris
Geneva Gray ...
Josie O'Neill
Benny Bartlett ...
Harry 'Jag' Harmon (as Bennie Bartlett)
John Eldredge ...
Asst. Dist. Atty. John Willis
Father O'Hanlon
Thomas Menzies ...
Boomer O'Neill (as Tommy Menzies)
Mary Gordon ...
Mrs. Mamie Mahoney
Dick Paxton ...
Jockey Burns (as Richard Paxton)


Slip invites his cousin Jimmy to stay with his family after he is released from prison. However, Jimmy soon gets mixed up with an auto-theft ring. While trying to help Jimmy get out of the gang, Slip is implicated in a warehouse break-in that was actually committed by Jimmy and the auto theft ring. Written by

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7 March 1948 (USA)  »

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The ninth of 48 Bowery Boys movies. See more »


Tony 'Piggy' Locarno: Don't you think you better get out of here before I get mad?
Father O'Hanlon: You know, I can get mad once in a while too.
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Diminishing Dead End Returns
13 June 2009 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This is a woefully lackluster attempt to revisit some of the original "Dead End" and "Angels…" themes from the original 1930s film series. The strained, more serious "Angels' Alley" storyline isn't helped by the ill-fitting comic antics of Leo Gorcey (as Slip Mahoney) and Huntz Hall (as Sach Jones). William "Billy" Benedict (as Whitey) and David Gorcey (as Chuck) make the most of their small roles. Perhaps acting wisely, Bobby Jordan (as Bobby) makes no appearance at all. Unfortunately, Mr. Jordan opted out of the series, which had reached a relative peak with "News Hounds" and "Bowery Buckaroos" (both 1947).

The "Sweet Shop" is mentioned, but "The Bowery Boys" are based in the "St. Vincent Boy's Club", Gorcey's home, or the local pool hall. Bernard "Louie" Gorcey does not appear; instead, "Slip" lives at home, with his Irish mother Mary Gordon (as Mamie Mahoney) and moocher cousin Frankie Darro (as Jimmy). Other semi-regular "Bowery Boys" of interest include the bad boy duo Benny "Bennie" Bartlett (as Harry "Jag" Harmon) and Buddy Gorman (as Andrew "Andy" Miller). With the forthcoming "Jinx Money", the Bowery series begins a return to its more successful formula.

*** Angels' Alley (3/7/48) William Beaudine ~ Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Frankie Darro

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