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Jinx Money (1948)

 -  Crime | Comedy  -  27 June 1948 (USA)
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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ...
Huntz Hall ...
Gabriel Dell ...
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Donald MacBride ...
Police Capt. James Q. Broaderik
Betty Caldwell ...
Candy McGill
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Whitey (as Billy Benedict)
David Gorcey ...
John Eldredge ...
Lullaby Kane
Ben Welden ...
Benny the Meatball
Lucien Littlefield ...
Tipper
Bernard Gorcey ...
Benny Bartlett ...
Benny Baker ...
Augie Pollack
Ralph Dunn ...
Jake 'Cold Deck' Shapiro
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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 target of both the police and the gamblers. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF FUN! (original ad - all caps) See more »

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Bowery Boys #10
16 May 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Jinx Money (1948)

** (out of 4)

Tenth film in the series has a gangster winning $50,000 during a poker game but being knocked off shortly after wards. Slip (Leo Gorcey) and Sach (Huntz Hall) come across the money, which gets their pictures in the paper and other gangsters after them wanting the money. Story wise there's really nothing fresh or original here as we get the basic device of the boys getting into trouble, which of course they have to try and work their way out of. It could be gamblers, gangsters or crooked police, it really doesn't matter as we see the same type of jokes from one film to the next. Even though the story here isn't that fresh, a strong supporting cast lifts this film up better than it probably deserves. There are a few funny moments to be had here including a pretty good sequence when Slip and Sach first come across the money. Their reactions get a few quick laughs as does Bernard Gorcey's performance as Louie, the sweet shop owner who simply wants to get the few bucks he's owed from the boys. The supporting cast includes a nice turn by Sheldon Leonard (Nick in IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE) as one of the gangsters and Donald MacBride has several funny bits with Sach as the police captain. As is to be expected, Leo fits his role just fine and delivers his usual, nice performance full of mangled dialogue. Hall is back and as dumb as ever, which is becoming him trademark in these films. Director Beaudine actually does a little better job here as he manages to work in some effective moments including a nice murder sequence to start the film off. The use of shadows works extremely well and is perhaps his best directorial move so far. If you're not fans of the series then I doubt this movie is going to make you change your mind but it's not too bad for those who can put up with The Bowery Boys and their sense of humor.


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