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Smugglers' Cove (1948)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime | 10 October 1948 (USA)
Slip mistakenly believes that he has inherited an old Long Island estate, and he and the gang go to see what their new "home" looks like. Unbeknownst to them, the real owners of the estate ... See full summary »

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Huntz Hall ...
Gabriel Dell ...
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Paul Harvey ...
Amelita Ward ...
Teresa Mahoney
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Whitey (as Billy Benedict)
David Gorcey ...
Jacqueline Dalya ...
Sandra Hasso
Benny Bartlett ...
Butch (as Bennie Bartlett)
Eddie Gribbon ...
Digger, the Caretaker
Hans Schumm ...
Karl (as Andre Pola)
Gene Roth ...
Capt. Franz Drum (as Gene Stutenroth)
Emmett Vogan ...
Attorney T.P. Williams
Buddy Gorman ...
Messenger Boy
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Slip mistakenly believes that he has inherited an old Long Island estate, and he and the gang go to see what their new "home" looks like. Unbeknownst to them, the real owners of the estate have hired a caretaker to run it in their absence, and the caretaker is running a smuggling operation. He determines to get rid of the boys before they can expose his activities. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When Slip is punching the smuggler in the stomach, punches don`t match the sound effects. Obviously the sound is the rhythmic blows on a punching bag and Slip is punching more erratically. See more »

Quotes

Terrence 'Slip' Mahoney: Sach, take these kids back to their room and rock them to sleep.
Sach: I ain't got a rock.
Terrence 'Slip' Mahoney: Well then hammer them to sleep!
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Followed by Crazy Over Horses (1951) See more »

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A True Gem
12 February 2005 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

If this Bowery Boys comedy-melodrama doesn't make you laugh, then we could never be friends. Filled with wonderful moments, the "Shoveler" line is one I remember from childhood, and thanks to Rob Waggs for mentioning it.

I would disagree with Rob that this is the greatest Bowery Boys picture (for me that is Blues Busters, followed by Blonde Dynamite and then Live Wires), but it is certainly up there.

Piece of trivia: In 1949, Leo Gorcey married Amelita Ward, who played Teresa in the film. They met on the set, and given the hurried shooting schedules of Monogram pictures, it must have been a whirlwind romance.


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