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Smugglers' Cove (1948)

Passed  -  Comedy | Crime  -  10 October 1948 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ...
Huntz Hall ...
Gabriel Dell ...
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


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

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Comedy | Crime






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10 October 1948 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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The 11th of 48 Bowery Boys movies. See more »


Terrence Mahoney Esq.: Get out of here before I call the police!
Gabe Moreno: [shows his badge] Police is here.
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Follows Spook Busters (1946) See more »

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Two Terrence Mahoney's In This World?
15 May 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

You know there has to be a mistake when Leo Gorcey inherits a spooky Long Island mansion. Spooky mansions only mean one thing in movies, that there is villainy afoot. Otherwise why would you have trap doors, hidden rooms and the like built into your home.

The place is actually owned by another Terrence Aloysius Mahoney if you think the world is ready for another one. This one is played by Paul Harvey who has a command of the English language, but is a rather tired and put upon individual who also visits his Long Island home where caretaker Eddie Gribbon has allowed a group of smugglers headed by Martin Kosleck to operate.

Harvey and the Bowery Boys come separately on the same night, Harvey to visit his house and Gorcey and the gang to claim it. After that it's the usual group of gags that occur in every haunted house picture.

Smuggler's Cove is a pretty good Bowery Boys film, but I personally prefer Hold That Ghost where Abbott&Costello did so much more with the haunted house genre.

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