Slip and Sach are in the sidewalk star-gazing business when they see a murder committed in a room at the El Royale Hotel, blocks away. In spite of the fussy-and-fidget objections of the ... See full summary »
Slip and Sach are in the sidewalk star-gazing business when they see a murder committed in a room at the El Royale Hotel, blocks away. In spite of the fussy-and-fidget objections of the hotel manager, Andre Schmidtlapp, the Bowery Boys and their friend Police Officer Gabe Moreno search the murder room and find nothing beyond learning that the room is occupied by "Silky" Thomas. Police Captain Madison reprimands Gabe for leaving his beat on a false alarm, but later tips from Slip and Sach help Gabe lead raids on Silky's gambling operations. The latter sends Gabe's former friend "Feathers" to Gabe with a bribe offer but Gabe refuses. The boys read about the killing of a Professor Prescott and identify him as the man they saw murdered. Slip and Sach tell the professor's daughter, Ann Prescott, they will find her father's killers, and they get jobs as bellhops at the hotel. "Hatchet", one of the gangsters, thinks Sach is a former cell-mate and this causes a complication or two along the ... Written by
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Lazily entrepreneurial "Bowery Boys" leader Leo Gorcey (as Slip Mahoney) tries to sell passing pedestrians on peaks through a giant street telescope, erected outside "Louie's Sweet Shop". With Mr. Gorcey attracting no spenders, partner Huntz Hall (as Sach) hogs the viewing, but focuses on feminine figures instead of celestial orbs. When Mr. Hall aims the telescope at a nearby hotel, he is amused to see two men dancing together, and joins William "Billy" Benedict (as Whitey) for a brief two-step. Hall alerts Mr. Gorcey to the gay dancers - but, when Gorcey takes his turn to spy, the scene is revealed as a struggle, ending in murder!
Witnesses Gorcey and Hall ask rookie officer and Bowery pal Gabriel Dell (as Gabe Moreno) for assistance, but he finds no evidence any murder was committed. With Mr. Benedict, David Gorcey (as Chuck), and Benny "Bennie" Bartlett (as Butch) helping, Gorcey and Hall go undercover as a couple of hapless hotel bellhops, to investigate. Hotel manager Fritz Feld (as Andre Schmidtlapp), ex-con Lionel Stander (as Hatchet Moran), and versatile Frankie Darro (as Ben Feathers) lead the guest cast. Genuinely funny, with Gorcey quipping "he was a very extinguished man" in the morgue, and Hall strangling several laughs out of the script.
****** Trouble Makers (12/10/48) Reginald Le Borg ~ Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, Frankie Darro
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