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Fighting Fools (1949)

 -  Drama | Comedy  -  17 March 1949 (USA)
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The gang teams up with a fighter to break up a fight-fixing racket.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ...
Huntz Hall ...
Gabriel Dell ...
Johnny Higgins
Blinky Harris
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Whitey (as Billy Benedict)
David Gorcey ...
Benny Bartlett ...
Bert Conway ...
Dynamite Carson, the Champ
Evelyn Eaton ...
Bunny Talbot (as Evelynn Eaton)
Bernard Gorcey ...
Teddy Infuhr ...
Boomer Higgins
Ben Welden ...
Lefty Conlin
Dorothy Vaughan ...
Mrs. Higgins
Sam Hayes ...
Bill Rader, Sportscaster


The gang teams up with a fighter to break up a fight-fixing racket.

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Drama | Comedy






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17 March 1949 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The thirteenth of forty-eight Bowery Boys movies. See more »


Louie: [trying to explain the noise upstairs from the boxing training] Plumbers trying to fix the roof. Might be 30 plumbers, you never can tell.
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Follows Spook Busters (1946) See more »

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Fighting Fools (1949) ***
22 August 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

"May the best gladiator submerge victorious!"

A solid Bowery Boys entry, directed by Reginald LeBorg. The gang try to stop a crooked fight-fixing racket with the aid of a boxer whose brother met with tragedy in the ring. Many of these comedies utilized drama to help them along, especially back when the boys were called The Eastside Kids. This one's an interesting blend of comedy and drama with some funny dialogue and some unconventionally serious acting (for this period) from Huntz Hall and Leo Gorcey.

Recommended for BB newbies.

*** out of ****

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