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Fighting Fools (1949)

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

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Huntz Hall ...
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Johnny Higgins
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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
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Lefty Conlin
Dorothy Vaughan ...
Mrs. Higgins
Sam Hayes ...
Bill Rader, Sportscaster
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The gang teams up with a fighter to break up a fight-fixing racket.

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

Quotes

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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Followed by Blonde Dynamite (1950) See more »

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"Your name will go down through time immaterial."
15 May 2016 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Thirteenth movie in Monogram's Bowery Boys series is another one with boxing as part of the plot. The last one was Mr. Hex, which saw Sach hypnotized into becoming a great prizefighter. This time none of the Boys enter the ring, but rather they help out a friend whose brother was killed in the boxing ring in a fight rigged up by racketeers. The friend is played by Frankie Darro, who returns for the second Bowery Boys movie in a row (playing a different character). The Boys help Darro train to fight and get vengeance for his brother. The regular cast is enjoyable in this entry that's a little heavier than the typical film in this series. Gabriel Dell plays a reporter in one of his more likable Bowery Boys appearances. Lyle Talbot is the gangster villain and he's solid as usual. Bernard Gorcey is fun as Louie ("Long live Louie's Sweet Shop!"). But this one really belongs to Frankie Darro, who turns in one of his better performances since his 1930s classics like "Wild Boys of the Road" and "The Mayor of Hell." The dramatics here work well but I will admit to being disappointed that there wasn't more comedy. I watch the Bowery Boys for laughs, after all. Also, the boxing backdrop is pretty played out even by 1949 standards. Still, I can't imagine many fans of the series hating this one.


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