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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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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Frankie Darro - Pride Of The Bowery
5 June 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Frankie Darro, a child actor who reached screen prominence a few years before the Dead End Kids playing their kind of roles, joins with the Bowery Boys in this more serious entry in the Bowery Boys series.

The guys go into the fight managing business, especially after the middle brother of three Higgins brothers gets killed in the ring. Eldest brother Darro who was a former top ranked contender decides to make a comeback in the ring with Leo Gorcey as his manager.

The champion is managed by a crook played by Lyle Talbot who is not too squeamish about what tactics he uses to win a bout. But he can't seem to hire good help which is why the Bowery Boys outwit him in the end.

Huntz Hall gets a chance to shine in this one. The gullible and guileless Satch actually gets a chance to outwit two of Talbot's henchmen. Now can you imagine Satch outwitting anybody? What does that say about the help Talbot was hiring? You have to see the film to find out how Satch does it.

This is definitely one of the best Bowery Boys films, fans of the eternal slum kids should love it.

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