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When Sach eats too much sugar, he goes into a trance whereby he's able to predict the future. Slip tries to make some money off of Sach by using him as a fortune teller in a carnival, until... See full summary »

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Cast

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Leo Gorcey ...
Huntz Hall ...
Gabriel Dell ...
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Dr. Druzik
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Nancy Marlowe
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Whitey (as Billy Benedict)
Bernard Gorcey ...
Glenn Strange ...
Atlas the Monster
Benny Bartlett ...
Butch (as Bennie Bartlett)
David Gorcey ...
Skelton Knaggs ...
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William Yetter Sr. ...
Otto (as William Yetter)
Minerva Urecal ...
Mrs. Hoskins
Chester Clute ...
Mike Barton
Pat Goldin ...
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Storyline

When Sach eats too much sugar, he goes into a trance whereby he's able to predict the future. Slip tries to make some money off of Sach by using him as a fortune teller in a carnival, until a mad scientist kidnaps Sach to use him in an intelligence-switching experiment with a monster. Written by Anonymous

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...it's a SPOOKER-DOOPER!...the MIRTH is MONSTROUS! See more »

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Horror | Comedy

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27 November 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Profeta da Favela  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Trivia

Sometimes the censors are asleep at the switch. Near the end of the movie during a scene with a lot of hubbub, Gabe says to Satch, the monster, "Hey, don't you remember me? I'm your pal. We used to write our names in the snow." This a reference to a feat practiced by boys in snowy climes. See more »

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Sach, aka Ali Ben Sachmo: I don't mind tooth aches much, but they hurt.
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Huntz Hall and Glenn Strange steal the film...
29 June 2010 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This is definitely one of the better entries in the Bowery Boys movies, full of clever plot devices which seem to be borrowed heavily from other even scarier Abbot and Costello movies like A & C MEET FRANKENSTEIN. In this one, Huntz Hall and Glenn Strange are forced to switch brains (and personalities) by mad doctor Alan Napier.

The result is some really hilarious acting from Hall and Strange. Glenn has much more to do than he usually did in those Universal horror films he often appeared in. When he apes the mannerisms of Huntz Hall (with Hall's high pitched voice and giggle), he's hilarious.

The other Bowery Boys go through their usual paces, but it's a fun film from start to finish with Glenn Strange really given a chance to show what a good character actor he was.

If you're a fan of the Boys, this is of their best.


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