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Master Minds (1949)

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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 ...
Hugo
William Yetter Sr. ...
Otto (as William Yetter)
Minerva Urecal ...
Mrs. Hoskins
Chester Clute ...
Mike Barton
Pat Goldin ...
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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 a mad scientist kidnaps Sach to use him in an intelligence-switching experiment with a monster. Written by Anonymous

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THE CHILLS WILL ELECTRIFY YOU When The Bowery Boys Meet The Monster. 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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The 16th of 48 Bowery Boys movies. See more »

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Father: Nobody goes into the Forsythe house, it's so full of ghosts they're square dancing in there.
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A Valuable Comodity, Huntz Hall's Brain
26 June 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

No doubt inspired by the success of Abbott&Costello Meet Frankenstein, the folks at Monogram Pictures did a nice reworking of the plot at albeit a lower budget for the Bowery Boys in Master Minds.

Although with the rest of the human race eating too much sugar is a guarantee of diabetes, with Horace DeBussy Jones it gives psychic powers that are positively diabolic. They intrigue Alan Napier who is conducting the usual mad scientist experiments and he manages to electrically transfer Huntz Hall's brain into the body of Frankenstein creature Glenn Strange and vice versa.

If I were unkind I'd say that Universal Pictures and A&C were ripped off by the Bowery Boys. That doesn't mean this particular comedy wasn't good in fact seeing Glenn Strange with Huntz Hall mannerisms imitated and Huntz Hall voice coming from him is positively hilarious. Added to the rest of the Bowery Boy monkeyshines, Master Minds is one of the best of the series.


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