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Blues Busters (1950)

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After undergoing a throat operation, Sach discovers that he now possesses a beautiful singing voice. Slip and the gang try to figure out ways to make money off of it.



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After undergoing a throat operation, Sach discovers that he now possesses a beautiful singing voice. Slip and the gang try to figure out ways to make money off of it.

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LAUGHS and MUSIC are Bustin' Out All Over! See more »


Comedy | Musical






Release Date:

29 October 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bowery Thrush  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Gabriel Dell's final film with The Bowery Boys. See more »


Followed by Here Come the Marines (1952) See more »


Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
Traditional spiritual
Sung by Adele Jergens in a nightclub (dubbed by Gloria Wood)
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Fun in the Bowery
2 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The archetypal Bowery Boys movie, which shows Huntz Hall and Leo Gorcey at their best.

Sach, in one of those Bowery Boy incidents, accidentally ends up singing strikingly like Bing Crosby. All the boys capitalize on his success and everything is honky dory until Sach decides he has forgotten where he came from and starts acting like a diva.

This series, although labelled "B," which it was, has a lot of humor, strong characterizations and is simply a lot of un. You will notice that it is a family affair, with Butch (or is it Chuck) played by David Gorcey and, of course, Louie Dumbrowski is Leo "Slip Mahoney" Gorcey's Dad, Bernard.

THe earlier series, the "Dead End Kids," was also very good, although those films have not aged as well given production techniques. That series, though starred Billy Halop and Bobby Jordan, in addition to Gorcey, Hall, and Gabe Dell. Jordan did appear in some Bowery Boy movies.

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