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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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Lola Stanton
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Rick Martin
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Sally Dolan
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Buddy Gorman ...
David Gorcey ...
Paul Bryar ...
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Matty King ...
Joe Ricco
Sailor Vincent ...
Teddy Davis (as William Vincent)
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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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6 GREAT SONGS (original ad - all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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29 October 1950 (USA)  »

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Bowery Thrush  »

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

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Follows Live Wires (1946) See more »

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Bluebirds Keep Singin' in the Rain
Written by Johnny Lange and Eliot Daniel
Published by Bulls Eye Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Played on piano by Gabriel Dell
Sung by Huntz Hall (dubbed by John Laurenz)
Reprised by Huntz Hall (dubbed by John Laurenz) in the nightclub
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Easily their best entry in the series
24 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm not sure who to give the praise to, but this entry in the series is quite above the quality of of the other Bowery Boys efforts. It has a more polished look and feel to it and seems more in the style of the Universal-International comedy series of the time (i.e., A&C, Francis the Talking Mule, Ma & Pa Kettle, etc.)in terms of craftsmanship and production value (and like those other series mentioned, nothing hilarious in general, but pleasantly amusing). Overall, a Bowery Boys movie even non-fans might enjoy. Being a longtime fan of Bing Crosby's work, I would have SWORN it was Crosby dubbing the voice (especially in the sequence where we first see Satch performing at Louie's "new" nightclub) and I read somewhere here this was made in 6 days, which makes this film even more remarkable.

I think this and "The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters" are the two standouts in the series' run. As Orson Welles once said, "There are good movies, of ALL kinds." I guess this fits into that category!


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