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Blues Busters (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 29 October 1950 (USA)
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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The most riotous night club kings you've ever seen! See more »

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Bowery Thrush  »

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Trivia

Satch's contract says it will pay him $300/week. That's the equivalent of nearly $3,000/week in 2016. See more »

Quotes

Slip Mahoney: [after Satch loses his voice] This is the worst thing that's happened since television!
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Followed by Crashing Las Vegas (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Bluebirds Keep Singin' in the Rain
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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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Huntz Hall shines as a Crosbyesque crooner! The Bowery Boys at their best!
25 July 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Huntz gets a rare chance to show his serious side, and the result is an absorbing study into how much latent talent there always was within the Bowery Boys troupe.

Bernard and Leo Gorcey along with Huntz make a great comic film trio indeed. But in 'Blues Busters', Huntz becomes a teen singing idol following a tonsillectomy which changes his voice to a rich baritone a la Bing Crosby. (There's flawless dubbing to the real voice of John Lorenz.) Louie's Sweet Shoppe is transformed into a nightclub, as Louis Dumbrowsky and the Boys attempt to capitalize on Sach's newly-developed gift of song.

The great title tune "Bluebirds Keep Singing in the Rain" and other ditties make 'Blues Busters' a rare and offbeat must-see entry in the Bowery Boys saga, and will be a reminder of the great old moviegoing days when you left the theatre humming.

Highly recommended to all.


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