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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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Comedy | Musical

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Trivia

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

Quotes

Slip Mahoney: [after Satch loses his voice] This is the worst thing that's happened since television!
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Connections

Followed by Jalopy (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Swanee River
(uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Jazzy version played by Gabriel Dell on piano
Danced to by William 'Billy' Benedict, David Gorcey and Buddy Gorman
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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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