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Lucky Losers (1950)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 14 May 1950 (USA)
To solve the death of a friend, the boys go to gambling school, then go undercover as croupiers in an illegal gambling house.

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Horace Debussy 'Sach' / 'Sacramento' Jones
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'Countess' Margo
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Bruce McDermott
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Louie, aka Arizona Louie
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Whitey (as William Benedict)
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Johnny Angelo (as Joseph Turkel)
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John W. 'Chick' Martin
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Tom Whitney
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Carol Thurstinn
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Slip Mahoney and Sach are working as runners for a New York brokerage firm owned by David J. Thurston. His daughter,Carol Thurston, is romantically involved with Gabe Moreno, a crusading television producer. David Thurston is found dead and the coroner's ruling is suicide. Slip isn't buying that, snoops around Thurston's office, and discovers a matchbox and pair of dice carrying the insignia, "The High Hat Club." Slip engages a spiel artist,Wellington J. "Buffer" McGee, to teach him, Sach and their friends, Butch, Chuck , and Whitey how to beat all games of chance. Slip, posing as "Slippery" Mahoney, and Sach as Sacramento Sach obtain jobs at the dice table of "The High Hat Club,", operated by Bruce McDermott and "Countess" Margo, and they bring in their friends to operate the card tables. Moreno, aided by information supplied by Mahoney, launches a campaign against McDermott, and has City Councilman John Martin aid him in his fight. Slip discovers a canceled check for $120,000, ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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THEY'RE BETTING MILLIONS...BUT THEY HAVEN'T GOT A DIME! The boys are dizzier than a crooked roulette wheel...as they put the skids on the gambling racket! See more »


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Horace Debussy 'Sach': The treasury's been tipped, dipped and flipped.
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The Bowery Boys Go for Brooke
13 June 2009 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Inspired by television commentator pal Gabriel Dell (as Gabe Moreno)'s investigative reports, Leo Gorcey (as Terence Aloysius "Slip" Mahoney) and Huntz Hall (as Horace Debussy "Sach" Jones) go undercover as Las Vegas-styled gambling card and dice dealers. Joining the crime-solving duo at New York's swanky "High Hat Club" are fellow "Bowery Boys" William "Billy" Benedict (as Whitey), Buddy Gorman (as Butch), and David Gorcey (as Chuck). Fatherly "Sweet Shop" owner Bernard Gorcey (as "Arizona" Louie) poses as a high-stakes gambler.

Quick, well-paced, and familiar Bowery shenanigans, with the regular cast in fine, comfortable form. Their guest-starring gang of adversaries - veteran Lyle Talbot (as Bruce McDermott), classy Hillary Brooke (as Countess Margo), and attractive Joseph Turkel (as Johnny Angelo) - are especially appealing. And, Harry Tyler (as Wellington Jefferson "Buffer" McGee) makes a noteworthy impression as the hawkish street vendor who teaches Gorcey and the gang how crooked casino owners work the tables to cheat their gambling customers out of hard-earned cash.

****** Lucky Losers (5/14/50) William Beaudine ~ Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, Hillary Brooke


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