Slip, Sach, Whitey, Butch and Chuck witness a warehouse robbery, and are arrested and jailed on suspicion. Gabe Moreno, their lawyer-friend gets them released on bail. Since the charge of ... See full summary »
While Louie is on vacation, the boys turn The Sweet Shop into an escort service, and soon find a group of beautiful girls as their first clients. What they don't know, however, is that the ... See full summary »
When Sach eats too much sugar, he goes into a trance whereby he's able to predict the future. Slip tries to make some money off of Sach by using him as a fortune teller in a carnival, until... See full summary »
A man wins $50,000 in a card game with gamblers, but is soon found dead and the money missing. Slip and Sach find the money near where the body was discovered, and soon find themselves the ... See full summary »
The boys get drafted into the Marines. On their first day in basic training, their commanding officer discovers that Sach's dad is an old war buddy of his, so he makes Sach a sergeant and ... See full summary »
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
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The console television in McDermott's office is a 1950 Admiral model 39X36 with a 16 inch black and white screen. The right side of the cabinet houses a radio and turntable. Retail price was $499.99, which is the equivalent of $4,940 in 2016. See more »
After Stone's death, all the spinning newspapers banners are printed with "Vol. XLIX, No. 1", even though days pass after the death and investigation. The number would have incremented each day. See more »
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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