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Lucky Losers (1950)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ...
Huntz Hall ...
Horace Debussy 'Sach' / 'Sacramento' Jones
Hillary Brooke ...
'Countess' Margo
Gabriel Dell ...
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Bruce McDermott
Bernard Gorcey ...
Louie, aka Arizona Louie
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Whitey (as William Benedict)
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Johnny Angelo (as Joseph Turkel)
Harry Tyler ...
Wellington Jefferson 'Buffer' McGee
Buddy Gorman ...
David Gorcey ...
Harry Cheshire ...
John W. 'Chick' Martin
Frank Jenks ...
Bartender
Douglas Evans ...
Tom Whitney
Wendy Waldron ...
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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14 May 1950 (USA)  »

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High Stakes  »

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Shot in six days. See more »

Quotes

Horace Debussy 'Sach': Sorry I didn't get you any cigarettes, but I put a quarter in the machine and quarters came out of it. Ain't I stupid?
Terence Aloysius 'Slip': If you get smart, I'll never talk to you again.
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Lucky Losers (1950) **
15 August 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

"It's one of his idiot syncracies".

Another run-of-the-mill entry as the kids (and with their receding hairlines I use that term every so loosely!) learn to be expert croupiers in order to uncover some shady goings on at a high class gambling club.

LUCKY LOSERS is an uneven mixture of comedy and some occasional dramatic turns (as are a good many of these 'comedies'), but ultimately emerges as average Bowery Boys fare.

One impressive sequence involves a montage of the boys' training in the art of card tricks and slight of hand (not performed by the actors themselves, obviously).


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