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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

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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THE SKY'S THE LIMIT FOR LAUGHS! (original ad - all caps) 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 »

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Horace Debussy 'Sach': The treasury's been tipped, dipped and flipped.
Louie, aka Arizona Louie: You're broke?
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Follows Hold That Baby! (1949) See more »

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Bowery Boys #18
14 July 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Lucky Losers (1950)

** (out of 4)

Run-of-the-mill entry in the series has Slip (Leo Gorcey) and Sach (Huntz Hall) going undercover after their friend kills himself. Turns out he owed a lot of money to a gambling house so the boys try to bust its owner (Lyle Talbot) for charges of not only gambling but also murder. Big number eighteen doesn't feature very many laughs but it remains a pleasant entry thanks in large part to the supporting performers. Fans of Talbot, be it fans from his early days at Warner or those "Z" pictures with Ed Wood, will find him entertaining here as the big boss. The screenplay certainly doesn't allow him to do much but he has a certain charm and charisma that comes out in the character. Hillary Brookes plays his "love interest" who get a couple good scenes as both Slip and Sach fall for her tricks. The only funny moments in the film belong to Bernard Gorcey who once again finds himself put in trouble as he plays a rich cattle baron from Arizona. His gambling scenes are the only funny moments to be found here as the rest of the screenplay relies on bad jokes and a pretty poor performance by Hall. Hall goes way over the top here and really delivers a forgettable performance but I'd put the majority of the blame on director Beaudine who should have at some point told he to cut it back some. Just check out the scene when him and Slip first enter the gambling hall. The level of stupidity his character reaches just isn't believable during the circumstances and for me killed any shot of humor because it was just too dumb to be funny. Leo doesn't come off too bad even though the screenplay doesn't do him any favors. Gabriel Dell and his Gabe character play a TV reporter here trying to bring down the gamblers. Joe Turkel steals the film in a montage of card tricks that he teaches the boys.


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