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
Gabriel Dell ...
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Bruce McDermott
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Louie, aka Arizona Louie
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Harry Tyler ...
Wellington Jefferson 'Buffer' McGee
Buddy Gorman ...
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John W. 'Chick' Martin
Frank Jenks ...
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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 18th of 48 Bowery Boys movies. See more »

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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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Funny Bowery Boys entry
24 December 2002 | by (Kelso, WA) – See all my reviews

Saw "Lucky Losers" when I was 7 years old. It was the first time I had ever seen a Bowery Boys movie. My main memory of it is that I laughed harder while watching it than any other movie before or since. It made me an instant Bowery Boys fan. Would love to see it again.


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