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Triple Trouble (1950)

Passed | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 13 August 1950 (USA)
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 »

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Gabriel Dell ...
Richard Benedict ...
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Bat Armstrong (as Pat Collins)
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Shirley O'Brien, Gabe's Secretary
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Pretty Boy Gleason
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Benny the Blood (as Joseph Turkel)
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
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Buddy Gorman ...
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Squirrely Davis
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Hobo Barton
Jonathan Hale ...
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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 suspicion is one that the prosecutors appear to believe can be easily proved, the gang is awaiting trail, when Whitey, a short-wave radio fan, picks up information that leads him to believe that instructions for the warehouse robbery and others are given by an inmate in the penitentiary to his pals on the outside via short-wave radio. When the five go on trail, Slip and Sach plead guilty so that they may be imprisoned and the other three are given probation. Once in the Big House, Slip and Sach learn immediately learn that two notorious gangsters, Pretty Boy Gleason and Benny the Blood, expected to arrive at the prison have received a last-minute stay-of-sentence, so they decide to pose as Pretty Boy and Benny, in order to be readily accepted among the Cons and learn which of them is the one sending ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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IT'S THE BIG HOUSE TO YOU...BUT IT'S HOME SWEET HOME TO THEM! What laughs...when they "talk" their way into prison...and have to "Clown: their way out! He's got a ball and chain on his brain! See more »

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Slip points out to Whitey an ad for a pool cue that costs $19.95. That would be the equivalent of nearly $200 in 2016. See more »

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When Slip and Satch first arrive at their prison cell door, a shadow of the boom microphone can be seen moving on the wall above and forward of the prison guard. See more »

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Follows Jinx Money (1948) See more »

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Slip and Sach become Jail Boids.

And Whitey (Billy Benedict) has a pivotal role in this 19th entry in the Bowery Boys series, other than just standing behind Slip (Leo Gorvey) and Sach (Huntz Hall.) Slip, Sach, Whitey, Butch (Buddy Gorman) and Chuck (David Gorcey)witness a warehouse robbery, and are arrested and jailed on suspicion. Gabe Moreno (Gabriel Dell), their lawyer-friend gets them released on bail. Since the charge of suspicion is one that the Monogram prosecutors appear to believe can be easily proved, the gang is awaiting trail, when Whitey, a short-wave radio fan, picks up information that leads him to believe that instructions for the warehouse robbery and others are given by an inmate in the penitentiary to his pals on the outside via short-wave radio.

When the five go on trail, Slip and Sach plead guilty so that they may be imprisoned and the other three are given probation. Once in the Big House, Slip and Sach learn immediately learn that two notorious gangsters, Pretty Boy Gleason (Paul Dubov) and Benny the Blood (Joseph Turkel), expected to arrive at the prison have received a last-minute stay-of-sentence, so they decide to pose as Pretty Boy and Benny, in order to be readily accepted among the Cons and learn which of them is the one sending out the robbery instructions.

They meet the leader, Bat Armstrong (Pat Collins), and learn from Whitey, who has intercepted one of Bat's short-wave messages, that a prison break is planned. But before they can do much about that, the real Pretty Boy and Benny are imprisoned, and Slip and Sach are now known by Bat and his friends to be impostors.

The jig would appear to be up.But, in the Bowery Boys series, anything can happen.


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