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Charles R. Marion (original screenplay)
Bert Lawrence (additional dialogue)
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IF THEY HAD THE WINGS OF AN ANGEL OVER THESE PRISON WALLS THEY WOULD FLY! The big house becomes a fun house...when Looney Leo and Half-wit Huntz tangle with killer "cons" prove they're as innocent as babies! See more »
Slip, Sach, Whitey, Butch and Chuck witness a warehouse robbery, and are arrested and jailed on suspicion... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Two reputed killers? See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Leo Gorcey ... Slip Mahoney
Huntz Hall ... Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones
Gabriel Dell ... Gabriel 'Gabe' Moreno
Richard Benedict ... Skeets O'Neil

G. Pat Collins ... Bat Armstrong (as Pat Collins)

Lyn Thomas ... Shirley O'Brien, Gabe's Secretary
Bernard Gorcey ... Louie Dumbrowsky
Paul Dubov ... Pretty Boy Gleason

Joe Turkel ... Benny the Blood (as Joseph Turkel)
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Whitey (as William Benedict)
Buddy Gorman ... Butch
David Gorcey ... Chuck
George Chandler ... Squirrely Davis
Eddie Gribbon ... Hobo Barton
Jonathan Hale ... Judge
Joseph Crehan ... Warden Burnside
Effie Laird ... Ma Armstrong
Edward Gargan ... Police Officer Murphy
Eddie Foster ... Charleston, Ma's Henchman
Frank Marlowe ... Red, Ma's Henchman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Barrows ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
Stanley Blystone ... Captain of the Guards (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Convict (uncredited)
Paul Bryar ... Prison Policeman Wilson (uncredited)

William Haade ... Arresting Policeman (uncredited)

Frank Hagney ... Convict (uncredited)
Tom Kennedy ... Convict (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
William Ruhl ... Detective (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Prison Turnkey (uncredited)
Jack Stoney ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
Harry Strang ... Solitary Confinement Guard (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Detective (uncredited)

Lyle Talbot ... Prison Yard Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean Yarbrough 
Writing credits
Charles R. Marion (original screenplay)

Bert Lawrence (additional dialogue)

Produced by
Jan Grippo .... producer
Cinematography by
Marcel Le Picard (photography)
Film Editing by
William Austin (edited by)
Art Direction by
Dave Milton 
Set Decoration by
Raymond Boltz Jr. (set decorations) (as Ray Boltz Jr.)
Production Management
Allen K. Wood .... production supervisor
Sound Department
Tom Lambert .... recordist
Editorial Department
Otho Lovering .... supervising film editor
Music Department
Edward J. Kay .... musical director
Other crew
Ilona Vas .... set continuity
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

67 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #14590)

Did You Know?

The 19th of 48 Bowery Boys movies.See more »
Boom mic visible: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Follows Mr. Hex (1946)See more »


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Two reputed killers?, 16 April 2016
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

This has to be one of the dumbest plot premises ever for a Bowery Boys flick. Is there any of you out there that really thinks that any penal institution would allow a short wave radio on the premises or that if one was there it couldn't be located rather easily? Nevertheless Triple Trouble does provide a few laughs in the rough house Bowery Boy style.

The guys witness a warehouse robbery and then they get arrested for it. Billy Benedict as Whitey who for while he was with the gang competed with Huntz Hall for laughs in the dunce department is a ham radio operator and he thinks that instructions for the crime came via a short wave located in state prison.

What to do but plead guilty despite advice from lawyer Gabriel Dell and Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall. Where somehow they're mistaken for two reputed killers. Two reputed killers? That somehow strains credulity especially with Horace DeBussy Jones. Nevertheless the rest of the story is Slip and Sach doing their investigation and trying awfully hard to live up to their false reputations.

Triple Trouble is both a laugh and a strain.

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