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Crazy Over Horses (1951)

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The boys get mixed up with a race horse & crooked gamblers.



(original screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ...
Huntz Hall ...
Weepin' Willie
Gloria Saunders ...
Terry Flynn
Tim Ryan ...
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Whitey (as William Benedict)
Bernard Gorcey ...
David Gorcey ...
Chuck (as David Condon)
Benny Bartlett ...
Butch (as Bennie Bartlett)
Michael Ross ...
Swifty (as Mike Ross)
Russell Hicks ...
Peggy Wynne ...
Sam Balter ...
Leo 'Ukie' Sherin ...


Slip, Sach, Chuck , Butch and Whitey suddenly become the Mahoney Collection Agency when they learn that Flynn, stable and second-hand store owner, has owed $250 to Louie, Sweet Shop proprietor, for over two years. Flynn, who has a daughter named Terry) persuades Slip to accept "My Girl," a horse, in payment for the debt. Flynn has been boarding the horse for months but has not been paid. "My Girl" is a really good race horse that is actually owned by racketeer Big Al, who with Weepin' Willie and Swifty, are planning to run the horse in a future race as a ringer for their long-odds and very-slow horse, Tarzana. The Bowery boys learn of this and switch horses. Big Al, Willie and Swifty switch back. This goes on until finally the Boys have "My Girl,", the good horse and Big Al and company have Tarzana, the nag, but think they have "My Girl." Written by Les Adams <>

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horse | switch | stable | gambler | debt | See All (45) »


It's HEE-HAWlarious! Nutty nags take to their heels, when the boys start horsin' around! See more »


Action | Comedy | Sport






Release Date:

18 November 1951 (USA)  »

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Win, Place and Show  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This was Whitey's (William 'Billy' Benedict) last appearance in the series. See more »


Followed by Spook Chasers (1957) See more »

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The Bowery Boys Horse Around
19 September 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

To cancel a debt owed sweet shop owner Bernard Gorcey (as Louis "Louie" Xavier Dumbrowsky), "The Bowery Boys" leader Leo Gorcey (as Slip Mahoney) and sidekick Huntz Hall (as Sach Jones) agree to take "My Girl" off the hands of series writer Tim Ryan (as Flynn). At first, they think "My Girl" is Mr. Ryan's fetching daughter, but she's really a horse. "My Girl" rides into residence with Bowery pals William "Billy" Benedict (as Whitey), David "Condon" Gorcey (as Chuck), and Benny "Bennie" Bartlett (as Butch).

Then, gangster Allen Jenkins (as Weepin' Willie) and others get interested in horse racing with "My Girl". Mr. Hall appears in "black-face" make-up and Mr. Gorcey appears to have been over-indulging in alcohol. But, "Crazy Over Horses" is most notable for being the last appearance of Mr. Benedict as a "Bowery Boy" trying to get a line in edgewise. It proved to be a good time to exit, as the series was on a downward spiral. It's also the first time little brother David Gorcey is billed as "David Condon" in the credits.

*** Crazy Over Horses (11/18/51) William Beaudine ~ Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bernard Gorcey, Tim Ryan

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