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Crazy Over Horses (1951)

Approved | | Action, Comedy, Sport | 18 November 1951 (USA)
The boys get mixed up with a race horse & crooked gamblers.

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Duke
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Weepin' Willie
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Terry Flynn
Tim Ryan ...
Flynn
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Whitey (as William Benedict)
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Chuck (as David Condon)
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Butch (as Bennie Bartlett)
Michael Ross ...
Swifty (as Mike Ross)
Russell Hicks ...
Randall
Peggy Wynne ...
Mazie
Sam Balter ...
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Leo 'Ukie' Sherin ...
Groom
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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 <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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horse | switch | stable | gambler | debt | See All (44) »

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THEY'VE GOT A NAUGHTY NAG IN THE BAG! See more »

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Action | Comedy | Sport

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Crazy Over Horses (1951) **1/2
29 September 2010 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

In this Bowery Boys comedy we have little Louie Dumbrowsky (Bernard Gorcey) looking to collect an outstanding debt from a down-on-his-luck stable owner, so Slip and Sach (Leo Gorcey/Huntz Hall) arrange a meeting to make the pickup for him. When the boys meet the man, he makes them an offer to take "My Girl" as settlement instead of cash. At first the boys think My Girl is the man's attractive daughter, but quickly realize it's a horse. Louie is none too pleased when they return, but it turns out that this animal is a class A race horse, and it isn't long before a group of crooked gamblers try to get their greedy hands on her. The plot is typical silly comedy fodder, and a lot of running time milks the same gag of mistaking one horse for another, but it's zany enough to make this a moderate pleaser for Bowery Boys fans. **1/2 out of ****


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