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Bowery to Bagdad (1955)

Approved | | Comedy | 2 January 1955 (USA)
The boys find a lamp that has strange magic powers.

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The boys find a lamp that has strange magic powers.

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YOU'LL LOVE THEM IN BAGDAD!...As those Ding-Dong Daddies Go Haren-Scarem via The Magic Carpet! See more »

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The thirty-sixth of forty-eight Bowery Boys movies. See more »

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Bagdad on the Hudson
5 April 2009 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

In a New York City hock-shop, Huntz Hall (as Sach Jones) purchases the legendary "Aladdin's Lamp", which had been missing from Bagdad. He brings it to "Sweet Shop" owner Bernard Gorcey (as Louie Dumbrowsky) as a gift. While polishing the lamp, Mr. Hall discovers its magic powers. Hall's first wish is for six malted milkshakes; although, lamp slave Eric Blore (as the Genie) suggests gold, diamonds, and dancing girls. Upon meeting Leo Gorcey (as Slip Mahoney), Mr. Blore must serve two masters. But, before "The Bowery Boys" can wish up a million dollars, criminal elements conspire to steal the magic lamp…

Once again, "The Bowery Boys" fight off the frequently evident (as recently as "Jungle Gents") law of diminishing returns. As usual, ageing "Boys" Gorcey and Hall make an unequal quartet, with David "Condon" Gorcey (as Chuck) and Benny "Bennie" Bartlett (as Butch) taking the way back seat. Still, the "Bowery to Bagdad" story moves well, and hits a few high marks. The "special effects" (Genie "magic" and a "ledge" sequence) are nicely staged, and add to the entertainment. Best of all is Blore's droll, boozy "Genie" - it's a swell career-ending role for the retiring Eric Blore.

****** Bowery to Bagdad (1/2/55) Edward Bernds ~ Huntz Hall, Leo Gorcey, Eric Blore


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