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Hold That Line (1952)

Approved  |   |  Action, Comedy, Sport  |  23 March 1952 (USA)
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In a precursor to Trading Places (1983), the Bowery Boys are enrolled in a fancy college by a pair of rich snobs who think they can turn the Boys into classy guys. Sach becomes a football ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ...
Huntz Hall ...
John Bromfield ...
Biff Wallace
Veda Ann Borg ...
Candy Calin
Mona Knox ...
Katie Wayne
Gloria Winters ...
Penny Wells
Taylor Holmes ...
Dean Forrester
Bernard Gorcey ...
Louie Dumbrowsky / Morris Dumbrowsky
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Junior (as Gil Stratton Jr.)
David Gorcey ...
Chuck (as David Conden)
Benny Bartlett ...
Butch (as David Bartlett)
Francis Pierlot ...
A.J. Billingsley
Pierre Watkin ...
Morgan T. Stanhope
Robert Nichols ...
Harold Lane (as Bob Nichols)
Paul Bryar ...
Coach Rowland
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In a precursor to Trading Places (1983), the Bowery Boys are enrolled in a fancy college by a pair of rich snobs who think they can turn the Boys into classy guys. Sach becomes a football star, and is kidnapped by gangsters to keep him out of the big game. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Hold That Line (1952) **1/2
27 September 2010 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

It's the later Bowery Boys at the top of their game in this well-paced and satisfying comedy farce. Two elderly rich men make a bet that the classless Slip, Sach, and the rest of the group can be enrolled in a well-to-do college and still make the grade. While in chemistry class, Sach (Huntz Hall) then develops his own secret formula which transforms him into a powerhouse with super-strength, becoming a new football hero rivaling the All-American Football champ of the campus.

A recommended entry in this everlasting series which stands out a bit from most of the films.

**1/2 (of four)


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