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Hold That Line (1952)

Approved | | Action, Comedy, Sport | 23 March 1952 (USA)
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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Biff Wallace
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Candy Calin
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Katie Wayne
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Penny Wells
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Dean Forrester
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Louie Dumbrowsky / Morris Dumbrowsky
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Junior (as Gil Stratton Jr.)
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Chuck (as David Conden)
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Butch (as David Bartlett)
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A.J. Billingsley
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Morgan T. Stanhope
Robert Nichols ...
Harold Lane (as Bob Nichols)
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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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They're a RAZZLE DAZZLE RIOT as COLLEGIATE CUT-UPS! See more »

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Gloria Winter plays Penny here and would be known as Penny in her most famous role on Sky King See more »

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A shadow of the boom microphone can be seen moving back and forth on the door in the dean's office as he's dressing down the boys after the explosion. See more »

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Follows News Hounds (1947) See more »

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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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