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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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Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
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Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones, a.k.a. Hurricane Jones
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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)
Francis Pierlot ...
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've Gone COLLEGE CRAZY! It's their dizziest laff hit! See more »

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The 25th of 48 Bowery Boys movies. 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 Bowery Battalion (1951) See more »

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One of the best Bowery Boys...
15 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

74/100. Exceptionally good Bowery Boys entry. A professor bets another professor that he can can make anyone a good student, and one professor insists that he gets to pick the person. Well, you guessed it, he picked some tough subjects, the boys themselves. This is sort of a distant twist of Pygmalion. Well, Ivy University has know idea what they are in for! Sach makes a mixture in chemistry that makes him very strong, and soon enough he is on the football team. The climax football game is quite similar to that of Harold Lloyd's The Freshman. Leo Gorcey does an exceptional job butchering the English language! Very funny, great pace and the boys are at their best.


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