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Clipped Wings (1953)

Approved | | Comedy | 14 August 1953 (USA)
Slip and Sach to go the local Air Force base to find out why their friend, an Air Force enlisted man, is in the stockade and charged with treason. Mistaking a recruiting office for a ... See full summary »

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Huntz Hall ...
Bernard Gorcey ...
Renie Riano ...
WAF Sgt. Anderson
Todd Karns ...
Lt. Dave Moreno
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Doreen Thompson
Fay Roope ...
Col. Davenport
Mary Treen ...
Mildred
Anne Kimbell ...
Allison
David Gorcey ...
Chuck (as David Condon)
Benny Bartlett ...
Butch (as Bennie Bartlett)
Elaine Riley ...
Sgt. White
Lou Nova ...
Tough Air Policeman
Philip Van Zandt ...
Joe Eckler
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Capt. Blair
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Slip and Sach to go the local Air Force base to find out why their friend, an Air Force enlisted man, is in the stockade and charged with treason. Mistaking a recruiting office for a visitors office, they inadvertently enlist in the Air Force. They soon learn that not only is their friend not a traitor, but he is being used as bait to expose a spy ring. The boys decide to do a little exposing of their own, and wind up almost gumming up the works. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A JET-PROPELLED JOYRIDE OF LAUGHS, WAFS and DAFFY THRILLS! (original ad - mostly caps) See more »

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Clipped Wings (1953) **
4 August 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

"A Writ of Habeus Corpuscle".

Edward Bernds, who worked on some of the Three Stooges shorts, had a hand in writing this one and directing so it's more slick than some others in the series. This is only one of a few Bowery Boys entries in which Bernds took part, and those films are usually all the better for it.

The Boys were pure slapstick comedians by this time, but provide only occasional chuckles as Slip and Sach unwittingly enlist in the Air Force while trying to help out a pilot friend in trouble.

So-So Bowery Boys.


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