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Jalopy (1953)

Approved | | Comedy | 15 February 1953 (USA)
Those wacky Bowery Boys invent a super fast fuel, which will help them win an auto race (isn't this cheating?). However, the fuel is stolen by the bad guys just before the big race.

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Skid Wilson (as Bob Lowry)
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Prof. Bosgood Elrod
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Tony Lango
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Bobbie Lane
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Red Baker
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Butch (as Bennie Bartlett)
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Those wacky Bowery Boys invent a super fast fuel, which will help them win an auto race (isn't this cheating?). However, the fuel is stolen by the bad guys just before the big race.

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They're SUPER-CHARGED with LAUGHING GAS! Meet the Cracked Blocks of the racing world in the dizziest speed derby of the year! See more »

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Trivia

Shot in six days. See more »

Goofs

Although set in New York, at the race track you can see palm trees and the famous LA landmark the Griffith Observatory in the background, and the ads feature business in Los Angeles, Venice, and Culver City. See more »

Connections

Follows Ghost Chasers (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

(Hail, Hail,) The Gang's All Here
Music by Theodore F. Morse (1904)
Lyrics by Theodora Morse and Dolly Morse
Played during the opening credits
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The Bowery Boys Take a Lap
30 October 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Jalopy jockey Leo Gorcey (as Terrence Aloysius "Slip" Mahoney) hopes to win some much-needed money, in a derby; but, his so-called "Mahoney Meteor" slowly crashes into last place. When mugging sidekick Huntz Hall (as Horace Debussy "Sach" Jones) accidentally invents a super fuel, "The Bowery Boys" think they have what it takes to win the big race. Of course, rival racer Robert Lowery (as "Skid" Wilson) wants to steal the secret formula. Regulars Bernard Gorcey (as Louie Dumbrowsky), David "Condon" Gorcey (as Chuck), Benny "Bennie" Bartlett (as Butch) have more to do than usual - but, with the film series in a tired, repetitive rut, it doesn't mean much. Busty model Jane Easton (as Bobbie Lane) carries the film's main attractions.

*** Jalopy (2/15/53) William Beaudine ~ Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bernard Gorcey, Robert Lowery


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