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The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954)

Approved | | Horror, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 6 June 1954 (USA)
Slip, Sach and the rest of the Bowery Boys enter a haunted house, where they engage in slapstick with the Gravesend Family which has one Creepy Butler, 2 Mad Scientists a crazy old woman with a Man eating Plant a Savage Gorilla, an 8 foot tall Robot and a Vampiress.

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Anton Gravesend
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Amelia Gravesend
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Dr. Derek Gravesend
Laura Mason ...
Francine Gravesend
Paul Wexler ...
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Chuck (as David Condon)
Benny Bartlett ...
Butch (as Bennie Bartlett)
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Slip, Sach and the rest of the Bowery Boys enter a haunted house, where they engage in slapstick with the Gravesend Family which has one Creepy Butler, 2 Mad Scientists a crazy old woman with a Man eating Plant a Savage Gorilla, an 8 foot tall Robot and a Vampiress.

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They Go NUTTIER Than Ever...when their girl friend throws them over for a gorilla! See more »

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6 June 1954 (USA)  »

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Os Anjos e os Monstros  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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The 34th of 48 Bowery Boys movies. See more »

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Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney: The maniac's got the mic! He's really gonna be in trouble now!
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Referenced in Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Monsters (1965) See more »

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The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954) ***
17 August 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

If you don't enjoy this Bowery Boys flick, forget the others! THE BOWERY BOYS MEET THE MONSTERS is one of their best, and quite possibly THE best. Slip and Sach leave Manhattan for Long Island to ask the owners of a barren lot in their neighborhood if they might help turn it into a baseball field where Bowery kids can play. What the boys discover when they meet the eccentric owners at their eerie manor is that they're a couple of looney bird mad scientists, who quickly plan to use Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall as brain donors for their latest experiments.

This is not exactly ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN, but it was doubtless influenced by that team's "meet the monsters" series of movies. The Bowery Boys wind up confronting a creepy butler who transforms into a monster, a quirky robot, a savage gorilla, a sexy vampiress and a creaky old lady with a man-eating plant for a pet. Fans of The Three Stooges may recognize actual sequences "borrowed" from some of their shorts, as this was scripted by Stooge writers Edward Bernds and Elwood Ullman (and Bernds directed). As a result, the pacing is quick and the jokes are quite good. Highly recommended as one of your first Bowery Boys experiences, or if you're a fan of monster movies of the period. *** out of ****


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