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The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954)

 -  Horror | Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  6 June 1954 (USA)
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Slip, Sach and the rest of the Bowery Boys enter a haunted house, where they engage in slapstick with a gorilla, a robot and a vampire.

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Amelia Gravesend
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Dr. Derek Gravesend
Laura Mason ...
Francine Gravesend
Paul Wexler ...
Grissom
David Gorcey ...
Chuck (as David Condon)
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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 a gorilla, a robot and a vampire.

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Also Known As:

Os Anjos e os Monstros  »

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The thirty-fourth of forty-eight Bowery Boys movies. See more »

Quotes

Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney: [Dr. Derek goes to the gorilla's cage] Peek-a-boo! Have a banana on me!
[throws it in Dr. Derek's eye]
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Not the Three Stooges, but still enjoyable...
17 February 2001 | by (Warwick, Pa.) – See all my reviews

In order to appreciate the slapstick comedy of the Bowery Boys, one must first be able to wholeheartedly laugh at the Three Stooges. Many of the comedy team films of the 40s and 50s centered around the same theme - haunted house, mad scientist, gorilla, brain transplant, etc. This one is like the rest. The most hilarious part of this film is how the Chief (Leo Gorcey) manages to mangle the English language, many times stumping Dr. Gravesend into trying to figure out what he's actually saying. Unlike The Three Stooges, the Bowery Boys are not really physical comedians. Huntz Hall's facial expressions are really not as funny as Curly's, Larry's or Moe's. Leo Gorcey tries to play it for laughs as best as he can by being bug-eyed, but it just doesn't come off. Perhaps his age was showing by this time and he just couldn't quite cut it anymore like in his earlier films. Still, the premise of the film is familiar, there are some good laughs from the entire cast, and it is worth a look, even if just for nostalgia's sake. Although I think the group's earlier films were much funnier, this is about the best one out of the series that were made in the 50s. Worth a peek.


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