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Captain Jenkins, Head Guard
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Percival P. Lannigan
Percy Helton ...
Warden B.W. Oswald
David Gorcey ...
Charles 'Chuck' Anderson (as David Condon)
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Butch Williams (as Bennie Bartlett)
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Cy Bowman
Michael Ross ...
Big Greenie
John Harmon ...
Tomcyk
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Gus
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Dr. Fernando F. Fordyce
Henry Kulky ...
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Chuck, a reporter for The Blade newspaper, gets beaten up while trying to get a story on prison corruption, and the rest of the Bowery Boys, Slip, Sach, and Butch, get themselves arrested so that they can complete the expose from inside the prison, while serving a short---they think---six month sentence. Inside the Big House, they learn that ex-gangsters Ed Lannigan, Tom Tomcyk, and "Big Greenie", are living in the lap of luxury within the prison, by paying off Jenkins, the corrupt Captain of the Guards. And, on the side, the Boys, Sach in particular, slowly send Dr. Fordyce, the prison psychiatrist, off the deep end as they clumsily go about their investigation. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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RIOT in Cell Block for Two! See more »

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18 September 1955 (USA)  »

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Doing Time  »

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Working title: "Doing Time" See more »

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Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney: With all we know about this place, if we ever get out of here alive, heads are going to roll like bowling balls.
Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones: Except that Jenkins, his head is flat!
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Follows Bowery Bombshell (1946) See more »

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(Hail, Hail,) The Gang's All Here
Music by Theodore F. Morse (1904)
Lyrics by Theodora Morse and Dolly Morse
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Prison Stool Pigeons
5 April 2009 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

At last, David "Condon" Gorcey (as Charles "Chuck" Anderson) has a job!

  • he's working undercover, for the "New York Blade", to expose prison


corruption. But, just when you thought "Chuck" might take center stage, he's beaten up by gangsters, and sent to a hospital "full of sick people." Learning about his noble task, fellow "Bowery Boys" Leo Gorcey (as "Slip" Mahoney), Huntz Hall (as "Sach" Jones), and Benny Bartlett (as "Butch" Williams) get themselves arrested, to continue the investigation from within prison walls. Or, so they think! - "Jail Busters" features the usual idiocy, with an immensely satisfying supporting cast. Mouth-popping psychiatrist Fritz Feld (as Fernando F. Fordyce) steals the show, as he loses his mind.

***** Jail Busters (9/18/55) William Beaudine ~ Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Fritz Feld


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