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Crashing Las Vegas (1956)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 22 April 1956 (USA)
An electric shock enables Sach to predict numbers.

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A shock gives "Sach" Jones the ability to visualize numbers before they come up and he and the other Bowery Boys, "Slip" Mahoney, Chuck and Myron, head for Las Vegas to win some money for their landlady. There, "Sach" wins a fortune at roulette, which convinces crooks Tony Murlock, Sam, and Oggy that he has a system. Using Carol LaRue as bait, they try to get his system and failing, they frame him on a phony-murder charge to blackmail him. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Leo Gorcey was fired on the set during the making of this film. He was drunk. Many film fans say that this is obvious. Hall met with Gorcey after filming was completed trying to convince him to return sober: or "you'll end the franchise!" Due to his father's death ( remember, Bernard Gorcey played Louie in this films), Leo was an emotional mess. Hall's later interviews and Gorcey's sons book cover this incident in more detail. The ending of the film uses Hall alone. It doesn't make much sense; their star was gone, the script had to be changed, the budget was low as usual, and they were running out of time. Fans regard this as the last of the true Bowery Boys movies. See more »

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Leo Gorcey's Last Round
13 June 2009 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

In a plot rehash, an electrical jolt gives Huntz Hall (as Horace Debussy "Sach" Jones) psychic powers, so luckless Leo Gorcey (as Terrence Aloysius "Slip" Mahoney) decides to take his pal and fellow "Bowery Boys" David "Condon" Gorcey (as Chuck) and Jimmy Murphy (as Myron) to Las Vegas. This film featured the last appearance of Mr. (Leo) Gorcey, who had been with the troupe since "Dead End" (1937). Gorcey had already become somewhat secondary to Mr. Hall, who would become the series' credited "star" with the next film ("Fighting Trouble").

Sadly, the noticeably absent "Sweet Shop" owner Bernard Gorcey (who played "Louie" in the series) had just passed away, following a car accident; he was the father of "Bowery Boys" Leo and David Gorcey. In this film, Bowery leader Leo Gorcey is clearly drowning his sorrows, and appears unwell much of the time. In an unrelated milestone, "Crashing Las Vegas" featured the first appearance of a new "Bowery Boy", with Jimmy Murphy's "Myron" replacing Benny Bartlett's departed "Butch". Even without the off-screen drama, this is a less than mediocre series entry.

** Crashing Las Vegas (4/22/56) Jean Yarbrough ~ Huntz Hall, Leo Gorcey, Jimmy Murphy


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