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Up in Smoke (1957)

Approved | | Comedy | 22 December 1957 (USA)
In order to be able to get the names of winning horses at the track, Sach agrees to sell his soul to the devil.

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Stanley Clements ...
David Gorcey ...
Eddie LeRoy ...
Dick Elliott ...
Mike
Judy Bamber ...
Mabel
Byron Foulger ...
Ralph Sanford ...
Sam
Ric Roman ...
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James Flavin ...
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In order to be able to get the names of winning horses at the track, Sach agrees to sell his soul to the devil.

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MAN...Whatta JAM! They're in a DEVIL of a fix...with SATAN WAITIN' to take them to that well known place BELOW! See more »

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This film, and In the Money (1958), were the last two films in the Bowery Boys series. They were made because Huntz Hall still had two films left on his contract with Allied Artists. See more »

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Stanislaus 'Duke' Coveleskie: They're sure going to like those guys down there.
Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones: I'm just glad nobody down there likes me anymore!
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Up Pops The Devil
9 April 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

After seeking inspiration for stories from every source available the Bowery Boys finally had a Faust type story where Sach gets to sell his soul to a most polite little devil played by Byron Foulger. Of course the story is also laced with elements from the Marx Brothers A Day At The Races and Abbott&Costello's It Ain't Hay.

It all begins innocently enough with Huntz Hall wanting to get money to help a polio stricken kid. All you have to say is that you would do anything and up pops the devil with a tempting offer. The devil has many tips on horse races, but somehow due to Bowery Boy shenanigans, Hall never gets to place a bet.

Best scene in the film is Huntz Hall with Fritz Feld as a psychiatrist who with his ingenuousness Hall manages to turn the tables on. Seems as though Stan Clements thinks Hall is off his rocker talking to imaginary people.

It's not saying much but Up In Smoke might be the best of the post Gorcey Bowery Boys films.


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