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Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Monsters (1965)

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The adventures of the Lemon Grove Kids in this Bowery Boys inspired kiddie film.

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Ray Dennis Steckler ...
Gopher (as Cash Flagg)
Mike Kannon ...
Slug (segments "The Lemon Grove Kids" and "The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Green Grasshopper and the Vampire Lady From Outer Space")
Bart Carsell ...
Duke Mazaratti (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids")
Coleman Francis ...
"Big Ed" Narzak (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids") / Mr. Miller (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Green Grasshopper and the Vampire Lady From Outer Space")
Larry Pearson ...
Larry (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids")
Mary Morgan ...
Ma (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids") / Reporter #2 (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids Go Hollywood!)
Rox Anne ...
Roxy (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids")
Herb Robins ...
Killer Krump (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids" and "The Lemon Grove Kids Go Hollywood!") / Chooper #1 (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Green Grasshopper and the Vampire Lady From Outer Space")
Kirk Kirksey ...
Kirk (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids")
Jim Plunkett ...
Stretch (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids")
Ed McWatters ...
The Saboteur (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids")
Bob Burns ...
Kogar the Gorilla / The Mad Mummy (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids") (as Kogar)
Keith A. Wester ...
Marvin-Marvin (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Green Grasshopper and the Vampire Lady From Outer Space" and "The Lemon Grove Kids Go Hollywood!") / Man Shaving ("The Lemon Grove Kids")
John Williams ...
Skinny (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Green Grasshopper and the Vampire Lady From Outer Space") (as J. Jay Hartford)
Kedric Wolfe ...
Jocko (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Green Grasshopper and the Vampire Lady From Outer Space")
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The adventures of the Lemon Grove Kids in this Bowery Boys inspired kiddie film.

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28 September 1968 (USA)  »

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Lemon Grove Kids Go Hollywood  »

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According to Ray Dennis Steckler, the blowup to 35mm cost more than shooting the entire production itself. See more »

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References The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954) See more »

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Harmless Bowery Boys Type Humor
3 April 2014 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Monsters (1965)

** (out of 4)

If you like the weird and bizarre then this film will be just for you, although I think most people are really going to hate every second of it unless they're familiar with The Bowery Boys. Director Ray Dennis Steckler made three shorts and edited them together (although each still has its own credits) for this feature that's a homage to The Bowery Boys. In this film, the Lemon Grove Kids end up doing battles against burglars, vampires, an insect monster and there's even a mummy that shows up at one point. For the life of me I can't see how this film didn't come under some sort of legal dispute especially when you consider that Leo Gorcey went over The Beatles for his likeness being on their Sgt. Peppers album. It's really hard to judge a film like this and you could spend days talking about all its faults but I'm really not going to do that. This here was clearly a project of love because it's just Steckler and his friends having some fun by impersonating a group of characters that I'm sure they all loved. Steckler plays the Huntz Hall look-a-like and for the most part I thought he was fine in the role. In fact, I'd say the majority of the cast were good enough for what this film was calling for even though none of them came close to the real people but that's to be expected. I thought the final short, the one in Hollywood, was the weakest but the first two were mildly entertaining as long as you went into them not expecting too much. The insect monster was obviously very cheap but it was fun in a kid's movie type of way. This film is mainly going to appeal to fans of The Bowery Boys and monster movie die-hards who will also enjoy seeing director Coleman Francis (THE BEAST OF YUCCA FLATS) in a small role.


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