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Bowery Bombshell (1946)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 20 July 1946 (USA)
Slip (Leo Gorcey), Sach (Huntz Hall), Bobby (Bobby Jordan), Whitey (William Benedict) and Chuck (David Gorcey) unsuccessfully try to sell a dilapidated car to a street cleaner for a ... See full summary »


Phil Karlson


Edmond Seward (original screenplay), Tim Ryan (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ... Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
Huntz Hall ... Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones
Bobby Jordan ... Bobby
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Whitey (as Billy Benedict)
David Gorcey ... Chuck
Teala Loring ... Cathy Smith
Sheldon Leonard ... Ace Deuce Baker
Daun Kennedy ... Maizie (as Dawn Kennedy)
James Burke ... Detective O'Malley
Vince Barnett ... Street Cleaner
William 'Wee Willie' Davis ... Moose McCall (as Wee Willie Davis)
William Ruhl William Ruhl ... Henchman Spike
Emmett Vogan Emmett Vogan ... Mr. Johnson
Bernard Gorcey ... Louie Dumbrowsky
Milton Parsons ... Professor Schnackenberger


Slip (Leo Gorcey), Sach (Huntz Hall), Bobby (Bobby Jordan), Whitey (William Benedict) and Chuck (David Gorcey) unsuccessfully try to sell a dilapidated car to a street cleaner for a fabulous amount, so they can get enough money to save Louie's (Bernard Gorcey) Malt Shop. Sidewalk photographer Cathy Smith (Teala Loring) snaps a pictures of three bank robbers as they are fleeing a robbery but when the Bowery Boys and Cathy realize that Sach is also in the photograph, they break into the photo lab to destroy the negative, which might make the police think Sach was involved in the robbery. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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SIZZLING WITH LAFFS!! (print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Palace Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - November 20, 1946 - all caps) See more »


Comedy | Crime | Drama


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Did You Know?


The third of 48 Bowery Boys movies. See more »


Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney: Whatsamatter, ya manners gettin' a little municipal?
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Followed by Angels' Alley (1948) See more »


I Love Him
Written by Lou Herscher and Ruth Herscher
Sung by Daun Kennedy (as Dawn Kennedy)
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One Of The Better "Bowery Boys" Flicks
4 February 2002 | by sataft-2See all my reviews

When I was a kid back in the 1940's, a "Bowery Boys" film was one of the most anticipated "Saturday Mornings at the Movies" draws. And incredibly, the films attracted both adults and the pre-teen set almost equally. Upon examination, I would suspect the explanation for this bi-level attraction was the group's ability to know their cinematic level. And not only did they manage to maintained this level through a slew of inexpensive, quickly made films, but also excelled within the films limited sphere. In essence, they were unique on the cheap.

This group, starting out in the late 30's film, "Dead End", progressed to the "Eastside Kids" by the mid 40's, finally settling in as the "Bowery Boys" during the mid to late 1950's. At about that time, their comic style succumbed to the rapidly changing demands of the comedy scene on all levels and the "Boys" simply ran out of steam.

If however, you've ever wondered what made them so popular in the first place, pop some popcorn, empty your mind of any serious thought and sit back and enjoy this excellent entry for nothing more than it is. Trust me, you'll enjoy it.

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Release Date:

20 July 1946 (USA) See more »

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Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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