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In Fast Company (1946)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 22 June 1946 (USA)
The crooked manager of a taxicab company is out to drive the independent owners/drivers out of business through various tactics such as sabotage, beatings and intimidation. But he crosses ... See full summary »

Director:

Del Lord

Writers:

Martin Mooney (story), Edmond Seward (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ... Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
Huntz Hall ... Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones
Jane Randolph ... Marian McCormick
Judy Clark ... Mabel Dumbrowski
Bobby Jordan ... Bobby
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Whitey (as Billy Benedict)
David Gorcey ... Chuck
Douglas Fowley ... Steve Trent
Marjorie Woodworth ... Sally Turner
Charles D. Brown Charles D. Brown ... Father Donovan
Paul Harvey ... Patrick McCormick
Luis Alberni ... Tony - Fruit Vendor
Mary Gordon ... Mrs. Cassidy
Bernard Gorcey ... Louie
George Eldredge ... Officer
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Storyline

The crooked manager of a taxicab company is out to drive the independent owners/drivers out of business through various tactics such as sabotage, beatings and intimidation. But he crosses paths with "Slip" Mahoney, who is driving an independent cab as a favor, and the rest of the 'Bowery Boys," and this does not bode well for the crook and his henchmen. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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They're WILD, WONDERFUL & WACKY! (original ad - many caps) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High Gear See more »

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Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut (uncredited) of Paul Picerni. See more »

Goofs

As the Bowery Boys force their way into Mr. McCormick's mansion, a hand from outside can be seen closing the front door behind them. See more »

Quotes

Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney: I don't mind learning the ropes so long as my head don't get caught in the noose.
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Connections

Followed by Feudin' Fools (1952) See more »

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"It's about time we took some drastic measurements."
10 December 2015 | by utgard14See all my reviews

The second in Monogram's Bowery Boys series starring the always funny Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall. Well, always funny to me, anyway. Gorcey's malapropisms and Hall's buffoonery might not be high comedy to some but I get a kick out of them. The plot to this one has Gorcey's Slip Mahoney becoming a taxicab driver, which leads to he and his friends becoming involved in a feud with a rival cab company. In addition to Gorcey and Hall, the Boys includes Bobby Jordan as Bobby, William Benedict as Whitey, and Leo's brother David Gorcey as Chuck. This was David's first Bowery Boys film. In keeping with the theme of nepotism, Leo's father Bernard makes his first appearance as series regular Louie, the ice cream parlor owner. Douglas Fowley makes for a hissable villain. Jane Randolph, Judy Clark, and Marjorie Woodworth provide the pretty. It's a decent entry with some good lines and gags. The phone booth bit is a highlight. Far from the Boys' best but fun.


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