The Bowery Boys--Slip, Sach, Bobby, Whitey & Chuck--start their own exterminating service, and get a job which takes them to a spooky old abandoned mansion in the middle of the night. ...
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Slip, Sach and the rest of the Bowery Boys enter a haunted house, where they engage in slapstick with the Gravesend Family which has one Creepy Butler, 2 Mad Scientists a crazy old woman with a Man eating Plant a Savage Gorilla, an 8 foot tall Robot and a Vampiress.
The boys are sent to a mountain camp. Stranded in a small rural town, they hear about a "monster killer" roaming the countryside. At night, they sneak out. Peewee is shot by a grave-digger,... See full summary »
A man wins $50,000 in a card game with gamblers, but is soon found dead and the money missing. Slip and Sach find the money near where the body was discovered, and soon find themselves the ... See full summary »
The Bowery Boys head west to clear Louie of an old murder charge that he had killed his gold-mine partner. Sach has the map to the gold mine painted on his back, and Blackjack McCoy has him... See full summary »
When Sach eats too much sugar, he goes into a trance whereby he's able to predict the future. Slip tries to make some money off of Sach by using him as a fortune teller in a carnival, until... See full summary »
The Bowery Boys--Slip, Sach, Bobby, Whitey & Chuck--start their own exterminating service, and get a job which takes them to a spooky old abandoned mansion in the middle of the night. Meeting up with pal Gabe and his new French bride, the boys are tormented by mad scientists who try to convince them the place is haunted and then kidnap Sach in order to place his brain inside a gorilla.Written by
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When Gabe arrives at the sweet shop, he is wearing his enlisted U.S. Navy uniform. The insignia on his sleeve indicates he was a Chief Electrician's Mate. On the right breast he is also wearing the Honorable Dischage insignia (also known as the "Ruptured Duck") indicating he had been honorably discharged from the Navy. See more »
After Sach lights two candles, his hand shakes so bad it puts the match out. In the very next shot, there are three candles lit. See more »
Leader Leo Gorcey (as Slip) and "The Bowery Boys" graduate from extermination school, and get off on a ghost-busting assignment. Actually, Huntz Hall (as Sach) is the school "dunce", and doesn't really graduate; but, he goes along anyway. Eventually, Mr. Hall is strapped down on an operating table, where mad doctor Douglass Dumbrille (as Coslow) intends to cut out his brain - and implant it in a gorilla!
The "old dark house" plot was dug up fairly often by Gorcey's groups (earliest in 1940's "Boys of the City"), with surprisingly little success. This "Spook Busters" is neither spooky nor funny. In a desperate attempt to induce chuckles, the climax is done in slow-motion. Gabriel Dell and supporting team players Bobby Jordan (as Bobby), William "Billy" Benedict (as Whitey), and David Gorcey (as Chuck) valiantly try to help.
*** Spook Busters (8/24/46) William Beaudine ~ Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Douglass Dumbrille, Bobby Jordan
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