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...
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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 kidnapped by Indian Joe. Gabe poses as a dangerous gunman, the Klondike Kid, while Slip is in charge of all the remaining loose ends.Written by
Les Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wow is the plot to "Bowery Buckaroos" contrived! It's so bizarre and from out of no where that it looks like the folks who wrote the film were jumping the shark, so to speak. After all, the plot is absolutely insane...even compared to many of the really weird installments later in the series!
When the film begins in New York City, Louie is strumming a guitar and singing a western-style song. Then, a sheriff arrives on horseback to the malt shop...and Louie hides. It seems that he's there to arrest Louie for murder....and he's been looking for it for 20 years. Now never before nor never after did the movies ever mention that Louie was a prospector out west...never. Nor did they mention any treasure map that he's been hiding all these years!! And so, it's not an unfair jump to say that this plot is completely contrived and bizarre.
Slip announces that the gang is headed west--to clear Louie's name AND find that gold mine. As for the mine, the map for it is tattooed on Louie's back...but he absolutely refuses to come with them. So, they draw an identical copy on Sach's back...something this numb-skull shows off as soon as they arrive! Slip isn't much smarter, as he shoots off his mouth and tells a woman he just met that his friend Gabe has infiltrated the local gang and is going by the name of 'Klondike'! What's next?
I could see folks liking "Bowery Buckaroos" because it's fun to see the familiar characters in such an unfamiliar locale. Or, they could just realize that it's very contrived and illogical ....and strongly dislike it. Either opinion could easily be understood. I feel a bit of each! Overall, an enjoyable brainless film!
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