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Hard Boiled Mahoney (1947)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 10 May 1947 (USA)
The Bowery Boys---Slip , Sach, Bobby, Gabe, Whitey, and Chuck---accidentally enter the detective business with the disappearance of a beautiful girl, Eleanor Williams, as their first case ... See full summary »

Director:

William Beaudine

Writers:

Cy Endfield (original screenplay) (as Cyril Endfield), Edmond Seward (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ... Slip Mahoney
Huntz Hall ... Sach
Bobby Jordan ... Bobby
Gabriel Dell ... Gabe
Betty Compson ... Selena Webster
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Whitey (as Billy Benedict)
David Gorcey ... Chuck
Teala Loring ... Eleanor Williams
Dan Seymour ... Dr. Armand
Byron Foulger ... Prof. Quizard
Patti Brill Patti Brill ... Alice
Pierre Watkin ... Dr. Rolfe Carter
Danny Beck Danny Beck ... Lennie the Meatball
Bernard Gorcey ... Louie
Carmen D'Antonio ... Receptionist (as Carmen De Antonio)
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The Bowery Boys---Slip , Sach, Bobby, Gabe, Whitey, and Chuck---accidentally enter the detective business with the disappearance of a beautiful girl, Eleanor Williams, as their first case to solve. They are retained by Selena, who says she is the missing girl's sister. The disappearance is doubly puzzling because Eleanor has just learned that her long-lost husband, Tom Williams, is returning from South America. Slip and Company trace Eleanor to the apartment of Dr. Rolfe Carter, to whom she first went when Tom was reported missing three years earlier. Slip witnesses the doctor's murder, but does not know who fired the fatal shot. Slip and his friends learn that Dr. Carter was a pseudo-psychic, who was into blackmailing his clients. He is linked with syndicate-chief Armand. The latter, and his henchman, knowing that Slip has information regarding Carter's murder, set out to kill the boys. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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They've Got Their Fingerprints Crossed! IT'S A RACE OF CHASES AND CHUCKLES WHEN LEO LEADS HIS TROUPE ON A SNOOP AFTER A TRICKY CHIC AND A MYSTIC! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The only film in the Bowery Boys series where Gabe is part of the gang and not a former member or protagonist. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Quizard: How many hairs are there on the average head?
[Horace scratches his head]
Prof. Quizard: Ah... no counting.
Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones: I got it. One!
Prof. Quizard: That's incorrect.
Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones: My uncle's got an average head and he only has one hair on it.
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Followed by Jail Busters (1955) See more »

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And some hard-boiled canaries.
14 April 2006 | by horn-5See all my reviews

Slip (Leo Gorcey), Sach (Huntz Hall), Bobby (Bobby Jordan), Gabe (Gabriel Dell), Whitey (Billy Benedicy) and Chuck (David Gorcey)---the gang's all here---accidentally enter the detective business with the disappearance of a beautiful girl, Eleanor Williams (Teala Loring), as their first case to solve.

They are retained by Selena (Betty Compson), who says she is the missing girl's sister but, at this stage in her career, Betty Compson characters were sometimes less than truthful. The disappearance is doubly puzzling because Eleanor has just learned that her long-lost husband, Tom Williams (Bob Faust), is returning from South America. Slip and Company trace Eleanor to the apartment of Dr. Rolfe Carter (Pierre Watkin), to whom she first went when Tom was reported missing three years earlier. Slip witnesses the doctor's murder, but does not know who fired the fatal shot.

Slip and his friends learn that Dr. Carter (no relation to the Little Liver Pills guy)was a pseudo-psychic (there are real ones?), who was into blackmailing his clients. He is linked with syndicate-chief Armand (Dan Seymour).

The latter, and his henchies, knowing that Slip has information regarding Carter's murder, set out to kill the boys.

Patti Brill, as Slip's girl friend, doesn't hurt this one any, either. Monogram was very good at rounding up lovely little de-icers to populate their films.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hard Boiled Mahoney See more »

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Monogram Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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