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Smugglers' Cove (1948)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime | 10 October 1948 (USA)
Slip mistakenly believes that he has inherited an old Long Island estate, and he and the gang go to see what their new "home" looks like. Unbeknownst to them, the real owners of the estate ... See full summary »


William Beaudine


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




Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ... Terrence 'Slip' Mahoney
Huntz Hall ... Sach
Gabriel Dell ... Gabe Moreno
Martin Kosleck ... Count Boris Petrov
Paul Harvey ... Terrence Mahoney Esq.
Amelita Ward ... Teresa Mahoney
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Whitey (as Billy Benedict)
David Gorcey ... Chuck
Jacqueline Dalya ... Sandra Hasso
Benny Bartlett ... Butch (as Bennie Bartlett)
Eddie Gribbon ... Digger, the Caretaker
Hans Schumm ... Karl (as Andre Pola)
Gene Roth ... Capt. Franz Drum (as Gene Stutenroth)
Emmett Vogan Emmett Vogan ... Attorney T.P. Williams
Buddy Gorman Buddy Gorman ... Messenger Boy


Slip mistakenly believes that he has inherited an old Long Island estate, and he and the gang go to see what their new "home" looks like. Unbeknownst to them, the real owners of the estate have hired a caretaker to run it in their absence, and the caretaker is running a smuggling operation. He determines to get rid of the boys before they can expose his activities. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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They're SLY SPIES...In a Harum-Scarem Adventure!!


Comedy | Crime


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Did You Know?


The 11th of 48 Bowery Boys movies released from 1946 to 1958. See more »


When Slip is punching the smuggler in the stomach, punches don't match the sound effects. Obviously the sound is the rhythmic blows on a punching bag and Slip is punching more erratically. See more »


Terrence 'Slip' Mahoney: You gonna let me open it or do you want to crawl in the envelope to read it?
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Followed by Loose in London (1953) See more »

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Terrence Mahoney, Esq. - Esq me another...
19 May 2004 | by Robert_Wagner62See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite Bowery Boys comedies, minus Bobby Jordan. Slip (Terrence Mahoney)played by the great LEO GORCEY, "thinks" he inherits a mansion, but he's mistaken, because the letter is addressed to "Terrence Mahoney, Esq.", and Slip just happens to be cleaning this other Mahoney's office when the letter arrives, great pretense aay?

Well then the hijinks begins as Slip, Satch (Huntz Hall), Whitey (Billy Benedict) & the rest of the boys go to the mansion & discover that there's a diamond smuggling racket going on right in the house. One great scene is when the bad guys have our heroes locked up in a room, Satch loses it and begins to jabber "Oooh Whitey, Whitey, Whitey..." but Whitey just keeps on pacing the floor and doesn't notice Satch's frustration.

Well, the real Terrence Mahoney shows up just in the nick of time as does Gabriel Dell, another original Dead End Kid, and the boys get saved & Slip gets the house. If you get a chance to, see this movie, it'll make you laugh.

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Release Date:

10 October 1948 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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