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Trouble Makers (1948)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 2 January 1949 (USA)
Slip and Sach are in the sidewalk star-gazing business when they see a murder committed in a room at the El Royale Hotel, blocks away. In spite of the fussy-and-fidget objections of the ... See full summary »


Reginald Le Borg


Gerald Schnitzer (original story), Edmond Seward (screenplay) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ... Slip Mahoney
Huntz Hall ... Sach
Gabriel Dell ... Gabe Moreno
Frankie Darro ... Ben Feathers
Lionel Stander ... 'Hatchet' Moran
John Ridgely ... 'Silky' Thomas
Helen Parrish ... Ann Prescott
Fritz Feld ... Mr. Schmidtlap
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Whitey (as Billy Benedict)
David Gorcey ... Chuck
Benny Bartlett ... Butch
Cliff Clark Cliff Clark ... Captain Madison
Charles La Torre Charles La Torre ... Tailor
Bernard Gorcey ... Louie
William Ruhl William Ruhl ... Jones


Slip and Sach are in the sidewalk star-gazing business when they see a murder committed in a room at the El Royale Hotel, blocks away. In spite of the fussy-and-fidget objections of the hotel manager, Andre Schmidtlapp, the Bowery Boys and their friend Police Officer Gabe Moreno search the murder room and find nothing beyond learning that the room is occupied by "Silky" Thomas. Police Captain Madison reprimands Gabe for leaving his beat on a false alarm, but later tips from Slip and Sach help Gabe lead raids on Silky's gambling operations. The latter sends Gabe's former friend "Feathers" to Gabe with a bribe offer but Gabe refuses. The boys read about the killing of a Professor Prescott and identify him as the man they saw murdered. Slip and Sach tell the professor's daughter, Ann Prescott, they will find her father's killers, and they get jobs as bellhops at the hotel. "Hatchet", one of the gangsters, thinks Sach is a former cell-mate and this causes a complication or two along the ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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EVERYBODY'S LAUGHING...BUT LEO! He's on a merry-go-round with murder...ten stories above the ground! See more »


Comedy | Crime | Drama


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The 12th of 48 Bowery Boys movies released from 1946 to 1958. See more »


When Slip and Satch go out on the hotel ledge, the shadow of something (a crew member's head?) can be seen moving on the far right side in several shots. See more »


Slip Mahoney: We're going to go un-indentify that body.
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Followed by Lucky Losers (1950) See more »

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Hotel murder solved by the Bowery Boys
30 January 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The latest money making scheme of Leo Gorcey involves him and the gang with a telescope charging folks a fee for stargazing. In fact Huntz Hall is checking out one thoroughly heavenly body going down the Bowery. But when Hall points the telescope upward he and Leo Gorcey spot a murder in a window of a swank hotel blocks away. They report the crime to their old pal and gang member beat cop Gabriel Dell.

Not finding any trace of any murder where John Ridgely is staying the guys keep on the case. Dell gets himself in a jackpot at his precinct for leaving his beat on a wild goose chase so it seems. But he does get to meet Helen Parrish the daughter of the deceased whose body was found in the Bronx. They might have a future.

Two colorful character actors appear here as well. Fritz Feld playing the officious hotel manager who is driven to distraction by Leo Gorcey's grammar and colorful language and the eternal dumbness of Huntz Hall. There's also Lionel Stander recently released from jail who thinks that Hall is an old criminal associate with a recent bit of plastic surgery. As if anyone would want to make themselves look like Horace DeBussy Jones.

The regulars and these guest stars make Trouble Makers worthwhile to watch.

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2 January 1949 (USA) 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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