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Fighting Fools (1949)

Approved | | Drama, Comedy | 17 March 1949 (USA)
The gang teams up with a fighter to break up a fight-fixing racket.


Reginald Le Borg


Bert Lawrence (original screenplay), Gerald Schnitzer (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ... Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
Huntz Hall ... Sach
Gabriel Dell ... Gabe Moreno
Frankie Darro ... Johnny Higgins
Lyle Talbot ... Blinky Harris
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Whitey (as Billy Benedict)
David Gorcey ... Chuck
Benny Bartlett ... Butch
Bert Conway Bert Conway ... Dynamite Carson, the Champ
Evelyn Eaton Evelyn Eaton ... Bunny Talbot (as Evelynn Eaton)
Bernard Gorcey ... Louie
Teddy Infuhr Teddy Infuhr ... Boomer Higgins
Ben Welden ... Lefty Conlin
Dorothy Vaughan ... Mrs. Higgins
Sam Hayes ... Bill Rader, Sportscaster


The gang teams up with a fighter to break up a fight-fixing racket.

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Drama | Comedy


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The Bowery Boys Get Frankie Darro Back in the Ring
6 June 2010 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

"The Bowery Boys" are hanging around the ring again, with chief Leo Gorcey (as Slip Mahoney) passing out boxing programs. Hot dog vendor Huntz Hall (as Sach), ice cream dispenser William "Billy" Benedict (as Whitey), ice cold drink holder David Gorcey (as Chuck), and popcorn salesman Benny "Bennie" Bartlett (as Butch) are also on hand. The plot involves Gorcey and the gang helping semi-regular Frankie Darro (as Johnny Higgins) crawl out of the gutter and back into the boxing ring, after his star brother suffers a terminal knockout.

With its recycling plot and characters, "Fighting Fools" is comfortable if not special. Mr. Darro does nicely with an uncommon (by this time) amount of story focus and screen time. Director Reginald Le Borg did very well with his short stint guiding the Bowery series; his just released "Trouble Makers" was good, and the forthcoming "Hold That Baby!" would be even better.

***** Fighting Fools (3/17/49) Reginald Le Borg ~ Frankie Darro, Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Teddy Infuhr

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17 March 1949 (USA) See more »

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Demonios peleadores See more »

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Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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