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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.

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Gabe Moreno
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Johnny Higgins
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Blinky Harris
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Whitey (as Billy Benedict)
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Chuck
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Butch
Bert Conway ...
Dynamite Carson, the Champ
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Bunny Talbot (as Evelynn Eaton)
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Teddy Infuhr ...
Boomer Higgins
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Lefty Conlin
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Mrs. Higgins
Sam Hayes ...
Bill Rader, Sportscaster
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The gang teams up with a fighter to break up a fight-fixing racket.

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The thirteenth of forty-eight Bowery Boys movies. See more »

Quotes

Sach: Never mind about his face, lady, you don't even have a face until you put it on in the morning.
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Follows Bowery Buckaroos (1947) See more »

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The Bowery Boys Get Frankie Darro Back in the Ring
6 June 2010 | by See 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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