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Hold That Baby! (1949)

Passed | | Drama, Comedy | 26 June 1949 (USA)
Slip (Leo Gorcey) and Sach (Huntz Hall) lose their jobs with a laundry company after they wreck the delivery truck. They talk Louie (Bernard Gorcey) into using the back room of his Malt ... See full summary »


Reginald Le Borg


Charles R. Marion (screenplay), Gerald Schnitzer (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ... Slip Mahoney
Huntz Hall ... Sach Debussy Jones
Gabriel Dell ... Gabe 'Gabie' Moreno
Frankie Darro ... Bananas Stewart
Anabel Shaw ... Laura Andrews
John Kellogg ... Mason
Edward Gargan ... Burton - Policeman
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Whitey (as Billy Benedict)
Benny Bartlett ... Butch (as Bennie Bartlett)
David Gorcey ... Chuck
Ida Moore ... Faith Andrews
Florence Auer ... Hope Andrews
Bernard Gorcey ... Louie
Pierre Watkin ... John Winston - Lawyer
Torben Meyer ... Dr. Hans Heinrich


Slip (Leo Gorcey) and Sach (Huntz Hall) lose their jobs with a laundry company after they wreck the delivery truck. They talk Louie (Bernard Gorcey) into using the back room of his Malt Shop for a laundromat. Laura Andrews (Anabel Shaw) leaves her baby wrapped in a bundle at the launderette to hide him from her neurotic aunts, Hope (Ida Moore)and Faith Andrews (Florence Auer), who have Laura committed to a sanitarium in a plot to gain the rich estate left by their brother to his grandson, Laura's baby. Sach finds the baby and the Bowery Boys hold onto him because of Laura's note that she will return. Meanwhile, mobster "Bananas" Stewart (Gabriel Dell sees the baby and he and "Cherry-Nose" inform the aunts that they will return him for the offered $25,000 reward. The aunts offer them an additional $25,000 if they will keep him hidden until after the will is read. Slip does not see this as a good plan, and investigates the matter further. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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THEY'RE DIAPER-HAPPY! Your favorite funsters...are "little mothers" now! See more »


Drama | Comedy


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Did You Know?


The 14th of 48 Bowery Boys movies released from 1946 to 1958. See more »


When Sach returns to the baby carriage, there is one extra carriage there setting up the gag that he takes the wrong baby. However, the additional carriage was at the far right and Sach takes the same carriage he left. See more »


Slip Mahoney: I'm a victim of my own verbacity, and I don't even know what that is.
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Followed by Master Minds (1949) See more »

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Hold That Baby! (1949) **
22 August 2004 | by JoeKarlosiSee all my reviews

"Don't interrupt my strain of thought"

The Bowery Boys open up a laundry service in the rear of Louie Dumbrowski's sweet shop and come across a bundle of joy that's been left there by its mom. Turns out the kid is the heir to a fortune and a group of greedy folks would love to get their hands on him. This is a typical entry in the series with most of the good lines and jokes coming in the first half of the picture. Contains a morbid moment where a doctor tries to convince authorities that the mother's crazy and gives her an unnecessary injection.

Standard Bowery Boys fare.

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Release Date:

26 June 1949 (USA) See more »

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Safety Pins 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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