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Master Minds (1949)

Approved | | Horror, Comedy | 27 November 1949 (USA)
When Sach eats too much sugar, he goes into a trance whereby he's able to predict the future. Slip tries to make some money off of Sach by using him as a fortune teller in a carnival, until... See full summary »

Director:

Jean Yarbrough

Writers:

Charles R. Marion (screenplay), Bert Lawrence (additional dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ... Slip Mahoney
Huntz Hall ... Sach, aka Ali Ben Sachmo
Gabriel Dell ... Gabe Moreno
Alan Napier ... Dr. Druzik
Jane Adams ... Nancy Marlowe
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Whitey (as Billy Benedict)
Bernard Gorcey ... Louie
Glenn Strange ... Atlas the Monster
Benny Bartlett ... Butch (as Bennie Bartlett)
David Gorcey ... Chuck
Skelton Knaggs ... Hugo
William Yetter Sr. William Yetter Sr. ... Otto (as William Yetter)
Minerva Urecal ... Mrs. Hoskins
Chester Clute ... Mike Barton
Pat Goldin Pat Goldin ... Father
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Storyline

When Sach eats too much sugar, he goes into a trance whereby he's able to predict the future. Slip tries to make some money off of Sach by using him as a fortune teller in a carnival, until a mad scientist kidnaps Sach to use him in an intelligence-switching experiment with a monster. Written by Anonymous

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Horror | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Profeta da Favela See more »

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Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The 16th of 48 Bowery Boys movies. See more »

Quotes

Sach, aka Ali Ben Sachmo: I don't mind tooth aches much, but they hurt.
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Followed by Feudin' Fools (1952) See more »

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"How does it feel to be almost human?"
30 October 2016 | by utgard14See all my reviews

The sixteenth Bowery Boys movie from Monogram is arguably the best in the series. It's certainly my personal favorite. The plot has Sach getting psychic powers from a toothache (?), which leads to him being kidnapped by a mad scientist who wants his brain to put in a monster named Atlas. Alan Napier is good as the mad scientist. Glenn Strange is fun as the hirsute monster, hidden behind some pretty impressive makeup by the great Jack Pierce. Creepy Skelton Knaggs is also in this as Napier's assistant. The mad scientist plot and the work of Pierce and Strange is probably a large part of why I like this so much, given that I'm a huge fan of Universal's classic horror films. But this one is also pretty funny with some good malapropisms from Leo Gorcey and nice rubberfacing by Huntz Hall. Bernard Gorcey is lots of fun as Louie the Sweet Shop owner. The rest of the gang includes William Benedict, Gabriel Dell, the easy-to-forget-he's-there David Gorcey, and Bennie Bartlett, who would take a break from the series for a couple of years after this. The highlight of the film is when the scientist mind swaps Sach and Atlas, giving Hall a chance to act like a movie monster and Strange the chance to act like a goofball, which I'm sure was fun for him.


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