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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 »


Jean Yarbrough


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




Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ... Slip Mahoney
Huntz Hall ... Sach
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


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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THE CHILLS WILL ELECTRIFY YOU When The Bowery Boys Meet The Monster. See more »


Horror | Comedy


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Sometimes the censors are asleep at the switch. Near the end of the movie during a scene with a lot of hubbub, Gabe says to Sach, the monster, "Hey, don't you remember me? I'm your pal. We used to write our names in the snow." This a reference to a feat practiced by boys in snowy climes. See more »


Gabe Moreno: If you think you can get away with this, you're insane.
Dr. Druzik: A lot of brilliant scientists are considered insane.
Gabe Moreno: Why don't you be different?
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One of the best of the Bowery Boys series, with Glenn Strange a standout.
21 July 2000 | by Art-22See all my reviews

I usually watch the Dead End kids out of nostalgia. I must have seen many of their films in first run showings as a kid, since I still think "Whitey" whenever I see Billy Benedict in any movie. This movie has to be one of my "guilty pleasures" since it's pretty silly stuff, yet I couldn't help laughing throughout. The plot has Glenn Strange and Huntz Hall exchanging brain contents because of experiments conducted by mad scientist Alan Napier. Hall's voice is used whenever Strange talks, but Strange's movements and mannerisms are his, and they are perfect imitations of Hall's. If you have watched a few of the Bowery Boys series and get to know Hall's antics, you will enjoy this movie. There are other pleasures, the best of which is Leo Gorcey's fracturing of the English language, but the reason to see this movie is Glenn Strange.

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Release Date:

27 November 1949 (USA) 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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