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Blues Busters (1950)

After undergoing a throat operation, Sach discovers that he now possesses a beautiful singing voice. Slip and the gang try to figure out ways to make money off of it.

Director:

William Beaudine

Writers:

Charles R. Marion (screen play), Charles R. Marion (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Leo Gorcey ... Slip Mahoney
Huntz Hall ... Horace DeBussy 'Sach' Jones, aka The Bowery Thrush
Adele Jergens ... Lola Stanton
Gabriel Dell ... Gabe Moreno
Craig Stevens ... Rick Martin
Phyllis Coates ... Sally Dolan
Bernard Gorcey ... Louie Dumbrowsky
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Whitey (as William Benedict)
Buddy Gorman Buddy Gorman ... Butch
David Gorcey ... Chuck
Paul Bryar ... Bimbo
Matty King Matty King ... Joe Ricco
Sailor Vincent ... Teddy Davis (as William Vincent)
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Storyline

After undergoing a throat operation, Sach discovers that he now possesses a beautiful singing voice. Slip and the gang try to figure out ways to make money off of it.

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Taglines:

The most riotous night club kings you've ever seen! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Satch's contract says it will pay him $300/week. That's the equivalent of nearly $3,000/week in 2016. See more »

Quotes

Slip Mahoney: [after Satch loses his voice] This is the worst thing that's happened since television!
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Connections

Followed by Paris Playboys (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Better Be Lookin' Out for Love
(uncredited)
Written by Ralph Wolf and Johnny Lange
Sung by Adele Jergens in a nightclub (dubbed by Gloria Wood)
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Easily their best entry in the series
24 November 2012 | by michaeljaykleinSee all my reviews

I'm not sure who to give the praise to, but this entry in the series is quite above the quality of of the other Bowery Boys efforts. It has a more polished look and feel to it and seems more in the style of the Universal-International comedy series of the time (i.e., A&C, Francis the Talking Mule, Ma & Pa Kettle, etc.)in terms of craftsmanship and production value (and like those other series mentioned, nothing hilarious in general, but pleasantly amusing). Overall, a Bowery Boys movie even non-fans might enjoy. Being a longtime fan of Bing Crosby's work, I would have SWORN it was Crosby dubbing the voice (especially in the sequence where we first see Satch performing at Louie's "new" nightclub) and I read somewhere here this was made in 6 days, which makes this film even more remarkable.

I think this and "The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters" are the two standouts in the series' run. As Orson Welles once said, "There are good movies, of ALL kinds." I guess this fits into that category!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bowery Thrush See more »

Company Credits

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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