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Blues Busters (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 29 October 1950 (USA)
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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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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It's a laugh-riot - when these rhythmic roughnecks invade the night club racket. See more »

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Bowery Thrush  »

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Shot in six days. See more »

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Slip Mahoney: [after Satch loses his voice] This is the worst thing that's happened since television!
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Followed by Hold That Hypnotist (1957) See more »

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Dixie's Land
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Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett
Sung by Leo Gorcey
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A Simple Jerk of Fate
21 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

After a tonsillectomy, hyper-maniac Huntz Hall (as Horace DeBussy "Sach" Jones) begins crooning like Bing Crosby (a fine dubbing imitation, by John Lorenz). Enterprising Leo Gorcey (as "Slip" Mahoney) turns the ageing youngsters' "Sweet Shop" hang-out into "Bowery Palace" with help from piano playing pal Gabriel Dell (as Gabe Moreno) and "Bowery Boys" William "Billy" Benedict (as Whitey), Buddy Gorman (as Butch), and David Gorcey (as Chuck); there, Mr. Hall becomes singing sensation "The Bowery Thrush". Alas, criminally-minded rivals want a piece of the action…

Formulaic to a fault, with highlights being sweet 'n' sexy guest stars, like Phyllis Coates (as Sally Dolan) and Adele Jergens (as Lola Stanton). Note, "Blues Busters" features the last appearance of Mr. Dell, an original "Dead End" kid, in the Bowery series.

**** Blues Busters (10/29/50) William Beaudine ~ Huntz Hall, Leo Gorcey, Gabriel Dell, Phyllis Coates


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