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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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Complete credited cast:
... Slip Mahoney
... Horace DeBussy 'Sach' Jones, aka The Bowery Thrush
... Lola Stanton
... Gabe Moreno
... Rick Martin
... Sally Dolan
... Louie Dumbrowsky
... Whitey (as William Benedict)
Buddy Gorman ... Butch
... Chuck
... Bimbo
Matty King ... Joe Ricco
... Teddy Davis (as William Vincent)
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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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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 Jail Busters (1955) See more »

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You Walk By
(uncredited)
Written by Ben Raleigh and Bernie Wayne
Played by the orchestra with Gabriel Dell on piano
Sung by Huntz Hall (dubbed by John Laurenz)
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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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