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Lucky Losers (1950)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 14 May 1950 (USA)
To solve the death of a friend, the boys go to gambling school, then go undercover as croupiers in an illegal gambling house.

Director:

William Beaudine

Writers:

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ... Terence Aloysius 'Slip' / 'Slippery' Mahoney
Huntz Hall ... Horace Debussy 'Sach' / 'Sacramento' Jones
Hillary Brooke ... 'Countess' Margo
Gabriel Dell ... Gabe Moreno, TV Reporter
Lyle Talbot ... Bruce McDermott
Bernard Gorcey ... Louie, aka Arizona Louie
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Whitey (as William Benedict)
Joe Turkel ... Johnny Angelo (as Joseph Turkel)
Harry Tyler ... Wellington Jefferson 'Buffer' McGee
Buddy Gorman Buddy Gorman ... Butch
David Gorcey ... Chuck
Harry Cheshire ... John W. 'Chick' Martin
Frank Jenks ... Bartender
Douglas Evans Douglas Evans ... Tom Whitney
Wendy Waldron ... Carol Thurstinn
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Storyline

Slip Mahoney and Sach are working as runners for a New York brokerage firm owned by David J. Thurston. His daughter,Carol Thurston, is romantically involved with Gabe Moreno, a crusading television producer. David Thurston is found dead and the coroner's ruling is suicide. Slip isn't buying that, snoops around Thurston's office, and discovers a matchbox and pair of dice carrying the insignia, "The High Hat Club." Slip engages a spiel artist,Wellington J. "Buffer" McGee, to teach him, Sach and their friends, Butch, Chuck , and Whitey how to beat all games of chance. Slip, posing as "Slippery" Mahoney, and Sach as Sacramento Sach obtain jobs at the dice table of "The High Hat Club,", operated by Bruce McDermott and "Countess" Margo, and they bring in their friends to operate the card tables. Moreno, aided by information supplied by Mahoney, launches a campaign against McDermott, and has City Councilman John Martin aid him in his fight. Slip discovers a canceled check for $120,000, ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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THE WILDEST JOKERS OF THE GAMBLING GAME! (original ad - all caps) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High Stakes 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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The console television in McDermott's office is a 1950 Admiral model 39X36 with a 16 inch black and white screen. The right side of the cabinet houses a radio and turntable. Retail price was $499.99, which is the equivalent of $4,940 in 2016. See more »

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After Stone's death, all the spinning newspapers banners are printed with "Vol. XLIX, No. 1", even though days pass after the death and investigation. The number would have incremented each day. See more »

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Terence Aloysius 'Slip': At first I misinterpreted the innuendo.
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Follows Jinx Money (1948) See more »

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Some neat card and dice tricks highlight this nice Bowery Boys entry.
23 July 2000 | by Art-22See all my reviews

The gambling blood in me really appreciated the gambling scenes in this movie, as Harry Tyler, a gambling expert, teaches the boys the art of cheating in cards and dice. We are treated to some fancy legerdemain actually done by producer Jan Grippo in a hand cameo - what a checkered life he must have led! All five boys (Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, David Gorcey, William Benedict and Buddy Gorman) go undercover as workers in a gambling casino to try to unravel the details of Selmer Jackson's apparent suicide. It's all a lot of fun. I enjoyed the scene where Benedict purposely deals two losing unbilled dowagers blackjacks after urging them to bet the rest of their money. (The writers must have seen Casablanca.)

Our forgetful writers department: Selmer Jackson's character name is apparently "David J. Thurston," since it is engraved in the stone facing of his building. But when he signs a letter, it is "David J. Thurstinn."


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