Whe 'Sach' Jones inherits a rundown farm in the South, he becomes the target of a group of feuding hillbillies who want to find out if he is a member of the Jones family they have killed or run away. "Sach" keeps his name a secret until a a gang of crooks, led by 'Big Jim', show up to use his place as a hideout from the pursuing law. The locals then decide that the gangsters belong to the Jones clan, along with "Sach." "Slip" Mahoney and the Bowery Boys outwit and hold-off the gangsters until the police arrive.Written by
Les Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Didn't anybody ever tell you fellas that the retreat is retrograde?"
The twenty-seventh film in the Bowery Boys series at Monogram has Sach inheriting a farm in Kentucky. The boys travel South and wind up in the middle of a hillbilly feud. A by-the-numbers plot if there ever was one, the only saving grace is the fish-out-of-water aspect of seeing the New Yorkers interacting with the hillbillies. The series was struggling by this point to come up with an idea that was even in the same zip code as original. Leo Gorcey still has a few chuckle-worthy malapropisms and Huntz Hall plays the buffoon to the hilt, but it all just goes so far. David Gorcey and Bennie Bartlett hang around in the background. You'd forget they were there except for the few times they're given something to do, like carry the bags for Slip. Bernard Gorcey, frequently the best part of the '50s Bowery Boys films, isn't in this one much but once he joins the gang in Kentucky things pick up. There are hillbilly jokes galore here like moonshine stills, revenuers, feuds, and the obligatory pretty farmer's daughter. My favorite part of the movie is this exchange between Slip and Sach:
Slip: "I think we better sympathize our watches." Sach: "You mean synchronize?" Slip: "I was usin' the past tense."
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