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Clipped Wings (1953)

Approved | | Comedy | 14 August 1953 (USA)
Slip and Sach to go the local Air Force base to find out why their friend, an Air Force enlisted man, is in the stockade and charged with treason. Mistaking a recruiting office for a ... See full summary »

Director:

Edward Bernds

Writers:

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ... Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
Huntz Hall ... Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones
Bernard Gorcey ... Louie Dumbrowsky
Renie Riano ... WAF Sgt. Anderson
Todd Karns ... Lt. Dave Moreno
June Vincent ... Doreen Thompson
Fay Roope Fay Roope ... Col. Davenport
Mary Treen ... Mildred
Anne Kimbell ... Allison
David Gorcey ... Chuck (as David Condon)
Benny Bartlett ... Butch (as Bennie Bartlett)
Elaine Riley ... Sgt. White
Lou Nova Lou Nova ... Tough Air Policeman
Philip Van Zandt ... Joe Eckler
Lyle Talbot ... Capt. Blair
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Storyline

Slip and Sach to go the local Air Force base to find out why their friend, an Air Force enlisted man, is in the stockade and charged with treason. Mistaking a recruiting office for a visitors office, they inadvertently enlist in the Air Force. They soon learn that not only is their friend not a traitor, but he is being used as bait to expose a spy ring. The boys decide to do a little exposing of their own, and wind up almost gumming up the works. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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air force | pilot | plane | bowery boys | See All (4) »

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A JET-PROPELLED JOYRIDE OF LAUGHS, WAFS and DAFFY THRILLS! (original ad - mostly caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flying Fools See more »

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Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The 31st of 48 Bowery Boys movies. See more »

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Followed by Spook Chasers (1957) See more »

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Bowery Bird Brains
13 November 2010 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

The usual hi-jinks ensue when "Bowery Boys" leader Leo Gorcey (as "Slip" Mahoney) and hapless sidekick Huntz Hall (as "Sach" Jones) accidentally join the Air Force, in an effort to help a friend. The rehashed plot includes spies and such. Still, it's more fun than "Flying Wild" (1941). Regular viewers will pick up on the fact that "The Bowery Boys" lieutenant friend Todd Karns (as David "Dave" Moreno) is a stand-in for former series regular Gabriel Dell, who had appeared with the Bowery groups from 1937-1950. Mr. Dell's Gabriel "Gabe" Moreno character is closely related to the one played by Mr. Karns. Telling Mr. Hall, "You may not be an idiot, but you'll do until a real one comes along," Renie Riano plays an amusing female sergeant.

**** Clipped Wings (8/14/53) Edward Bernds ~ Huntz Hall, Leo Gorcey, Todd Karns, Renie Riano


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