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Jalopy (1953)

Approved | | Comedy | 15 February 1953 (USA)
Those wacky Bowery Boys invent a super fast fuel, which will help them win an auto race (isn't this cheating?). However, the fuel is stolen by the bad guys just before the big race.


William Beaudine


Jack Crutcher (screenplay), Jack Crutcher (story) | 3 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Leo Gorcey ... Terrence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
Huntz Hall ... Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones
Bernard Gorcey ... Louie Dumbrowsky
Robert Lowery ... Skid Wilson (as Bob Lowry)
Leon Belasco ... Prof. Bosgood Elrod
Richard Benedict ... Tony Lango
Jane Easton ... Bobbie Lane
Murray Alper ... Red Baker
David Gorcey ... Chuck (as David Condon)
Benny Bartlett ... Butch (as Bennie Bartlett)
Tom Hanlon Tom Hanlon ... Race Announcer
Mona Knox ... 'Invented' Girl


Those wacky Bowery Boys invent a super fast fuel, which will help them win an auto race (isn't this cheating?). However, the fuel is stolen by the bad guys just before the big race.

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You'll Blow Your Gasket howling at these dizzy whizzes of the racing world! See more »




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The 29th of 48 Bowery Boys movies released by Monogram/Allied Artists from 1946 to 1958. This is the first film to be released by Allied Artists, the successor to Monogram. See more »


Right after the race announcer states that there are eight cars in the race for ten laps (seven cars for sure discounting Slip Mahoney's Meteor #13), a quick count of the cars entering the track shows there are actually eleven in the race. After Slip (Leo Gorcey) runs into a wall with his jalopy, four other cars flip over, one other is disabled, and three collide all at once slamming into a wall. That would be eight right there, but then, a view of discontented drivers about to chase Sach on the race track shows eight cars stranded together on the track. See more »


Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones: Coinkidence that.
Terrence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney: I'd sure like to.
[Slip says to Sach when he sees Bobbie Lane appear in their backroom laboratory]
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Follows Angels' Alley (1948) See more »


(Hail, Hail,) The Gang's All Here
Music by Theodore Morse (as Theodore F. Morse) (1904) and Arthur Sullivan (uncredited)
Lyrics by Dolly Morse (aka Theodora Morse)
Played during the opening credits
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The Bowery Boys Take a Lap
30 October 2010 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Jalopy jockey Leo Gorcey (as Terrence Aloysius "Slip" Mahoney) hopes to win some much-needed money, in a derby; but, his so-called "Mahoney Meteor" slowly crashes into last place. When mugging sidekick Huntz Hall (as Horace Debussy "Sach" Jones) accidentally invents a super fuel, "The Bowery Boys" think they have what it takes to win the big race. Of course, rival racer Robert Lowery (as "Skid" Wilson) wants to steal the secret formula. Regulars Bernard Gorcey (as Louie Dumbrowsky), David "Condon" Gorcey (as Chuck), Benny "Bennie" Bartlett (as Butch) have more to do than usual - but, with the film series in a tired, repetitive rut, it doesn't mean much. Busty model Jane Easton (as Bobbie Lane) carries the film's main attractions.

*** Jalopy (2/15/53) William Beaudine ~ Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bernard Gorcey, Robert Lowery

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15 February 1953 (USA) See more »

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Corrida às Avessas 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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