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Loose in London (1953)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 24 May 1953 (USA)
The Bowery Boys find themselves in London, in an old mansion complete with a dungeon, an ominous bell tower and the ghost of an old hangman.


Edward Bernds


Edward Bernds (screenplay), Elwood Ullman (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Leo Gorcey ... Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
Huntz Hall ... Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones
Bernard Gorcey ... Louie Dumbrowsky
Angela Greene ... Lady Marcia
Walter Kingsford ... Earl of Walsingham
Norma Varden ... Aunt Agatha
John Dodsworth John Dodsworth ... Sir Edgar Whipsnade
William Cottrell William Cottrell ... Reggie
David Gorcey ... Chuck Anderson
Benny Bartlett ... Butch Williams
Rex Evans Rex Evans ... Herbert
James Logan James Logan ... Hoskins the Butler
Alex Frazer Alex Frazer ... J. Allison Higby - Solicitor
Charles Keane Charles Keane ... Bly
Clyde Cook ... English Cabbie


Word comes to the Bowery that titled, great, great grand-uncle of Horace Debussy Jones, better known as Sach, is near death and has provided transportation to summon relatives from around the world. Sach and the Bowery Boys, Slip Mahoney, Butch Williams, Chuck Anderson and Soda Shoppe owner Louie Dumbrowsky, trade Sach's pre-paid first class ticket for lesser (much lesser) accommodations and embark for ye olde London towne. There, they find the old man, the Earl of Walsingham already surrounded by sinister Sir Edgar Whipsnade; Reggie, the obligatory Fop; the spinster Aunt Agatha; the young and seductive Lady Marcia; moronic Cousin Herbert, and Hoskins, the Butler. They, of course,are assembled in a plot to slowly poison the old Earl and to get rid of Sach and his pals. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Did You Know?


The £1,000 check the Earl gives Satch would equate to $2,813 at the time, or about $27,200 in 2019. See more »


The attorney who informs Sach about Lord Walsingham uses the American pronunciation of that word although he introduces himself as a solicitor and has a British accent. Later we learn how differently "Walsingham" is pronounced in England, which is the pronunciation the British solicitor should have used. See more »


Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones: Well, Uncle Percy, I just want to say one thing. I had a wonderful time in
[Last lines]
Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones: Merry Old England, but I want to do one thing. I really want to go fox hunting. The sounding of the horn, the baying of the hounds. The gallant Fox. Yoicks ! Yoicks!
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney: Ah, shut up you big yoick. There ain't no foxes in the heart of London.
Earl of Walsingham: Why, Horace, there hasn't been a fox anywhere near Walsingham Castle in over 200 years.
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney: Certainly not! What's the matter?...
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This is a good one
23 December 2019 | by pmtelefonSee all my reviews

The Bowery Boys movies are hit and miss. This one is one of the hits. There are more smiles than laughs but that's okay. The movie is enjoyable. The boys are all in fine form, especially Huntz Hall. The last fifteen minutes or so of "Loose in London" is actually really funny. I put this one in the Bowery Boys win column.

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Release Date:

24 May 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bowery Knights See more »

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Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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