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The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954)

Approved | | Horror, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 6 June 1954 (USA)
Slip, Sach and the rest of the Bowery Boys enter a haunted house, where they engage in slapstick with the Gravesend Family which has one Creepy Butler, 2 Mad Scientists a crazy old woman with a Man eating Plant a Savage Gorilla, an 8 foot tall Robot and a Vampiress.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Slip Mahoney
... Sach
... Louie Dumbrowsky
... Anton Gravesend
... Amelia Gravesend
... Dr. Derek Gravesend
Laura Mason ... Francine Gravesend
Paul Wexler ... Grissom
... Chuck (as David Condon)
... Butch (as Bennie Bartlett)
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Slip, Sach and the rest of the Bowery Boys enter a haunted house, where they engage in slapstick with the Gravesend Family which has one Creepy Butler, 2 Mad Scientists a crazy old woman with a Man eating Plant a Savage Gorilla, an 8 foot tall Robot and a Vampiress.

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6 June 1954 (USA)  »

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Os Anjos e os Monstros  »

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The 34th of 48 Bowery Boys movies. See more »

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Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney: [Dr. Derek goes to the gorilla's cage] Peek-a-boo! Have a banana on me!
[throws it in Dr. Derek's eye]
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Followed by Fighting Trouble (1956) See more »

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The Greatest Bowery Boys movie of them all!
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Neighborhood kids playing baseball in the street in front of Louie's sweetshop keep hitting baseballs through his storefront window. Sach suggests they get permission for the kids to use a big, vacant lot nearby. Slip telephones the lot owners, the Gravesend family-- Slip wants permission to use the lot because he is a "bene-fracturer" of humanity. They are invited to drive over, since mad scientists Dr. Derek Gravesend and Anton Gravesend want brains-- to put into their gorilla and robot! Derek needs a tiny brain; Anton notes: "A creature with a brain that small wouldn't have sense enough to come in out of the rain." Quick cut to Sach, standing in the rain. At the spooky house, Slip and Sach meet Grissom, the butler, whom they call "Gruesome" (kind of a prototype Lurch, 10 years before "The Addams Family"). The Boys also meet a sexy female vampire Francine Gravesend (a prototype Morticia); she wants them for their blood. Amelia Gravesend wants to feed the Boys to her Agopanthus Carnivorous, her man-eating tree (sort of like in "The Wizard of Oz"). There are old jokes, such as the butler saying: "Walk this way" (this joke would be 20 years older in "Young Frankenstein"). Some jokes are pure Bowery Boys-- the butler says, "This old manor house goes back to colonial times; take this chair for instance: 1775." To which Slip retorts, "17.75? Anybody that paid over 3 bucks for it got rooked!" Some skits are recycled: Slip and Sach are locked in a closet; they use a saw to cut a hole in the far wall, and crawl through-- it leads to a cage with a gorilla in it. If this scene looks familiar, it's because it had been used before with the Three Stooges short "Dizzy Detectives" (1943). There's lots more fun and scary thrills. Just watch this movie and enjoy!

Paul Wexler would appear in other horror movies, like "The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake." Laura Mason would appear in other films, as a Harem Girl, and then a Venus Girl in "Queen of Outer Space." Lloyd Corrigan had been in a previous Bowery Boys movie "Ghost Chasers" (1951). John Dehner would play occult characters in "The Twilight Zone" in the episodes: "Mr. Garrity and the Graves" & "The Jungle." Steve Calvert (Cosmos the gorilla) had played an ape in "Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla"; his last movie was playing a gorilla in the Ed Wood 'classic': "The Bride and the Beast." Trivia: this is the only Bowery Boys movie with "Bowery Boys" in the title.


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