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Jungle Gents (1954)

Approved | | Comedy | 5 September 1954 (USA)
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When the boys discover that Sach has a strange ability to sniff out diamonds, they hatch a scheme to make money out of it.

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Edward Bernds
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Leo Gorcey ... 'Slip' Mahoney
Huntz Hall ... 'Sach' Jones
Bernard Gorcey ... Louie Dumbrowsky
Laurette Luez ... Anatta
Patrick O'Moore ... Alfie Grimshaw
Rudolph Anders Rudolph Anders ... Dr. Goebel
Harry Cording ... Dan Shanks
David Gorcey ... Chuck (as David Condon)
Benny Bartlett ... Butch (as Bennie Bartlett)
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When the boys discover that Sach has a strange ability to sniff out diamonds, they hatch a scheme to make money out of it.

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You'll Go WILD with LAFFS!...as the boys go native and cut-up monkeyshines on a wacky safari!..."SAFARI FUNNY PITCHER...And I'm Not LYIN" See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cavalheiros da Selva See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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The 35th of 48 Bowery Boys movies. See more »

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Follows Bowery Bombshell (1946) See more »

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A Funny Thing Didn't Happen on the Way to the Jungle
5 April 2009 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

After a diamond heist, Huntz Hall (as Sach Jones) sniffs out some booty, which leads police to believe he's an accomplice. Actually, pill-popping Mr. Hall has acquired the power to smell the presence of diamonds; then, he is released. To wit, leader Leo Gorcey (as Slip Mahoney) decides to take Hall and "Bowery Boys" David "Condon" Gorcey (as Chuck) and Benny "Bennie" Bartlett (as Butch) to the "dark condiment" of Africa. There, they search for a fortune in lost diamonds, and mingle with natives…

"The Bowery Boys" and "Africa" do not mix. A good rest would have been preferable to this moronic, cheap, and clammy movie. The "lion scenes" are startlingly ineffective - look at them for an example of what NOT to try on a small budget. Gorcey appears alternately tired and angry. Hall is stuck with absolutely humorless material. Curvy Laurette Luez plays a luscious jungle girl in modest one-piece, Woody Strode collects a paycheck, and Clint ("Cheyenne") Walker has a memorable film cameo debut as "Tarzan", just before the curtain closes on "Jungle Gents".

** Jungle Gents (9/5/54) Edward Bernds ~ Huntz Hall, Leo Gorcey, Bernard Gorcey


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