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Crashing Las Vegas (1956)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 22 April 1956 (USA)
An electric shock enables Sach to predict numbers.

Director:

Jean Yarbrough

Writers:

Jack Townley (story), Jack Townley (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Leo Gorcey ... Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
Huntz Hall ... Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones
Mary Castle ... Carol LaRue
Don Haggerty ... Tony Murlock
David Gorcey ... Chuck (as David Condon)
Terry Frost ... Police Sgt. Kelly
Jimmy Murphy Jimmy Murphy ... Myron
Mort Mills ... Oggy
Jack Rice Jack Rice ... Wiley
Nicky Blair Nicky Blair ... Sam
Doris Kemper Doris Kemper ... Miss Kate Kelly
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Storyline

A shock gives "Sach" Jones the ability to visualize numbers before they come up and he and the other Bowery Boys, "Slip" Mahoney, Chuck and Myron, head for Las Vegas to win some money for their landlady. There, "Sach" wins a fortune at roulette, which convinces crooks Tony Murlock, Sam, and Oggy that he has a system. Using Carol LaRue as bait, they try to get his system and failing, they frame him on a phony-murder charge to blackmail him. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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THE JOKERS WERE NEVER WILDER! They're breaking the laff bank! See more »


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1956 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first film that Leo Gorcey made after the death of his father Bernard Gorcey (who played Louis). Leo left the series and this became his last starring role. See more »

Quotes

Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney: Now we gotta go out and look for a good liar... that is, lawyer.
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Follows Live Wires (1946) See more »

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Psychic Satch
29 January 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Crashing Las Vegas marked the end of the line for Leo Gorcey and really the end of the line for the Bowery Boys. When Stanley Clements came on to replace Gorcey he was not really a good foil for Huntz Hall to play off. With the death of Bernard Gorcey the year before who played lovable little Louis Dumbrowsky, a whole lot was taken out of the series as well as out of Gorcey who can't quite get animated enough in this film. The rehashed plot line didn't help either, Allied Artists was plain running out of ideas for the Bowery Boys.

An electric shock gives Huntz Hall psychic powers he can pick numbers out of anywhere. Where else to put this power to good use but in Las Vegas. So it's off to Vegas where Frank Sinatra and the rest of the developing Rat Pack were getting started.

The film could have used the Rat Pack. Not much to say about Leaving Las Vegas. Slinky Mary Castle becomes the latest in a long line of women to vamp a secret out of Satch. The old badger game is tried on him as well. Only Huntz Hall could be fooled into thinking the first floor is the 21st floor, that was a gag more silly than funny.

Sad to say The Bowery Boys were running out of gas.


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