The forty-sixth of forty-eight Bowery Boys movies released from 1946 to 1958, and the fifth of the last seven after the departure of Leo Gorcey. Even so, there are caricatures of Gorcey in the opening credits and at the end of the film. See more »
At the beginning of the film, the man from the government states he's from the War Department. That agency was replaced by the Department of Defense ten years previously in 1947. See more »
I've always missed Leo Gorcey as the leader of the gang during these last several Bowery Boys comedies, but I'll be darned if I didn't enjoy this one anyway. The story's pretty decent, as we hear a story related about when the scatterbrained Sach (Huntz Hall) was a spy back during WWII with his bossy partner Duke (Stanley Clements, who replaces Leo Gorcey). Thanks to some salvageable writing by the usually dependable pairing of Edward Bernds & Elwood Ullman (The Three Stooges), there are some slight but welcome chuckles spread throughout, and this one goes down pretty easily. Huntz Hall had to carry a lot of the weight on his own shoulders in these final features, but he comes through just fine here. **1/2 of ****
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