When Sach eats too much sugar, he goes into a trance whereby he's able to predict the future. Slip tries to make some money off of Sach by using him as a fortune teller in a carnival, until...
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While Louie is on vacation, the boys turn The Sweet Shop into an escort service, and soon find a group of beautiful girls as their first clients. What they don't know, however, is that the ... See full summary »
The Bowery Boys--Slip, Sach, Bobby, Whitey & Chuck--start their own exterminating service, and get a job which takes them to a spooky old abandoned mansion in the middle of the night. ... See full summary »
Slip mistakenly believes that he has inherited an old Long Island estate, and he and the gang go to see what their new "home" looks like. Unbeknownst to them, the real owners of the estate ... See full summary »
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.
The crooked manager of a taxicab company is out to drive the independent owners/drivers out of business through various tactics such as sabotage, beatings and intimidation. But he crosses ... See full summary »
In a precursor to Trading Places (1983), the Bowery Boys are enrolled in a fancy college by a pair of rich snobs who think they can turn the Boys into classy guys. Sach becomes a football ... See full summary »
When Sach eats too much sugar, he goes into a trance whereby he's able to predict the future. Slip tries to make some money off of Sach by using him as a fortune teller in a carnival, until a mad scientist kidnaps Sach to use him in an intelligence-switching experiment with a monster.Written by
The sixteenth Bowery Boys movie from Monogram is arguably the best in the series. It's certainly my personal favorite. The plot has Sach getting psychic powers from a toothache (?), which leads to him being kidnapped by a mad scientist who wants his brain to put in a monster named Atlas. Alan Napier is good as the mad scientist. Glenn Strange is fun as the hirsute monster, hidden behind some pretty impressive makeup by the great Jack Pierce. Creepy Skelton Knaggs is also in this as Napier's assistant. The mad scientist plot and the work of Pierce and Strange is probably a large part of why I like this so much, given that I'm a huge fan of Universal's classic horror films. But this one is also pretty funny with some good malapropisms from Leo Gorcey and nice rubberfacing by Huntz Hall. Bernard Gorcey is lots of fun as Louie the Sweet Shop owner. The rest of the gang includes William Benedict, Gabriel Dell, the easy-to-forget-he's-there David Gorcey, and Bennie Bartlett, who would take a break from the series for a couple of years after this. The highlight of the film is when the scientist mind swaps Sach and Atlas, giving Hall a chance to act like a movie monster and Strange the chance to act like a goofball, which I'm sure was fun for him.
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