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Blonde Dynamite (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime | 12 February 1950 (USA)
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 »

Director:

William Beaudine

Writer:

Charles R. Marion (screen play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ... Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
Huntz Hall ... Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones
Adele Jergens ... Joan Marshall
Gabriel Dell ... Gabe Moreno
Harry Lewis ... Champ Fallon
Murray Alper ... Dynamite
Bernard Gorcey ... Louie Dumbrowski
Jody Gilbert ... Sarah Dumbrowski
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Whitey (as William Benedict)
Buddy Gorman Buddy Gorman ... Butch
David Gorcey ... Chuck
John Harmon ... Professor
Michael Ross ... Samson
Lynn Davies Lynn Davies ... Verna
Beverly Crane Beverly Crane ... Bunny (as Beverlee Crane)
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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 girls are part of a gang of bank robbers who want to use the Sweet Shop in order to tunnel into the vault of a bank next door. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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THE ESCORT BUREAU'S GOOFIEST GIGOLOS! They're professional Romeos...to a gang of glamorous gun-girls! See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bowery Boys on a Blind Date See more »

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Monogram Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The 17th of 48 Bowery Boys movies released from 1946 to 1958. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones: D'Amour, D'Amour. Looks like the place, Chief.
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney: It's a brilliant seduction.
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Followed by High Society (1955) See more »

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So You're the One
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Written by Hy Zaret, Joan Whitney and Alex Kramer
Played on the radio and sung by Adele Jergens
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Gabriel Dell Makes Out
5 April 2009 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

After wise-guy Leo Gorcey (as Terence Aloysius "Slip" Mahoney) and hair-brained Huntz Hall (as Horace De Bussy "Sach" Jones) spy a beautiful woman exiting an "escort service", they decide to answer the call for "Male Escorts Wanted - must be handsome, intelligent, cultured"; but, the business throws them out on the street. Undaunted, Mr. Gorcey decides "The Bowery Boys" should open their own male escort business. They turn to gainfully employed Gabriel Dell (as Gabe Moreno), for a helping hand-out. Alas, Mr. Dell, working at a bank two doors down from "Louie's Sweet Shop", can't provide the funding.

Back at the "Sweet Shop", Gorcey discovers real-life father Bernard Gorcey (as Louie Dumbrowski) is sick (he's dishing out free sundaes). So, Gorcey sends the proprietor off on a Coney Island vacation, and turns the "Sweet Shop" into an escort service - with "Bowery Boys" Hall, William "Billy" Benedict (as "Whitmore" Whitey), Buddy Gorman (as "Bartholomew" Butch), and David Gorcey (as "Sir Cedric" Chuck) providing male companionship.

Meanwhile, Dell has been taken for a ride, by girlfriend Adele Jergens (as Joan "Joanie" Marshall). Dell discovers the duplicitous "Blonde Dynamite" has stolen a $5,000 bankroll from him, and her gang plans to frame Dell for embezzlement if he doesn't obtain the combination to the "Bowery Trust" bank vault, for gang leader Harry Lewis (as Champ Fallon). Then, Mr. Lewis plans to dig an underground tunnel from the "Sweet Shop" (now escort service) to rob the bank...

"Blonde Dynamite" has its moments, and "The Bowery Boys as male escorts" is a funny situation. The characters are oddly scripted to refer to Gorcey and company as "juveniles" and "kids", a distinction most of these movies had (wisely) dropped, by now. Dell is given a welcome storyline; he was the original "Dead End Kid" who seemed to age most quickly; but, now he appears younger than Gorcey or Hall. And, don't miss the elder "Louie" in his swimsuit, singing what sounds like a medley of "Aloha Oe" and "Hello Goodbye"!

***** Blonde Dynamite (2/12/50) William Beaudine ~ Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell


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