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Slip gets fired from his job at a construction company for decking his boss. His sister, who got him a job at the company, is angry with him. Slip manages to get a job with the District Attorney serving warrants, as does Sach. Through his job, Slip finds out that all is not quite kosher at his old construction company, and that his sister may be in danger.Written by
The first of 48 Bowery Boys movies released from 1946 to 1958. In 1945, when East Side Kids producer Sam Katzman refused to grant Leo Gorcey's request to double his weekly salary, Gorcey quit the series, formed his own production company (owning 40% of it) with his agent Jan Grippo called Jan Grippo Productions, revamped the format including getting rid of the teen-aged stories and rechristened the series The Bowery Boys (i.e., "Leo Gorcey and The Bowery Boys"). See more »
As Slip and Sach are arguing before the street hustler, when Sach unfolds his arms and turns to Slip, a shadow of the boom microphone is visible moving on and off Sach's right side. See more »
Terrence 'Slip' Mahoney:
[Sach and Slip inside an ice cream parlor noticing a crowd gathering around someone out in the street]
Looks more like somebody's trying to incite a riot.
What do you mean inside? The guys outside.
Terrence 'Slip' Mahoney:
[Slip turns to Sach]
Whoever said "Ignorance is bliss" must have been talking to you first.
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The Bowery Boys made their screen debut after being revamped from the East Side Kids in Live Wires. As this was Gorcey family affair the other kids with the exception of Huntz Hall were gradually reduced to being little more than extras. You'll see Bernard Gorcey, but not in his familiar role as Louie Dumbrowski owner of the Sweet Shop where they hang out.
Leo Gorcey in his usual pugnacious manner loses the job he has with a construction company. His patient sister Pamela Blake who also works there gets him a job with the District Attorney as a process server. It's a job where Gorcey's kind of aggressiveness comes in handy as do his pals when he needs them.
He certainly does need them when he tries to serve Mike Mazurki who's a triggerman for the city racket's Mr. Big. There's a great scene with Mazurki and Gorcey with Gorcey getting sloshed as he tries to serve Mazurki. The help he needs to get out of that fix is somewhat tardy in arriving.
The Bowery Boys series gets off to a fine start with Live Wires.
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