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Angels' Alley (1948)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 7 March 1948 (USA)
Slip invites his cousin Jimmy to stay with his family after he is released from prison. However, Jimmy soon gets mixed up with an auto-theft ring. While trying to help Jimmy get out of the ... See full summary »

Director:

William Beaudine

Writers:

Edmond Seward (story), Tim Ryan (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ... Terence 'Slip' Mahoney
Huntz Hall ... Sach 'Turkey' Horace Debussy Jones
Gabriel Dell ... Ricky Moreno
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Whitey (as Billy Benedict)
David Gorcey ... Chuck
Frankie Darro ... Jimmy
Nestor Paiva ... Tony 'Piggy' Locarno
Rosemary La Planche ... Daisy Harris
Geneva Gray ... Josie O'Neill
Benny Bartlett ... Harry 'Jag' Harmon (as Bennie Bartlett)
John Eldredge ... Asst. Dist. Atty. John Willis
Nelson Leigh ... Father O'Hanlon
Thomas Menzies Thomas Menzies ... Boomer O'Neill (as Tommy Menzies)
Mary Gordon ... Mrs. Mamie Mahoney
Dick Paxton Dick Paxton ... Jockey Burns (as Richard Paxton)
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Storyline

Slip invites his cousin Jimmy to stay with his family after he is released from prison. However, Jimmy soon gets mixed up with an auto-theft ring. While trying to help Jimmy get out of the gang, Slip is implicated in a warehouse break-in that was actually committed by Jimmy and the auto theft ring. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

RACKETS! ROMANCE! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1948 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The first Bowery Boys movie not to feature Bobby Jordan. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie, when Slip (Leo Gorcey) speaks to both Daisy and Josie, behind them is a store front with the words 'Home Appliance Company'. When Father O'Hanlon arrives, Slip and Sach offer him a ride to the St. Vincent Boys Club, and when they arrive and get out of the car after a few blocks, behind them again is the 'Home Appliance Company' store. See more »

Quotes

Tony 'Piggy' Locarno: Don't you think you better get out of here before I get mad?
Father O'Hanlon: You know, I can get mad once in a while too.
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Connections

Followed by Bowery to Bagdad (1955) See more »

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Gorcey Gets An Understudy
1 May 2010 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

As if the world did not have enough troubles, the English language was sent back a few generations as Leo Gorcey acquired an understudy in diction and grammar in Angels' Alley. Other than that, this film takes a more serious tone than most of the Bowery Boys features.

Young Thomas Menzies has adopted Gorcey as a hero and has taken to wearing the creased old fedora like him and using the big words without quite knowing the meaning. It's the best thing about Angels' Alley.

Another actor who played troubled city kids, Frankie Darro, plays Leo Gorcey's cousin just released from prison. Immediately he gets tied up with the local gangster Nestor Paiva. It's up to the Bowery Boys to get the whole situation straightened.

This film did miss Bernard Gorcey as Louie Dombrowski, proprietor of Louie's sweetshop and hangout for Leo, Huntz Hall and the rest. Nice film, but not in the usual Bowery Boys spirit.


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