Bowery Battalion

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  • 1951
  • 1 hr 9 min
  • 6.2  (347)

Bowery Battalion is a 1951 comedy film, directed by William Beaudine and produced by Jan Grippo. The film features the popular comedic duo of Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall, who play respectively Sach and Slip, leaders of the Bowery Boys street gang. The film begins with Sach and Slip getting kicked out of their apartment by their landlord, who is tired of their never-ending shenanigans. With nowhere else to go, the boys decide to enlist in the army, hoping that it will give them a steady paycheck and a roof over their heads. However, things don't go as planned when they are sent to a military base run by the stern Captain Linnaker (Donald MacBride).

At first, Sach and Slip can't seem to do anything right, and they quickly become the bane of Captain Linnaker's existence. However, when the base is threatened by a group of enemy spies, Sach and Slip spring into action and become unlikely heroes, using their street smarts and quick thinking to foil the spies' plans and save the day.

Along the way, the boys encounter a host of colorful characters, including a beautiful nurse named Alice (Judy Clark) and a bumbling mechanic (William 'Billy' Benedict) who helps them out of a few tight spots. The film also features a number of musical numbers, including a memorable performance by the Andrews Sisters.

Bowery Battalion is a classic example of the '40s/'50s comedy genre, with its slapstick humor, zany plot, and lovable underdog heroes. At its core, the film is a celebration of the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity, as Sach and Slip show that even the most unlikely heroes can save the day with a little bit of heart and determination.

Overall, Bowery Battalion is a must-see for fans of classic comedies and fans of Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall's signature brand of humor. It is a timeless film that still manages to entertain audiences today, over 60 years after its initial release.

Bowery Battalion is a 1951 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 9 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2.

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    6.2  (347)