Crashing Las Vegas
|Crashing Las Vegas|
|Directed by||Jean Yarbrough|
|Produced by||Ben Schwalb|
|Written by||Jack Townley|
|Music by||Marlin Skiles|
|Edited by||George White|
|Distributed by||Allied Artists Pictures|
|April 22, 1956|
Crashing Las Vegas is a 1956 film starring the comedy team of The Bowery Boys. The film was released on April 22, 1956 by Allied Artists and is the forty-first film in the series. It was the last film in the series to star Leo Gorcey.
The Bowery Boys' landlady Mrs. Kelly is in need of some money. Through some accident with electricity, Sach gains the ability to predict numbers. The boys get tickets for "Live Like a King", a game show. Thanks to Sach's new power, the boys earn a trip to one of the finest hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sach uses his power to gamble ultimately win money for Mrs. Kelly. However, it's not too long before some curious gangsters want to get in on Sach's 'secret'.
The Bowery Boys
- Leo Gorcey as Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
- Huntz Hall as Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones
- David Gorcey as Charles 'Chuck' Anderson (Credited as David Condon)
- Jimmy Murphy as Myron
- Doris Kemper as Mrs. Kate Kelly
- Mary Castle as Carol LaRue
- Don Haggerty as Tony Murlock
- Terry Frost as Police Sergeant Kelly
- Mort Mills as Oggy
- Jack Rice as Wiley
- Nicky Blair as Sam
Leo Gorcey's last Bowery Boys movie. Leo had a tough time trying to deal with the death of his father, and as a result began to drink heavily. Gorcey appears to be partially inebriated in the finished film. After finishing production, Gorcey demanded an increase in his salary, but Allied Artists Pictures refused to do so. Leo quit the series as a result.
First appearance of 'Myron', played by Jimmy Murphy. According to studio publicity, Murphy was working as a parking valet when he was discovered by Leo Gorcey. Gorcey felt that Murphy had a good face for the movies, and had him hired to be a Bowery Boy.
First appearance of the boys' Irish landlady Mrs. Kate Kelly. In this film, she was played by Doris Kemper. For the next three films in the series, Queenie Smith would play the role. Mrs. Kelly is more or less a replacement for Louie Dumbroski, and her home replaces Louie's Sweet Shop as the Bowery Boys' 'home base'.
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