Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Overlooked Movies: The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters

Once upon a time, I thought the Bowery Boys were the very soul of sophisticated humor.  No one would think that now, not even a five-year-old, but you have to remember that this was long, long ago.  Even I was past it by the time this movie came out, but I went anyway.  It may have been the last Bowery Boys movie I saw, though the series ran for years afterward.  It ran for years before, too, and I'll be featuring the trailers for a while.  Why?  Why not?

The boys don't really meed any monsters here.  They just want to use the vacant lot next door to the Gravesend house for baseball.  Meanwhile, the Gravesends, a couple of whom want to transplant a human brain into either a gorilla or a robot, are looking for a prospective donor.  The donor brain will have to be very small.  Tiny.  If you've seen any of these movies, you'd think that any of the Bowery Boys would meet the requirement, but of them all, Satch is of course the best choice.  Hilarity ensues.

If you've never seen one of this series, you should give one a shot just to see what you've been missing.


  1. I mostly was exposed to them as JUNIOR G-MEN thanks to the MATINEE AT THE BIJOU package (after DEAD END, of course)...in a landscape of Stooges and Jerry Lewis as mainstream favorites of adults as well as children, they certainly fit in...

  2. Anonymous9:14 AM

    I watched a lot of them over the years on television. But have you ever seen Huntz Hall's 1979 epic GAS PUMP GIRLS?


  3. No, that one escaped my notice.