Live Wires (1946)

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Slip, who has difficulties in keeping a job for too long, is hired by the District Attorney's office to serve summons and warrants to problematic citizens.


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  • Pamela Blake, Leo Gorcey, and Huntz Hall in Live Wires (1946)
  • William 'Billy' Benedict, Patti Brill, Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, and Bobby Jordan in Live Wires (1946)
  • William 'Billy' Benedict, William Frambes, Bernard Gorcey, Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, and Bobby Jordan in Live Wires (1946)
  • Pamela Blake, Patti Brill, Leo Gorcey, and John Indrisano in Live Wires (1946)
  • William 'Billy' Benedict, Pamela Blake, Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, and Bobby Jordan in Live Wires (1946)
  • William 'Billy' Benedict, Claudia Drake, Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, and Bobby Jordan in Live Wires (1946)

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26 June 2013 | Paularoc
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| Sach and Slip as repo men
You either like the Bowery Boys films with their low brow humor or you don't. I like them. They're silly, funny, and light hearted. Slip gets and loses one job after another for being too hot tempered and quick with his fists but since his sister who he lives with has a steady job he doesn't worry about it. That is, until she gets fed up and insists he get a steady job. He first thinks he's going to make a bundle as a street peddler selling Pierce's Peerless Stain Remover. In this skit, Gorcey well demonstrates how very good he was at patter. Of course, the peddler scam doesn't work out and he then gets a job at the repossession firm that Sach is working at (somewhat surprisingly Sach has a steady job). They get the assignment of finding a couple of crooks, Patsy Clark and the crook known as The Pidgeon. Slip tells the boys that in tracking down Patsy they'll first make a list of the possibilities and then "It's just a process of illumination." Slip does indeed find Patsy who turns out to be a towering, violent and menacing crook played by Mike Mazurki. There are a number of pretty funny bits in the movie but my favorite was the scene at the high class nightclub, the 'High Hat' where Slip takes his girlfriend as part of a car repo job. After hearing from Slip that "money is no objection," the snooty waiter recommends a 1928 champagne. Slip and his girlfriend are mightily annoyed and insist that the waiter bring something newer than that.

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