Bowery Buckaroos (1947)

65-66 mins | Western | 22 November 1947

Director:

William Beaudine

Producer:

Jan Grippo

Cinematographer:

Marcel Le Picard

Production Designer:

David Milton

Production Company:

Monogram Productions, Inc.
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HISTORY

The title card of the opening credits reads: "Leo Gorcey and The Bowery Boys in Bowery Buckaroos ." The Var review lists actress Julie Gibson as Julie Briggs, by which name she was also known. For more information about "The Bowery Boys" series, consult the Series Index and the entry below for Live Wires ... More Less

The title card of the opening credits reads: "Leo Gorcey and The Bowery Boys in Bowery Buckaroos ." The Var review lists actress Julie Gibson as Julie Briggs, by which name she was also known. For more information about "The Bowery Boys" series, consult the Series Index and the entry below for Live Wires . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
26 Nov 1947.
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Hollywood Reporter
26 Nov 1947.
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Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
25 Oct 1947.
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Variety
15 Oct 47
p. 10.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Jan Grippo Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
Prod
WRITERS
Orig scr, Orig scr
Orig scr, Orig scr
Orig scr, Orig scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Supv film ed
SET DECORATOR
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOUND
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
SOURCES
SONGS
"Louie, the Lout," words and music by Eddie Maxwell
"Two-Gun Tillie," words by Eddie Maxwell, music by Edward J. Kay.
DETAILS
Series:
Release Date:
22 November 1947
Premiere Information:
New York opening: week of 8 October 1947
Copyright Claimant:
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
22 November 1947
Copyright Number:
LP1285
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
65-66
Country:
United States
PCA No:
12527
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In Louie's Sweet Shop, in New York's Bowery, Sach, a member of the Bowery Boys gang, is reading a comic book called "Western Yarns" when Sheriff Luke Barlow, of Hangman's Hollow, New Mexico, enters the shop on his horse. Barlow has traveled 3,000 miles to arrest Louie for the twenty-year-old murder of Pete Briggs, his partner in a gold mine. After Barlow leaves, Louie explains to the boys and to their leader, Slip Mahoney, that he was framed by saloon owner Blackjack, who killed Pete for the gold, but never found it. The map to the treasure, which he hopes to restore to Pete's daughter Kathryn, is painted on Louie's back. Slip sends his friend Gabe, a cardsharp, to Hangman's Hollow to acquaint himself with Blackjack, and Slip and the boys--Whitey, Chuck, Bobby and Sach--follow Gabe after painting a copy of the map on Sach's back. As they near Hangman's Hollow, they are met by a band of Indians, who are dressed in war regalia for their annual heritage celebration. Sach shows the map to Joe, one of the Indians, and Indian Joe reports to Blackjack, who in turn orders his men to shoot at the boys when they arrive in town. The local marshal is Kate T. Barlow, Luke's wife, who lives with Carolyn Briggs, a performing sharpshooter at Blackjack's saloon. Slip and the boys tell Kate they are looking for a baby named Kathryn Briggs, and show her a photograph of an infant that Louie had given them, which matches one in her scrapbook. While sleeping outdoors, Sach is taken hostage by Indian Joe and brought to Blackjack. Enroute, however, they ... +


In Louie's Sweet Shop, in New York's Bowery, Sach, a member of the Bowery Boys gang, is reading a comic book called "Western Yarns" when Sheriff Luke Barlow, of Hangman's Hollow, New Mexico, enters the shop on his horse. Barlow has traveled 3,000 miles to arrest Louie for the twenty-year-old murder of Pete Briggs, his partner in a gold mine. After Barlow leaves, Louie explains to the boys and to their leader, Slip Mahoney, that he was framed by saloon owner Blackjack, who killed Pete for the gold, but never found it. The map to the treasure, which he hopes to restore to Pete's daughter Kathryn, is painted on Louie's back. Slip sends his friend Gabe, a cardsharp, to Hangman's Hollow to acquaint himself with Blackjack, and Slip and the boys--Whitey, Chuck, Bobby and Sach--follow Gabe after painting a copy of the map on Sach's back. As they near Hangman's Hollow, they are met by a band of Indians, who are dressed in war regalia for their annual heritage celebration. Sach shows the map to Joe, one of the Indians, and Indian Joe reports to Blackjack, who in turn orders his men to shoot at the boys when they arrive in town. The local marshal is Kate T. Barlow, Luke's wife, who lives with Carolyn Briggs, a performing sharpshooter at Blackjack's saloon. Slip and the boys tell Kate they are looking for a baby named Kathryn Briggs, and show her a photograph of an infant that Louie had given them, which matches one in her scrapbook. While sleeping outdoors, Sach is taken hostage by Indian Joe and brought to Blackjack. Enroute, however, they go through a pond, and the map is washed off. In Blackjack's Plugged Dollar Saloon, Gabe introduces Slip to Blackjack as sharpshooting outlaw "Dead Eye" Dan McGurke, and Slip fools Blackjack into believing he is a perfect shot by apparently hitting the center of an ace of spades, which Carolyn has actually shot. After Carolyn performs in the saloon, she matches her childhood photo with Slip's, and he realizes she is Pete's grown daughter. Sach, meanwhile, has told Blackjack that there is another map, and, thinking it is on the back of one of the boys, Blackjack's men stage a hoedown in which they try to pull off the boys's shirts. Slip holds up Blackjack and brings him to the Barlow ranch. By stringing him up in a bull pen, Slip and the boys force Blackjack to confess to murdering Pete and framing Louie. Louie arrives with Luke for his hanging, but is exonerated, and Sach follows with Blackjack's men as his captives. Back in Louie's Sweet Shop, Sach tells Louie, Slip and the boys about his Western dream. +

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