Crashing Las Vegas

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Crashing Las Vegas
Directed by Jean Yarbrough
Produced by Ben Schwalb
Written by Jack Townley
Starring Leo Gorcey
Huntz Hall
David Gorcey
Jimmy Murphy
Doris Kemper
Music by Marlin Skiles
Cinematography Harry Neumann
Edited by George White
Production
  company
Allied Artists Pictures
Distributed by Allied Artists Pictures
Release date(s) April 22, 1956
Running time 62 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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.

Plot[edit]

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'.

Cast[edit]

The Bowery Boys[edit]

Remaining cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Leo Gorcey's last Bowery Boys movie. Leo had a tough time trying to put up 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'.

Home media[edit]

Warner Archives released the film on made to order DVD in the United States as part of "The Bowery Boys, Volume Three" on October 1, 2013.

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Preceded by
Dig That Uranium
1956
'The Bowery Boys' movies
1946-1958
Succeeded by
Fighting Trouble
1956