Live Wires

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This article is about the Bowery Boys film. For the album by Yellowjackets, see Live Wires (album). For other uses, see Livewire (disambiguation).
Live Wires
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Directed by Phil Karlson
Produced by Jan Grippo
Lindsley Parsons
Written by Josef Mischel
Tim Ryan
Dore Schary
Starring Leo Gorcey
Huntz Hall
Bobby Jordan
William Benedict
Music by Edward J. Kay
Cinematography William Sickner
Edited by Fred Maguire
Distributed by Monogram Pictures
Release date
  • February 12, 1946 (1946-02-12)
Running time
64 minutes
Language English

Live Wires is a 1946 film starring the comedy team of The Bowery Boys. It is the first film in the series after the comedy team of the East Side Kids was revamped and renamed The Bowery Boys.


Slip Mahoney has trouble keeping a job. Each one he finds leads to an altercation and he loses it, disappointing his sister whom he lives with. Eventually Sach helps him obtain a job with the District Attorney where he finds some success. Through a series of events, Slip and Sach help capture several notorious gangsters, including one that was about to flee the country with his sister.


The Bowery Boys[edit]

Remaining cast[edit]


Gorcey's father, Bernard Gorcey, made his first appearance in the series, as a small-time bookmaker. It was not until the next film, In Fast Company where he takes on the role of Louie, the Sweet Shop owner. Louie's Sweet Shop is featured in this film however.

This was Frambes' only film as a Bowery Boy. He had previously played a rival gang member in the East Side Kids film Clancy Street Boys.

Home media[edit]

Warner Archives released the film on made-to-order DVD in the United States as part of "The Bowery Boys, Volume One" on November 23, 2012.


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Preceded by
'The Bowery Boys' movies
Succeeded by
In Fast Company