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Up in Smoke (1957)

Approved | | Comedy | 22 December 1957 (USA)
In order to be able to get the names of winning horses at the track, Sach agrees to sell his soul to the devil.

Director:

William Beaudine

Writers:

Bert Lawrence (story), Jack Townley (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Huntz Hall ... Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones
Stanley Clements ... Stanislaus 'Duke' Coveleskie
David Gorcey ... Chuck
Eddie LeRoy ... Blinky
Dick Elliott ... Mike
Judy Bamber ... Mabel
Byron Foulger ... Satan
Ralph Sanford ... Sam
Ric Roman ... Tony
Joe Devlin ... Al
Fritz Feld ... Dr. Bluzak
Benny Rubin ... Bernie
James Flavin ... Policeman
Earle Hodgins ... Friendly Frank
John Mitchum ... Desk Sergeant
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In order to be able to get the names of winning horses at the track, Sach agrees to sell his soul to the devil.

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WOW! WORLD'S CRAZIEST HORSE RACE! (original ad - all caps) See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1957 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film, and In the Money (1958), were the last two films in the Bowery Boys series. They were made because Huntz Hall still had two films left on his contract with Allied Artists. See more »

Quotes

Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones: This horse has got to lose if I race it myself!
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Follows In Fast Company (1946) See more »

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Up Pops The Devil
9 April 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

After seeking inspiration for stories from every source available the Bowery Boys finally had a Faust type story where Sach gets to sell his soul to a most polite little devil played by Byron Foulger. Of course the story is also laced with elements from the Marx Brothers A Day At The Races and Abbott&Costello's It Ain't Hay.

It all begins innocently enough with Huntz Hall wanting to get money to help a polio stricken kid. All you have to say is that you would do anything and up pops the devil with a tempting offer. The devil has many tips on horse races, but somehow due to Bowery Boy shenanigans, Hall never gets to place a bet.

Best scene in the film is Huntz Hall with Fritz Feld as a psychiatrist who with his ingenuousness Hall manages to turn the tables on. Seems as though Stan Clements thinks Hall is off his rocker talking to imaginary people.

It's not saying much but Up In Smoke might be the best of the post Gorcey Bowery Boys films.


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