Live Wires

  • 1946
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

LIVE WIRES was the first in the series of "Bowery Boys" films that continued until 1957. It's practically Leo Gorcey's film, however, with the rest of the gang in subordinate roles. Terrence "Slip" Mahoney (Gorcey), a tough guy who still answers to his even tougher sister, Mary (Pamela Blake), loses his job at a construction firm when he punches out the...read more

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LIVE WIRES was the first in the series of "Bowery Boys" films that continued until 1957. It's practically Leo Gorcey's film, however, with the rest of the gang in subordinate roles. Terrence "Slip" Mahoney (Gorcey), a tough guy who still answers to his even tougher sister, Mary (Pamela

Blake), loses his job at a construction firm when he punches out the foreman. Slip soon finds himself working with Sach (Huntz Hall) at the district attorney's office. The two get themselves into hot water when they try to bring in a gangster (Mike Mazurki) on their own. Their amateur

investigation leads them to an even rougher gangster (John Eldredge) who runs the construction company where Slip worked. Setting a pattern from which the series wouldn't deviate, Slip and the boys bring their nemesis to justice. Bernard Gorcey, who would become familiar as drugstore owner Louie

in subsequent series entries, plays a small-time bookie here.

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  • Review: LIVE WIRES was the first in the series of "Bowery Boys" films that continued until 1957. It's practically Leo Gorcey's film, however, with the rest of the gang in subordinate roles. Terrence "Slip" Mahoney (Gorcey), a tough guy who still answers to his eve… (more)

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