LOOSE IN LONDON (1953)
Article #1217 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 7-14-2004
Posting Date: 12-11-2004
Directed by Edward Bernds
Featuring Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bernard Gorcey
The Bowery Boys discover that Sach is an heir to the fortune of the Earl of Walsingham, so they go to England.
Well, it’s another Bowery Boys movie, and if you’ve seen enough of these, you know the score. It’s one of the better ones, though, despite the fact that we get a lot more of Huntz Hall’s mugging than we do of Leo Gorcey’s malaprops. The fantastic elements are pretty weak; there’s some talk of the ghost of an executioner, and some of the action near the end takes place in a torture chamber, but all in all it’s a pretty slight affair in this regard. It does give you a chance to hear Bowery Boy banter translated into Shakespearese, though.