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What are some films featuring the Bowery Boys?

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“Hard Boiled Mahoney,” “In Fast Company,” “Spook Busters,” “Blonde Dynamite” and “Live Wires” are some films featuring the Bowery Boys. Forty-eight films featuring the Bowery Boys were released between 1946 and 1958, and Monogram Pictures released all of them.

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The Bowery Boys are fictional characters based in New York City. The Bowery Boys films are successors to the East Side Kids film series. Leo Gorcey, William Frambes, Billy Benedict, Bobby Jordan and Huntz Hall played the Bowery Boys in the 1946 film “Live Wires,” the first film in the Bowery Boys series. “Feudin' Fools,” “Crazy Over Horses,” “Loose in London,” “Here Come the Marines” and “Hold That Line” are other famous Bowery Boys films.

Gabriel Dell debuted as Gabe Moreno/Ricky Moreno in the 1946 film “Spook Busters.” Dell last appeared as one of the Bowery Boys in the 1950 film “Blues Busters.” Gil Stratton, Jr., Bennie Bartlett, Buddy Gorman, David Gorcey and Stanley Clements are other actors who played the Bowery Boys.

The Bowery Boys films series was a big hit and became more popular in the 1960s and 1970s. The Beatles used pictures of Huntz Hall and Leo Gorcey on the photo-montage cover for their album “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band” as a way of paying homage to the series. Warner Brothers released all 48 Bowery Boys films on DVD in the form of four volumes consisting of 12 films each.

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