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Jail Busters (1955)

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61 min | Comedy

Chuck, a reporter for The Blade newspaper, gets beaten up while trying to get a story on prison corruption, and the rest of the Bowery Boys, Slip, Sach, and Butch, get themselves arrested so that they can complete the expose from inside ...See moreChuck, a reporter for The Blade newspaper, gets beaten up while trying to get a story on prison corruption, and the rest of the Bowery Boys, Slip, Sach, and Butch, get themselves arrested so that they can complete the expose from inside the prison, while serving a short---they think---six month sentence. Inside the Big House, they learn that ex-gangsters Ed Lannigan, Tom Tomcyk, and "Big Greenie", are living in the lap of luxury within the prison, by paying off Jenkins, the corrupt Captain of the Guards. And, on the side, the Boys, Sach in particular, slowly send Dr. Fordyce, the prison psychiatrist, off the deep end as they clumsily go about their investigation. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Edward Bernds (screenplay) | Elwood Ullman (screenplay)
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Carl E. Guthrie (photographed by) (as Carl Guthrie)
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Updated Sep 18, 1955

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Sep 18, 1955 (United States)

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31 cast members
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Leo Gorcey
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney   See fewer
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Huntz Hall
Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones   See fewer
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Bernard Gorcey
Louie Dumbrowsky Louie Dumbrowsky   See fewer
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Barton MacLane
Captain Jenkins, Head Guard Captain Jenkins, Head Guard   See fewer
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Anthony Caruso
Percival P. Lannigan Percival P. Lannigan   See fewer
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Percy Helton
Warden B.W. Oswald Warden B.W. Oswald   See fewer
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David Gorcey
Charles 'Chuck' Anderson (as David Condon) Charles 'Chuck' Anderson (as David Condon)   See fewer
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Benny Bartlett
Butch Williams (as Bennie Bartlett) Butch Williams (as Bennie Bartlett)   See fewer
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Lyle Talbot
Cy Bowman Cy Bowman   See fewer
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Michael Ross
Big Greenie Big Greenie   See fewer
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John Harmon
Tomcyk Tomcyk   See fewer
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James Dime
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fritz Feld
Dr. Fernando F. Fordyce (uncredited) Dr. Fernando F. Fordyce (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kit Guard
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Hagney
Frank - Barber (uncredited) Frank - Barber (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold 'Tommy' Hart
Manicurist (uncredited) Manicurist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Henderson
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clegg Hoyt
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Jones
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Johnny Kern
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Henry Kulky
Marty (uncredited) Marty (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Ploski
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joey Ray
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Russell
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sammy Shack
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emil Sitka
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Cap Somers
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Tyler
Hank Gaffney - Convict (uncredited) Hank Gaffney - Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Walker
Willie (uncredited) Willie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Winslow
Dr. Wade (uncredited) Dr. Wade (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 248 votes