Master Minds (1949)

Genres - Comedy, Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Horror Comedy  |   Release Date - Nov 29, 1949 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 64 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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When in doubt, drag out the "old dark house/mad scientist" formula. That's the philosophy of Master Minds, the 16th entry in Monogram's "Bowery Boys" series. It all begins when Sach (Huntz Hall), suffering from a toothache, develops the ability to read minds. Sach's pal Slip (Leo Gorcey), knowing a good thing when he sees one, exploits Sach's talents on the carnival-sideshow circuit. Soon, however, the demented Dr. Druzik (Alan Napier) comes calling, hoping to transplant Sach's brain into the body of ape-man Atlas (Glenn Strange). This film's funniest moments occur when the hulking Glenn Strange imitates Huntz Hall's familiar gestures and body language.

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apeman, body-parts, brain, carnival, ESP (Extra Sensory Perception), experiment, future, mad-scientist, mind, monster, prediction, psychic, toothache, transplant, boy, maniac, problems, scientist