Bowery Boys: Clipped Wings (1953)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Slapstick  |   Run Time - 62 min.  |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

To clear their pal Lt. Dave Moreno (Todd Karns) of a treason charge, "Bowery Boys" Slip Mahoney (Leo Gorcey) and Sach Jones (Huntz Hall) join the air force. Thanks to a bureaucratic foul-up, Sach is assigned to the womens' barracks. Once the comic value of this situation is milked dry, the boys set to help Dave, not knowing that his arrest is merely a subterfuge to flush out the real traitors. Slip and Sach wind up in a runaway airplane, which fortutiously lands just outside the spies' headquarters. Director Edward Bernds and cowriter Elwood Ullman, both veterans of the Three Stooges 2-reelers, treat Slip and Sach as out-and-out buffoons in Clipped Wings, which doesn't lend much credibility to the story but does provide plenty of laughs.



Air-Force, military, name-clearing, traitor, treason