Paris Playboys (1954)

Genres - Action, Comedy, Spy Film  |   Sub-Genres - Slapstick  |   Release Date - Mar 7, 1954 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 62 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Paris Playboys was lensed on the same sets used for the Bowery Boys' previous opus Loose in London, indicating that Allied Artists was nothing if not cosmopolitan. This time, Sach (Huntz Hall) turns out to be the exact double of brilliant French scientist Le Beau (also Huntz Hall). The mistaken-identity gimmick results in Sach, his fellow Bowery Boys Slip (Leo Gorcey), Chuck (David Condon) and Butch (Bennie Bartlett), and sweet-shop owner Louie (Bernard Gorcey) being whisked off to Paris, where Sach is expected to duplicate Le Beau's revolutionary new rocket fuel. It must needs be that the real Le Beau emerges from hiding to thoroughly confuse Slip et. al. Adding to the merriment are a bunch of foreign spies, headed by the always disreputable Steven Geray. Though out of favor with most Bowery Boys aficionados, Paris Playboys comes through with the usual quota of bellylaughs.



agent [representative], employment, espionage, formula, France, fuel, impersonation, investigation, mistaken-identity, perfection, professor, rocket, scientist, secret-plan, secrets, boy