Lucky Losers

Lucky Losers is a 1950 comedy film starring The Bowery Boys. The film was released on May 14, 1950 by Monogram Pictures and is the eighteenth film in the series. It had the working title of High Stakes.[1]

Lucky Losers
Directed byWilliam Beaudine
Produced byJan Grippo
Written byCharles Marion
Bert Lawrence
StarringLeo Gorcey
Huntz Hall
Gabriel Dell
David Gorcey
William Benedict
Music byEdward J. Kay
CinematographyMarcel LePicard
Edited byWilliam Austin
Distributed byMonogram Pictures
Release date
  • May 14, 1950 (1950-05-14)
Running time
69 minutes
CountryUnited States


Slip and Sach's boss, David J. Thurston, has allegedly committed suicide. Slip finds a book of matches with the name of a local nightclub on his boss' desk and finds out from Gabe that a gambling casino is being run out of it. Slip comes to the conclusion that the club had something to do with his boss' death and sets out to find his murderer.

The boys get jobs at the club and Louie poses as a rich cattlemen as they gather the information to convict the murderers.

Home media

Warner Archives released the film on made-to-order DVD in the United States as part of "The Bowery Boys, Volume One" on November 23, 2012.


The Bowery Boys

Remaining cast


Producer Jan Grippo was a professional magician brought to Hollywood to teach Veronica Lake to be convincing doing card tricks in This Gun for Hire.[2] He later became Leo Gorcey's agent and produced the Bowery Boys series. He performed the card and dice tricks seen in the film.[3]


  1. p.339 Marshall, Wendy L. William Beaudine: From Silents to Television Scarecrow Press, 2005
  2. pp.98-99 Lenburg, Jeff Peekaboo: The Story of Veronica Lake iUniverse, 2001
Preceded by
Blonde Dynamite
'The Bowery Boys' movies
Succeeded by
Triple Trouble
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