Master Minds

Master Minds is a comedy film starring The Bowery Boys. The film was released on November 29, 1949 by Monogram Pictures and is the sixteenth film in the series.

Master Minds
Theatrical poster to Master Minds
Directed byJean Yarbrough
Produced byJan Grippo
Written byCharles Marion
StarringLeo Gorcey
Huntz Hall
Gabriel Dell
David Gorcey
William Benedict
Music byEdward J. Kay
CinematographyMarcel LePicard
Edited byWilliam Austin
Distributed byMonogram Pictures
Release date
  • November 29, 1949 (1949-11-29)
Running time
64 minutes
CountryUnited States


Sach has eaten too much candy, which gives him a toothache that allows him to predict the future. Slip and Gabe come up with an idea to make money from this and put him in a sideshow carnival. A mad scientist sees Sach's photo in the newspaper and reads about his ability and decides to visit the carnival. After seeing Sach in action he decides to kidnap him so he can transfer his brain into the brain of Atlas, a humanoid creature.

The boys attempt to rescue Sach, but are captured themselves. Meanwhile Sach and Atlas have had their brains swapped temporarily and Louie has arrived in the hopes of rescuing all of them. He dons a knight's armor and temporarily outwits the scientists, but is eventually captured as well. However, the police, who Louie tried to alert earlier, arrive and arrest the scientists. Slip then tries to put Sach back on display at the carnival, but Sach says he no longer has a toothache...because he swallowed it!


The Bowery Boys

Remaining cast


Bennie Bartlett temporarily left the series after this film. He would be replaced by Buddy Gorman for the next seven films.

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.


    Preceded by
    Angels in Disguise
    'The Bowery Boys' movies
    Succeeded by
    Blonde Dynamite
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