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On a pure storytelling level, Crazy Over Horses is one of the best entries in Monogram's "Bowery Boys" series. This time, Slip (Leo Gorcey), Sach (Huntz Hall) and the gang come into possession of a race horse. Slip is convinced that the horse, which he'd picked up as payment for a debt owed to sweet-shop owner Louie (Bernard Gorcey) by stable owner Flynn (Tim Ryan), is a thoroughbred. For once, he's right: the nag had been left with Flynn by a group of gamblers who'll do anything to get her back, even unto switching horses on the boys. The film leads steadily and logically to an exciting racetrack climax, capped by a final confrontation with the crooks. Comic patsy Huntz Hall is curiously unpleasant and abrasive in Crazy Over Horses, though he reverts to his old bumbling self in an extended sequence wherein he disguises himself as a black stablehand (this scene is usually removed when the film is shown on television). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Leo Gorcey
as Slip Mahoney
Huntz Hall
as Sach
Gloria Saunders
as Terry
William Benedict
as Whitey
Bernard Gorcey
as Louie Dumbrowsky
David Gorcey
as Chuck
Bennie Bartlett
as Butch
Allen Jenkins
as Weepin' Willie
Ted de Corsia
as Duke
Perc Launders
as Charlie
Bob Peoples
as Uniformed guard
Whitey Hughes
Sam Balter
as Announcer
Smoki Whitfield
as Crap-shooting Stable Attendant
Ben Frommer
as Silent Man
Wilbur Mack
as Elderly Man
Gertrude Astor
as Elderly Woman
Peggy Wynne
as Mazie
Bill Cartledge


William Beaudine
Jan Grippo
Marcel Le Picard
Edward Kay
Musical Direction/Supervision
William Austin
Robert Priestley
Set Designer