WriterEdmond Seward, Tim Ryan, Gerald Schnitzer Release dateJune 27, 1948 (1948-06-27) CastLeo Gorcey (Terrence 'Slip' Mahoney), Huntz Hall (Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones), Gabriel Dell (Gabe), Sheldon Leonard (Lippy Harris), Donald MacBride (Police Capt. James Q. Broaderik), Betty Caldwell (Candy McGill) Live Wires moviesJinx Money and Bowery Buckaroos are part of the same movie series, Jinx Money and News Hounds are part of the same movie series, Jinx Money and Hard Boiled Mahoney are part of the same movie series, Jinx Money and Trouble Makers are part of the same movie series, Jinx Money and Bowery Bombshell are part of the same movie series
TaglineThey're Loaded With Dough...And Ready To Go!...and He's Gone!
Jinx Money is a 1948 film starring the comedy team of The Bowery Boys. It is the tenth film in the series and the first one to include Bennie Bartlett as part of the team.
Pollack, an underworld gambler, is murdered, but before he dies he hides $50,000 that he just won gambling in a newspaper and kicks it under a car. The next day Sach and Slip are walking in the street and find the paper and the cash. Gabe, who is a reporter, runs a story on them finding the money and the gangsters that Pollack won the money from come looking for them. One by one they take the money from the boys and are immediately killed by the mysterious "umbrella". Eventually the boys get tired of having the money taken from them and people dying around them so they hand the money over to the police. The "umbrella", not knowing that they boys no longer have the money, comes to collect it from them and is captured by the police who were staking the boys hideout waiting for the killer.
After a short period of time the police return the money to the boys since no one has claimed it. They immediately hand over $38,000 to various charities that they promised the money to. Just as they were celebrating an IRS officer arrives and collects the remaining $12,000 for taxes and they are left broke and still owing Louie $5.00. As they leave the Sweet Shop they see a $5.00 bill on the street and scramble for it, with Slip finally getting it. But his possession of it does not last long as Louie steps in and takes it to settle their tab with him.
The Bowery Boys
Leo Gorcey as Terrance Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
Huntz Hall as Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones
William Benedict as Whitey
David Gorcey as Chuck
Bennie Bartlett as Butch
Gabriel Dell as Gabe
Bernard Gorcey as Louie Dumbrowski
Sheldon Leonard as Lippy Harris
Donald MacBride as Lt. Broderick
Betty Caldwell as Candy
Warner Archives released the film on made-to-order DVD in the United States as part of "The Bowery Boys, Volume Three" on October 1, 2013.