Hold That Line is a 1952 comedy film starring The Bowery Boys. The film was released on March 23, 1952, by Monogram Pictures and is the twenty-fifth film in the series.

Hold That Line
Directed byWilliam Beaudine
Produced byJerry Thomas
Written byTim Ryan
Charles R. Marion
StarringLeo Gorcey
Huntz Hall
David Gorcey
Bernard Gorcey
Music byEdward J. Kay
CinematographyMarcel LePicard
Edited byWilliam Austin
Distributed byMonogram Pictures
Release date
  • March 23, 1952 (1952-03-23)
Running time
64 minutes
CountryUnited States


The members of the local university's trust make a wager that anyone can succeed in college if just given the chance. They enlist the boys to attend the university to prove the theory. While the boys do not become academic scholars, Sach invents a "vitamin" drink that makes him invincible. They all join the football team and Sach becomes the star player, leading them to the big championship game. A local gambler sees an opportunity to make some money and he kidnaps Sach to prevent him from playing. Slip and the rest of the gang rescue Sach and return him to the game. Sach is out of "vitamins", so Slip plans a ruse on the playing field that distracts the other team and allows him to score the winning touchdown. Afterward, Sach cannot reproduce his "vitamin" formula, but he produces a new concoction that allows him to fly.


This is the first appearance of Gil Stratton, Jr. as a member of the gang, replacing William Benedict. Stratton was unhappy as a Bowery Boy, and he tried to keep himself as inconspicuous in the films as possible; he often gave his dialogue to Leo Gorcey or Huntz Hall.[1]


The Bowery BoysEdit

Remaining castEdit

Home mediaEdit

Warner Archives released the film on made-to-order DVD in the United States as part of "The Bowery Boys, Volume Two" on April 9, 2013.


  1. ^ Hayes, David and Brent Walker (1984). The Films of The Bowery Boys. Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press.

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Preceded by
Crazy Over Horses
'The Bowery Boys' movies
Succeeded by
Here Come the Marines