What can you tell me about The Bowery Boys? Sach was my favorite of the gang.
—Denton Higdon, Franklin, N.C.
Produced from 1946 to 1958, the 48 Bowery Boys comedies comprise the longest continuously running feature-film series in movie history. Also known as The Dead End Kids, The Little Tough Guys and The East Side Kids, the original juveniles (Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Gabriel Dell, Billy Halop and Bernard Punsly) starred in the 1935 Broadway play Dead End, and filled the same roles in the 1937 film of the same title. Gorcey, who portrayed gang leader Slip Mahoney, died in 1969 at 51. Hall, who played the tall, goofy Sach, died in 1999 at 79.