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East Side Kids (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 10 February 1940 (USA)
A young street kid grows up and becomes a cop when he realizes that crime doesn't pay. One of his childhood friends is in prison for a murder he didn't commit, and the cop looks for ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert F. Hill (as Bob Hill)

Writers:

William Lively (original story), William Lively (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leon Ames ... Pat O'Day
Dennis Moore ... Milton Franklin 'Mileaway' Harris
Joyce Bryant ... Molly Dolan
Hal E. Chester Hal E. Chester ... Fred 'Dutch' Kuhn (as Hally Chester)
Harris Berger ... Danny Dolan
Frankie Burke ... Skinny
Vince Barnett ... Whisper
Dave O'Brien ... Knuckles Dolan
Ted Adams ... Schmidt (as Richard Adams)
Maxine Leslie Maxine Leslie ... May
Robert Fiske ... Cornwall - aka Robert Morrison
Jack Edwards Jack Edwards ... Algernon 'Mouse' Wilkes
Jim Farley ... Police Captain Moran (as James Farley)
Stephen Chase ... Joe - Detective (as Alden Chase)
Fred Hoose ... Mr. Wilkes
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A young street kid grows up and becomes a cop when he realizes that crime doesn't pay. One of his childhood friends is in prison for a murder he didn't commit, and the cop looks for evidence to free him. Meanwhile, the prisoner's brother gets mixed up with a gang of counterfeiters, and inadvertently discovers the evidence that can set his brother free, if he can only get someone to believe him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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THEY'RE NOT KILLERS YET...BUT SOMEDAY THEY'LL BURN FOR MURDER! (original ad - all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Trivia

This film received its earliest documented telecast in Los Angeles Sunday 5 March 1950 on KNBH (Channel 4). See more »

Connections

Followed by Docks of New York (1945) See more »

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Angels in Disguise (with Scratches)
14 April 2009 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

The first "East Side Kids" feature reaches back to the original "Dead End" formula, as another movie studio decides to cash in on the kids. "Monogram" couldn't obtain any of the six original young scene stealers, so they built their team around second stringers. The leader role, usually assigned to Billy Halop, went to Harris Berger (as Danny Dolan). Mr. Berger had joined the original stage play, and was already appearing in Universal's "Dead End" features.

The Bobby Jordan-type role is played by Hal E. "Hally" Chester (as Fred "Dutch" Kuhn), who was featured most prominently (of this cast) in previous "Dead End" films. Leo Gorcey and the others are replaced by: Frankie Burke (as Skinny), Donald Haines (as PeeWee), Edwin "Eddie" Brian (as Mike), and Sam Edwards (as Pete). And, for one film only, Jack Edwards (as Algernon "The Mouse" Wilkes) joins the group, playing the well-heeled "sissy" who wants to be "tough".

The "Dead End" plot variation involves grown-up juvenile delinquent Leon Ames (as Pat O'Day) trying to help out some young "Angels with Dirty Faces". Now a policeman, Mr. Ames decides to open a club for "Danny's Gang", to keep them out of trouble. Ames recalls his youth as a young gangster, with Dennis Moore (as "Mile-Away" Harris) and Dave O'Brien (as "Knuckles" Dolan). Although they are still friendly, Mr. Moore is on the wrong side of the law. Mr. O'Brien, Danny's big brother, is falsely imprisoned.

The film is rushed and rough - which, on one level, helps. With re-takes, Mr. Burke's background "scratch and sniff" scene would be "corrected", but it fits the "Dead End" kid atmosphere perfectly. The film, with some additional work, would be on par with the "Warner Brothers" features. The real Bobby Jordan took over the role of "Danny Dolan" for this film's sequel, "Boys of the City"; and, early in this "Monogram" series, some continuity between films in attempted.

****** East Side Kids (2/10/40) Robert F. Hill ~ Harris Berger, Hal E. Chester, Frankie Burke, Leon Ames


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heróis do Bairro See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

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