When gangster Jimmy Donovan is made guardian of Midge, the 7-year-old brother of his friend Big Ben Murray, he decides to reform and rear Midge properly. The court takes custody of Midge, but Donovan proves himself by recovering a payroll stolen by some of his ex-colleagues, thereby winning Midge and Kitty, his girl. Written by
Did You Know?
According to director Allan Dwan
, many of the supporting and background roles were taken by real rough-and-tumble gangsters. A large party sequence was filmed where two rival gangs were hired simultaneously but sworn to keep the peace, which they did until Dwan gave them the signal. See more
Version of Young Donovan's Kid