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Five members of a teen-age gang, including leader Jimmy Smith, are sent to the State Reformatory, presided over by the melodramatically callous Thompson. Soon, Patsy Gargan, a former gangster appointed Deputy Commissioner as a political favor, arrives complete with hip flask and blonde. Gargan falls for activist nurse Dorothy and, inspired by her, takes over the administration to run the place on radical principles. But Thompson, to conceal his years of graft, needs a quick way to discredit Gargan... Written by
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Movies should be judged by comparing them to other films of their time. Obviously a film is not going to be the same as films made 70 years later. This film shows a more rugged image of the era than say Boys Town. We do not see the life story of the villain and who really cares, for we have been able to see 4 hours of film to see Darth Vaders life story in the Star Wars series.
Enough life stories. This film really represents the hard life of kids during the Depression.
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