At the bottom of the depression, Tom's mother has been out of work for months when Ed's father loses his job. Not to burden their parents, the two high school sophomore's decide to hop the freights and look for work. Wherever they go, there are many other kids just like them, so Tom, Ed and now Sally stick together. They camp in places like 'Sewer City' as long as they can until the local authorities run them off. They travel all over the mid west and when they get to New York, Ed thinks that they may finally find work. Written by
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Girls living like boys! Boys living like savages!
Did You Know?
About 15 minutes into the movie, the main character Eddie says to his father "I guess I'm just like my cousin Hoogo." This is a reference to a character from the 1920s and 1930s created by actor Jack Pearl. The character he created was Baron Munchausen. Munchausen told fanciful stories about his life, and they often involved his fictional cousin Hugo (pronounced Hoogo). Pearl played the character in musical reviews in the 1920s, and then in radio shows in the early 1930s. See more
There are no mountains in Columbus, Ohio. See more
[Just prior to the amputation
Dr. Henry A. Heckel
[Motioning for the doctor to come closer
If I... If I cough... that means it's hurtin' too much.
[Tommy looks around but his friend look away
You see, I don't want the fellas to think I'm a baby.
In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town
Music by John Siras
and Jack Little
Played when the kids scheme their way into the school dance See more