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
Tony Fontana <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Girls living like boys! Boys living like savages!
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Edward 'Eddie' Smith
Go ahead! Put me in a cell. Lock me up! I'm sick of being hungry and cold. Sick of freight trains. Jail can't be any worse than the street. So give it to me!
Referenced in Lady Killer
The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
Music by Harry Warren
Played after the kids leave the dance
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