Two boyhood friends, Rocky Sullivan and Jerry Connolly have taken different paths in life. After Rocky is arrested he is sent to a juvenile facility and becomes a lifelong tough guy and criminal. Jerry on the other hand goes straight and becomes a Catholic priest ministering to people in the same neighborhood when he and Rocky grew up. When Rocky is released from prison he resumes his criminal lifestyle and becomes much admired by many of the local kids. Worried that the kids will follow Rocky into the criminal world, Jerry works hard to keep them on the straight and narrow. When Rocky is convicted and sentenced to the electric chair, Jerry asks him for one last favor. Written by
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Did You Know?
's opening scene with The 'Dead End' Kids
took place "in the basement of a deserted building". By this time, they "had been throwing their weight around quite a bit with [other] directors and actors". As the scene was being shot, Leo Gorcey
jokingly ad libbed "he's psychic!", "thereby throwing the rhythm of the scene right out the window, souring the whole thing very nicely". So in the next take, just before he said "come here, suckers", Cagney "stiff arm[ed Gorcey] right above the nose. His head went back [and hit] the kid behind him, stunning them both momentarily." Huntz Hall witnessed Gorcey being hit, and later recalled in 1978: "Leo hated See more
When Father visits Rocky in prison, a chair for him to sit appears out of nowhere. See more
Jerry, As a Boy
William 'Rocky' Sullivan, as a boy
It's as dead as a door nail around here.
Jerry, As a Boy
From Me to You
Written by Fabian Andre
, Wayne King
and Nat Conney
Played from when Bim sinks the 3-ball in the corner to the end of the pool room scene See more