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?
The Dead End Kids
terrorized the set during shooting. They threw other actors off with their ad-libbing, and once cornered co-star Humphrey Bogart
and stole his trousers. They didn't figure on James Cagney
's street-bred toughness, however. The first time Leo Gorcey
pulled an ad-lib on Cagney, the star stiff-armed the young actor right above the nose. From then on the gang behaved. See more
In one of the newspapers headlining an article about Rocky kidnapping Frazier, the word 'Kidnapper' is incorrectly spelled with only one P. 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
Referenced in The Horn Blows at Midnight
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