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Boy of the Streets (1937)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  8 December 1937 (USA)
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Cocky young street kid worships his father, a sleazy political operative.

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Chuck Brennan
Maureen O'Connor ...
Nora
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Julie Stone
Robert Emmett O'Connor ...
Police Officer Rourke
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Mrs. Mary Brennan
Matty Fain ...
Blackie Davis
George Cleveland ...
Tim 'Flannel-Mouth' Farley
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Dr. Allan (as Gordon Elliott)
Guy Usher ...
Fog Horn Brennan aka Foggy
Paul White ...
Spike, Gang Member
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Cocky young street kid worships his father, a sleazy political operative.

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8 December 1937 (USA)  »

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Written by Wallis Willis
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Big Talk about Big Deals
26 September 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

A great deal more social commentary got into Boy Of The Street than you would normally find in a Monogram Production about the Lower East Side of New York. Jackie Cooper has the lead in this one and while it looks like a Bowery Boys movie it most certainly is not.

Jackie is a teen gang leader who idolizes his old man and his big talk about big deals he's cooking up with the political bosses of the area. Father is played by Guy Usher who is just waiting for his ship to come in rather than go to work. Mom is Marjorie Main who's had a reality check along time ago about her husband.

Several plot elements fit into Boy In The Street. Of course there is Jackie and his gang. Secondly there's a young girl played by Maureen Connor who has the snoops of the Children's Aid Society asking about her. The doctor who runs the neighborhood clinic and the new landlord of the building where they all live Bill Elliott and Kathleen Burke find a solution.

Lastly there is Jackie's wake up call when he finds that the big bosses downtown have his father down as just a tinhorn chiseler that bones get thrown to every now and then. That knowledge drives Jackie to work for gang leader Matty Fain with some bad consequences.

That is indeed Bill Elliott soon to be cowboy hero playing the doctor. And another part worth noting is George Cleveland who is actually a flunky to the flunky. He's the one I remember best from the film. And also to be noted is Robert Emmett O'Connor as the quintessential Irish- American beat cop, a type that has vanished forever.

Boy Of The Streets will be a pleasant surprise for you if you're expecting some of the lowbrow hijinks of The Bowery Boys.


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