This film received its first telecast Friday 28 November 1941 on New York City's pioneer commercial television station WNBT (Channel 1). Post-WWII television viewers got their first look at it in New York City Monday 10 May 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Los Angeles Sunday 25 July 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »
Easy Peek at Depression Era Slums and Shows Plenty of Hope
Monogram, a Distinctive Low Budget Studio Shows Here it Could Make a Movie that Looked Like a Major Studio. In This Social Depression Era Drama Jackie Cooper Falling from the Grace of Big Budget Successes is Still Able to Make the Central Character Believable, Charming, and Effective.
An Exceptional Performance from Ma Kettle Star (Marjorie Main) Add to the Ambiance of the Downtrodden People Residing in the Slums. There are Rival Teen Gangs Spitting at Each Other and Engaging in Fisticuffs, and a Mob Element that Shoots Anything in Sight.
Overall, it is a Good Peek at the Low Life Environs and the Movie Delivers a Good Story with an Upbeat Ending. The Script is Above Average and Characters All Ring True. For a Positive Spin on Life in the Undergrowth, the Ending May be a Bit too Quick and Hokey, but Provides a Dream, from the Dream Factory of 1930's B-Movie Hollywood.
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