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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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Cast overview:
Chuck Brennan
Maureen O'Connor ...
Julie Stone
Robert Emmett O'Connor ...
Police Officer Rourke
Mrs. Mary Brennan
Matty Fain ...
Blackie Davis
George Cleveland ...
Tim 'Flannel-Mouth' Farley
Dr. Allan (as Gordon Elliott)
Guy Usher ...
Fog Horn Brennan aka Foggy
Paul White ...
Spike, Gang Member


Cocky young street kid worships his father, a sleazy political operative.

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CHUCK WANTED TO BE A BIG SHOT LIKE HIS OLD MAN...until one day...he learned the old man was a two-bit stooge! See more »




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8 December 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El chico de la calle  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)
Lyrics by Eric Maschwitz (as Holt Marvell) and Harry Link
Music by Jack Strachey
Sung by Maureen O'Connor at Pete's Grotto
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Social Drama
6 November 2008 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Monogram tries its hand at producing a social drama on the order of DEAD END or ONE-THIRD OF A NATION. Jackie Cooper gives a high-energy performance as a leader of a street gang, but the entire production slides over into standard melodrama. Neither does the cheap production value help -- even though it might seem to for a film of this sort. However, the photography by Gilbert Warrenton is a little too glossy for the piece.

Guy Usher as Jackie's father and Margorie Main as his mother give fine performances, and the movie may be the first feature to use the standard "These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)" in its soundtrack, but despite its aspirations, director William Nigh never seems to manage much of either great significance or entertainment.

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