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Boy of the Streets (1937)

Approved | | Drama | 8 December 1937 (USA)
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
Tim 'Flannel-Mouth' Farley
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Cocky young street kid worships his father, a sleazy political operative.

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JACKIE COOPER in the picture for which he will be remembered forever See more »




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Release Date:

8 December 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El chico de la calle  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Did Your Mother Come from Ireland?
Music by Michael Carr
Lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy
Sung by Maureen O'Connor in the apartment
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Easy Peek at Depression Era Slums and Shows Plenty of Hope
4 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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