A paroled convict's efforts to improve conditions at a boys' reform school alarm the school's corrupt warden, who has been embezzling funds from the institution. He hatches a plan to derail the reformed convict's efforts and have him sent back to prison, and part of that scheme involves cracking down hard on the reform school's inmates. Written by
The world said they couldn't go straight...but these "Dead End" Kids formed a government of the boys, by the boys, for the boys...and turned a vicious Crime School into a modern Boys' City!
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Did You Know?
This was one of the first films that Broadway columnist-turned-film producer/writer Mark Hellinger
worked on at the B-picture unit of Warner Brothers. Hellinger was under close scrutiny by Hollywood columnists to observe how he would perform, and they jokingly referred to this film as "Hellinger's Kitchen". See more
[to the boys
I'm not going back to jail because I hit him, I'm going back because nobody ever told me what I'm about to tell you. Now it's allright for you guys to like me, but it ain't allright for you to be like me.
Follows Newsboys' Home
Auld Lang Syne
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Sung a cappella by Stanley Fields
and the boys
Played during the end credits See more