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Hell's Kitchen (1939)

 -  Drama  -  8 July 1939 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
The 'Dead End' Kids
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Beth
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Jim
Stanley Fields ...
Buck
Billy Halop ...
Tony
Bobby Jordan ...
Joey
Leo Gorcey ...
Gyp
Huntz Hall ...
Bingo
Gabriel Dell ...
Ace
Bernard Punsly ...
Ouch (as Bernard Punsley)
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Soap
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Krispan
Frederic Tozere ...
Mike Garvey (as Fred Tozere)
Arthur Loft ...
Elmer Krispan
Vera Lewis ...
Sarah Krispan
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Storyline

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 frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Clean sport, self-rule, to help build body and mind...and their future! See more »

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Drama

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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8 July 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Sucursal do Inferno  »

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Buck Caesar: [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.
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Connections

Remake of Crime School (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
(1788) (uncredited)
Traditional
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Sung a cappella by Stanley Fields and the boys
Played during the end credits
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Good Remake
27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Hell's Kitchen (1939)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

The Dead End Kids star in this remake of The Mayor of Hell and Crime School. This time out (again) a gangster (Stanley Fields) gets out of going to prison but he must do good in the community so he gets involved with a reform school where he soon learns that the owner is abusing the boys. If you've seen either of the previous versions then you won't be shocked by anything that happens here but Fields is good enough to raise the material to a watchable level. There's several failed attempts at humor, which brings the film down some but the drama is pretty strong throughout. Ronald Reagan plays Fields lawyer.


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