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Streets of New York (1939)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 12 April 1939 (USA)
Jimmy, an idealistic and hard-working young man, has just arrived in New York City with dreams of making his fortune. Along the way he faces numerous obstacles, opportunities and ... See full summary »

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(story: Abe Lincoln of 9th Avenue) (as Robert D. Andrews), (screenplay) (as Robert D. Andrews)
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William McKinley 'Gimpy' Smith
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Anne Carroll
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Jimmy, an idealistic and hard-working young man, has just arrived in New York City with dreams of making his fortune. Along the way he faces numerous obstacles, opportunities and temptations, but through it all, he considers the actions of his hero, Abraham Lincoln, for guidance. Will Jimmy see his dreams come true, or will he be another of the countless hopefuls chewed up and spit out by New York's mean streets? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Crime | Drama

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12 April 1939 (USA)  »

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The Abe Lincoln of Ninth Avenue  »

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This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in New York City Wednesday 30 June 1948 on WATV (Channel 13) and in Los Angeles Saturday 17 March 1951 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

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He'd never make it as a Corleone
8 January 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Jackie Coooper must have wondered where his career went when he did this film for Monogram. It was sure a long way from MGM where he starred in The Champ and Treasure Island. At least he was away from Wallace Beery whom he couldn't stand and eventually became an adult player of considerable talent and ability.

His character in Streets Of New York is really a bit much to take in. He runs a newstand where he has about half a dozen newsboys sell from, kids not much younger than him including Martin Spellman a kid on crutches. Rivals like Dave Durand give him a wide berth because Cooper has an older gangster brother in Dick Purcell. Kind of like Frank Sinatra in Johnny Concho.

But Cooper is one of the straightest arrow young men you ever will encounter. He's studying law on the side and he patterns himself as the Abraham Lincoln of 9th Avenue.

He'd never make it in the Corleone family though where blood ties are everything. More I won't say.

Jackie Cooper and the rest of the cast give decent and sincere performances in a typical cheap Monogram Production.


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