Johnnie is a boxer. The same evening he won the world championship, he is charged for the murder of a reporter and is taken for dead. Running away from New York, he ends up in a ranch in Arizona, run by an old lady as a work farm for delinquent teenagers. He falls in love with Peggy and became the teenagers' hero. But there is that New York Detective, Phelan, that does not believe he is dead and is chasing him... An unlikely scenario, but not a so bad film. Written by
YOU'D GIVE A DOG A BETTER CHANCE! (re-release print ad - all caps)
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Did You Know?
The fourth of seven movies featuring The Dead End Kids. In the original film, The Life of Jimmy Dolan
(1933), the kids are played by Mickey Rooney
and several cast members of the our "Our Gang" comedy shorts--a much younger crowd. See more
When "Jack Dorney" and some of the kids were trapped in the water tank, they swam to the bottom of the tank to lift a drain cap to let out the water so they wouldn't drown. Of course, the pressure of 10 feet of water in the tank would have exerted 500-600 pounds per square foot on that drain cap, making it much more difficult if not impossible for them to lift it. See more
Johnnie Bradfield, aka Jack Dorney
If you're rootin' for me, I'll go in there and bang the ears off the biggest guy in the world.
Followed by Angels Wash Their Faces
M-O-T-H-E-R, a Word That Means the World to Me
Music by Theodore Morse
Lyrics by Howard Johnson
Partially sung a cappella by Bert Roach See more