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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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
At 38minutes into the film Gloria Dickson's "Peggy" calls John Garfield's character "Johnnie" when he in fact is still under the guise & alias persona of "Jack Dorney"! She could not know that since he has not told anyone at that point of the film. See more
Ringside Radio Fight Announcer
A right to the jaw. A left to the face. Boy, is he a killer. Is he murderous. The Bull lands a terrific right to Smith's jaw, and Smith is down! It'll be best for Smith if he stays down, because this is downright murder. Smith's face is red pulp; red, red pulp. 8, 9, 10! And Smith's out. Phew! And I'm glad that's over.
Referenced in The Projectionist
Music by Abe Holzmann
Played at Legion Stadium before the fights See more