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East Side Kids (1940)

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A young street kid grows up and becomes a cop when he realizes that crime doesn't pay. One of his childhood friends is in prison for a murder he didn't commit, and the cop looks for ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dennis Moore ...
Milton Franklin 'Mileaway' Harris
Joyce Bryant ...
Molly Dolan
Hal E. Chester ...
Fred 'Dutch' Kuhn (as Hally Chester)
Harris Berger ...
Danny Dolan
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Vince Barnett ...
Whisper
Dave O'Brien ...
Ted Adams ...
Schmidt (as Richard Adams)
Maxine Leslie ...
May
Robert Fiske ...
Cornwall - aka Robert Morrison
Jack Edwards ...
Algernon 'Mouse' Wilkes
Jim Farley ...
Police Captain Moran (as James Farley)
Stephen Chase ...
Joe - Detective (as Alden Chase)
Fred Hoose ...
Mr. Wilkes
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Storyline

A young street kid grows up and becomes a cop when he realizes that crime doesn't pay. One of his childhood friends is in prison for a murder he didn't commit, and the cop looks for evidence to free him. Meanwhile, the prisoner's brother gets mixed up with a gang of counterfeiters, and inadvertently discovers the evidence that can set his brother free, if he can only get someone to believe him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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"TONIGHT MY BROTHER DIES IN THE CHAIR. TOMORROW I START PAYING 'EM BACK!" (original ad - all caps) See more »

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10 February 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Heróis do Bairro  »

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| (2005 DVD release)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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David Durand is in casting call lists as "Butch," the role played by Hal E. Chester, who was listed as "Buster," a character not in the film. Durand was not seen in the film at all. See more »

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First East Side Kids serial entry
17 June 2004 | by (San Pablo, CA) – See all my reviews

A lot of folks don't have much great to say about this or any of the East Side Kids films, but this was the first entry into the series and it wasn't as bad as its touted to be. Plenty of action and intrigue, though quite dated. No Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall or even Bobby Jordan...this was the adjustment period for those coming fresh from being the Dead End Kids and cast wasn't settled. Though you do have a familiar face...Frankie Burke, from "Angels with dirty faces" and other Dead End Kids films. He mugs it up heavily for this film and has some decent lines, which he didn't often receive. This is a film definitely worth watching! If for nothing else, simply for the mere fact that this is the first entry into the East Side Kids serial. If you are a fan of the Dead End Kids, this is a must see.


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